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New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { G J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,887
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1. "___ brillig . . . " : TWAS
5. Sword : SABER
10. ___-mémoire : AIDE
14. Lawman Wyatt : EARP
15. Stead : PLACE
16. Portico : STOA
17. Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
18. Tobacco kilns : OASTS
19. Trifles : TOYS
20. Violinist, chemist, etc., with 26 Across : SHERLOCK
22. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
23. Wapiti : ELK
24. Got on the bus : BOARDED
26. See 20 Across : HOLMES
30. Scotland or Harvard : YARD
31. Affair : AMOUR
32. Get wise : TAKEAHINT
37. Slave : SERF
38. Exudes : OOZES
39. Garden man : ADAM
40. Title for 51 Across : PROFESSOR
42. Minos's land : CRETE
43. Medley : OLIO
44. Man of "elementary" learning : WATSON
45. Disturbed the peace : RANRIOT
49. Rabid : MAD
50. Strange : ALIEN
51. Famous criminal : MORIARTY
56. Plant stem : BINE
57. Descendant : SCION
59. Knowledge : LORE
60. Served a winner : ACED
61. "Who's ___?" : THERE
62. Patent base : IDEA
63. Girl's name : TESS
64. Ate : DINED
65. Golfer : TEER
1. Pink and afternoon : TEAS
2. Word with line or board : WASH
3. Johnson of TV : ARTE
4. Box : SPAR
5. Film holders : SPOOLS
6. Partner of alas : ALACK
7. Sun : BASK
8. Outside: Prefix : ECT
9. Thing, in law : RES
10. Fur man : ASTOR
11. "___ you so!" : ITOLD
12. Creator of 20 Across : DOYLE
13. Relieved : EASED
21. Ogle : LEER
22. Nothing: Sp. : NADA
24. Street for 20 Across : BAKER
25. Metals : ORES
26. Fastener : HASP
27. Hebrew measure : OMER
28. Parrot fish : LORO
29. Bungle : MUFF
30. Mississippi tributary : YAZOO
32. No place ___ (S.R.O.) : TOSIT
33. William S. or Moss : HART
34. Roman date : IDES
35. Treaty org. : NATO
36. Feds : TMEN
38. European capital : OSLO
41. Irish version of John : EOIN
42. Arabian judge : CADI
44. Cautioned : WARNED
45. Moroccan port : RABAT
46. Dodgson girl : ALICE
47. Cards et al. : NINES
48. Clarinets, e.g. : REEDS
49. Poet Marianne : MOORE
51. Bearing : MIEN
52. Dismounted : ALIT
53. ___ herd on : RODE
54. Corner : TREE
55. Time period : YEAR
57. One of the oil companies: Abbr. : STD
58. Greek letter : CHI

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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