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New York Times, Thursday, November 8, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 357 (avg 1.93)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,853

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Snapshot advice : SMILE
6. Early Asian : MEDE
10. Wrought : MADE
14. Tried : HADAT
15. Popular hue : AQUA
16. Pound : EZRA
17. "The coward does it with ___" : AKISS
18. Fretful : QUERULOUS
20. Pens of early days : GOOSEQUILLS
22. Italian numeral : TRE
23. Millinery item : TOQUE
24. Kind of alcohol : ETHYL
26. Cuckoo : ANI
28. Catchall abbr. : ETC
30. Sine ___ non : QUA
31. East Indian tree : JACA
33. Pou ___ : STO
34. Outcome : UPSHOT
38. Grandparental : AVAL
39. Musical rates : TEMPI
41. Mall event : SALE
42. Chemical sugar : XYLOSE
44. Sea bird : ERN
45. Straw in the wind : OMEN
46. Maid or master : OLD
47. Needed: Abbr. : REQ
48. Appropriate expression, with 52 Across : MOT
49. Island off Greece : CORFU
52. See 48 Across : JUSTE
55. U. K. decoration : OBE
56. Decorative process : MARQUETERIE
62. Makes a good showing : DOESPROUD
64. Chemical compound : OXIDE
65. Sommer of films : ELKE
66. "Just as the ___ is bent . . . " : TWIG
67. Landed estate : MANOR
68. Dice throw : SISE
69. Punta del ___ : ESTE
70. Kind of Saxon : ANGLO
Down
1. Kind of rug : SHAG
2. Large shark : MAKO
3. Not making sense : IDIOTICAL
4. Cowboy gear : LASSO
5. Catchall abbr. : ETSEQ
6. Preliminary model : MAQUETTE
7. On a par: Prefix : EQUI
8. Two-man competition : DUEL
9. Countess's spouse : EARL
10. Torme : MEL
11. Mercury : AZOTH
12. ___ Lane : DRURY
13. Atelier feature : EASEL
19. Expend : USEUP
21. Sought : QUESTED
25. Italian poet : TASSO
26. Trojan War hero : AJAX
27. Defense arm : NAVY
29. One with potential : COMER
30. Five, to Caesar : QUINQUE
32. Stand-offish : ALOOF
35. Pounding on : HAMMERING
36. Dairy surrogate : OLEO
37. Camptown sight : TENT
40. Have a closed mind : PREJUDGE
43. Bearish time : SLUMP
49. Disguises the meaning : CODES
50. Agora coins : OBOLI
51. Noxious odors : REEKS
53. Small opening : STOMA
54. Waco man : TEXAN
57. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
58. Ruckuses : ROWS
59. Leave off : QUIT
60. Subject of reverence : IDOL
61. Saarinen : EERO
63. Poker term : SEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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