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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,886
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1. Strike out : DELE
5. Poultry man : BREEDER
12. Ocean fish : SAUREL
14. Lettuce : ROMAINE
15. Geometry pioneer : EUCLID
16. Copied : IMITATED
18. "___ not what your . . . " : ASK
19. N.F.L. eleven : BENGALS
21. College league : IVY
22. Damsel : LASS
24. Equine colors : ROANS
25. Machine gun : BREN
26. Reptile of S. A. : ABOMA
28. Outs' partners : INS
29. Gaggle members : GEESE
30. Symbol of happiness : BLUEBIRD
32. Time period : ERA
33. Of a nasal wall : SEPTILE
34. Mace's relative : TEARGAS
38. U. S. humorist : ADE
39. Rental item on the links : GOLFCART
40. "Street ___" : SCENE
43. Family member : SIS
44. Lion's master : TAMER
45. Musical finale : CODA
46. ___ Arenas : PUNTA
48. Filament: Suffix : TENE
49. Vedic sky dragon : AHI
50. Treats for Tabby : CATNIPS
52. "Friend or ___?" : FOE
53. Quail : BOBWHITE
55. Hidebound grammarian : PURIST
57. Plodding one : SLOGGER
58. Eye parts : LENSES
59. Supply ships : TENDERS
60. Greenland base : ETAH
1. Marx Brothers film : DUCKSOUP
2. Goethe's ___ König : ERL
3. Body, in Dresden : LEIB
4. Kind of statesman : ELDER
5. Bandit : BRIGAND
6. After Acts : ROMANS
7. Ludwig et al. : EMILS
8. Consumes : EATS
9. Across: Prefix : DIA
10. Complete : ENTIRE
11. Does a nautical job : REEVES
12. Oceanographers' vessels : SEALABS
13. Famous chasm in N. Y. : AUSABLE
17. Unit of force : DYNE
20. Bête's color : NOIRE
23. Czech composer : SMETANA
25. Stutz model : BEARCAT
27. Tolerate : ABIDE
29. Skin job : GRAFT
31. Word on a French map : ILE
32. Electric ___ : EEL
34. "Good-bye" composer : TOSTI
35. Angler's quest : GAMEFISH
36. Sandy : ARENOSE
37. Mulberry and Orchard : STREETS
39. Cotton workers : GINNERS
40. Sore memento : SCAB
41. Mike Douglas has one : COHOST
42. Fit for consumption : EDIBLE
43. Owner of a famed mill : SUTTER
46. Satchel of baseball : PAIGE
47. Teacher's fruit : APPLE
50. Not cash: Abbr. : CHGD
51. Tallow ingredient : SUET
54. Overcame : WON
56. Cell constituent : RNA

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

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