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New York Times, Friday, November 9, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,854
Across
1. Nautical call : AHOY
5. Tree snake : MAMBA
10. Novelist Murdoch : IRIS
14. Relative of a beaut : LULU
15. Sell ___ of goods : ABILL
16. Jabberwocky word : MOME
17. Not worth ___ : AFIG
18. Twangy : NASAL
19. English poet : POPE
20. Ambrosia : FOODOFTHEGODS
23. Spanish painter : SERT
24. Thing, in law : RES
25. "Fox and Grapes" et al. : FABLES
28. Decorative needlework : FAGOTING
33. Inter ___ : ALIA
34. Unyielding : RIGID
35. Marsupial, for short : ROO
36. Cake mix or frozen stew, e.g. : CONVENIENCEFOOD
40. Dress up, with "out" : TOG
41. Silent-film vamp : NEGRI
42. First word in Mass. motto : ENSE
43. Indianapolis feature : SPEEDWAY
45. U. S. admiral : HALSEY
47. ___ de guerre : NOM
48. Flying prefix : AERO
49. Shore specialty : SEAFOODDINNER
55. German philosopher : KANT
56. Base and snare : DRUMS
57. Farah's country : IRAN
59. Der ___ : ALTE
60. Heron : EGRET
61. Moslem title : EMIR
62. Charges : FEES
63. French city : LYONS
64. Yemen's capital : SANA
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1. ___ king : ALA
2. Puff's partner : HUFF
3. Mixture : OLIO
4. Croat : YUGOSLAV
5. Estates : MANORS
6. Astern : ABAFT
7. Moisture : MIST
8. Insipid : BLAH
9. Subject to hay fever : ALLERGIC
10. Tax : IMPOST
11. Land measure : ROOD
12. Little devils : IMPS
13. Comprehend : SEE
21. English river : DEE
22. Rock cavity : GEODE
25. Truths : FACTS
26. Thrown for ___ : ALOOP
27. Spree : BINGE
28. Like some speeches : FIERY
29. Vedic fire god : AGNI
30. Shackles : IRONS
31. Snare : NOOSE
32. Lady's Book publisher : GODEY
34. Baltic port : RIGA
37. "Till the ___ Time" : ENDOF
38. Perennial Detroit secret : NEWMODEL
39. Crimes : FELONIES
44. Maternal relatives : ENATES
45. Holdups : HEISTS
46. Scottish alder : ARN
48. Creators of commercials : ADMEN
49. Store offering : SALE
50. ___ en point : ENTE
51. Bacchus-inspired event : ORGY
52. Spanish coin : DURO
53. Girl's name : ERMA
54. Word with drop or fall : RAIN
55. Arabic letter : KAF
58. Initials of 1933 : NRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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