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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,889
Across Down
1. Secret group : CABAL
6. North Carolina cape : FEAR
10. Morse or area : CODE
14. Declaim : ORATE
15. Latest thing : RAGE
16. Seed appendage : ARIL
17. Start of a Russian author's quote : MANISBORNTOLIVE
20. Threatening words : ORELSE
21. Sprat's preference : LEAN
22. Southern German: Abbr. : BAV
23. Aquatic bird : TERN
25. Raphael's Madonna : SISTINE
27. Gibraltar denizen : APE
30. Marine hazard : REEF
32. Golfer's concern : LIE
33. Joined the fox hunt : RODE
35. White House pet : FALA
37. Sorrowful, poetically : DREAR
41. More of quote : ANDNOTTOPREPARE
44. Animal : BEAST
45. Rodent : HARE
46. Aftermath of a scrape : SCAB
47. Hagen : UTA
49. Mack and Lewis : TEDS
51. Part of a G. & S. title : HMS
52. Cinematography effect : FADEOUT
56. Dance step : SHAG
58. Bronze or Iron : AGE
59. Musical prince : IGOR
61. "___ of Honey" : ATASTE
65. End of quote and name of author : TOLIVEPASTERNAK
68. Forthwith : ANON
69. Flying prefix : AERO
70. Roman official : EDILE
71. For fear that : LEST
72. Lack : NEED
73. Neck parts : NAPES
1. Perry of song : COMO
2. Sandarac tree : ARAR
3. Ruin : BANE
4. Lopsided : ATILT
5. Antilles group : LESSER
6. To's companion : FRO
7. Title : EARL
8. Miss de Mille : AGNES
9. Merchandising level : RETAIL
10. Coolidge : CAL
11. African antelope : ORIBI
12. Soft seat : DIVAN
13. French pupil : ELEVE
18. Deprived : BEREFT
19. Kind of football kick : ONSIDE
24. Below, in poems : NEATH
26. Prehistoric mounds : TERPS
27. Muscat resident : ARAB
28. Corn bread : PONE
29. Old Norse work : EDDA
31. Fountain order : FLOAT
34. Follow : ENSUE
36. "___ moi . . . " : APRES
38. "To ___ his own" : EACH
39. Ancient Syria : ARAM
40. Dissidents, for short : REBS
42. Holy Roman emperor : OTTOIV
43. Cardinal : REDHAT
48. Stables cleaned by Hercules : AUGEAN
50. Shiny cotton : SATEEN
52. Disastrous : FATAL
53. ___ goose : AGONE
54. Apollo's birthplace : DELOS
55. Pith helmet : TOPEE
57. Italian lake : GARDA
60. Distinctive : RARE
62. Small piece : SNIP
63. Falsehood : TALE
64. ___ out (makes do) : EKES
66. Cockney's clue : INT
67. Sward : SOD

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

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