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New York Times, Friday, November 30, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 4.62, Missing: { B F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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C
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G
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,875
Across
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Teeth : COGS
5
Isaac's son and others : ESAUS
10
Frigate bird : IWA
13
Roman courts : ATRIA
15
French cup : TASSE
16
Auto : CAR
17
Insect : GRASSHOPPER
19
Pronoun : ONE
20
From ___ west : EASTTO
21
African country : UGANDA
23
Lecture : SERMON
26
Mud: Prefix : PEL
27
Bank employee: Abbr. : TLR
28
Work unit : ERG
29
Turkish titles : AGAS
33
Asian sheep : SHA
34
Luau wear : GRASSSKIRTS
38
Pale : WAN
39
Operate : RUN
40
Mrs. Nixon : PAT
41
Wall décor : ART
42
Flat-leafed perennial : INDIANGRASS
45
French possessive : SES
46
Deed : GEST
47
German exclamation : ACH
48
Compass point : SSE
49
Navy V.I.P. : ADM
52
Annoy : PESTER
54
"Rose of ___" : TRALEE
57
Melodic : ARIOSE
60
Fish : EEL
61
Certain singles : GRASSWIDOWS
65
Zodiac sign : RAM
66
Not ___ in the world : ACARE
67
Reach : GETAT
68
French woman: Abbr. : MME
69
Neighbor of Turkey : SYRIA
70
W. W. II craft : LSTS
Down
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Confine : CAGE
2
Other: Sp. : OTRA
3
Velds : GRASSLANDS
4
Dreiser's Carrie : SISTER
5
W. W. II initials : ETO
6
Drain : SAP
7
Serpent : ASP
8
Finish : USEUP
9
Cloth : SERGE
10
Image : ICON
11
Magic ___ : WAND
12
Field : AREA
14
Man with a telescope: Abbr. : ASTR
18
Hitting feat : HOMERUN
22
Jai ___ : ALAI
24
Ape, for short : ORANG
25
Militia units: Abbr. : NGS
27
Macbeth, for a while : THANE
30
Politicos' favorite : GRASSROOTS
31
Up ___ (cornered) : ATREE
32
Fast planes: Abbr. : SSTS
33
Gulp : SWIG
34
Fondness, in Ireland : GRA
35
Room : SPACE
36
Cutting tool : SASHSAW
37
Chess pieces: Abbr. : KTS
43
Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
44
Knock : RAP
48
Beer mug : SEIDEL
50
French painter : DEGAS
51
Gracious! : MERCY
53
Math branch : TRIG
54
Period : TERM
55
Clean a pipe : REAM
56
Egyptian dancer : ALME
58
Hit : SWAT
59
Superlative endings : ESTS
62
River to the Rhine : AAR
63
Hindu title : SRI
64
Kind of power : SEA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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