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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,890

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Mother of Oedipus : JOCASTA
8. Mata Hari : SPY
11. Pronoun : SHE
14. Man from Teheran : IRANIAN
15. Shin or court : PLASTER
17. Bible of show biz : VARIETY
18. Zeros : CIPHERS
19. Cheeses : EDAMS
20. Winnow : FAN
21. ___ dixit : IPSE
22. Perfume : ATTAR
25. Recipe measure: Abbr. : TSP
27. Lao-___ : TSE
30. First-class : AONE
31. Claw or sledge : HAMMER
35. Miss Gluck : ALMA
37. Fast time : LENT
39. Relinquish : WAIVE
40. Explorer of "Silent World" : JACQUESCOUSTEAU
43. Kind of manship : ONEUP
44. God of thunder : THOR
45. Finishes : ENDS
46. Places : STEADS
48. House debt: Abbr. : MTGE
50. Perceive : SEE
51. Card game : LOO
52. Showing the way : AHEAD
54. French color : BLEU
57. Girl's nickname : NAN
59. Fountain in Rome : TREVI
63. Comic Bruce and others : LENNIES
65. Vitamin B-1 : THIAMIN
67. Riddles : ENIGMAS
68. Eminent : RANKING
69. Bankroll : WAD
70. Before: Prefix : PRE
71. Patri and others : ANGELOS
Down
1. Hot music : JIVE
2. Toward the mouth : ORAD
3. Dear: It. : CARA
4. Soul : ANIMA
5. Nap : SIESTA
6. Work with thread : TAT
7. Some : ANY
8. Animal shelter: Abbr. : SPCA
9. Column base : PLINTH
10. Dog sound : YAP
11. Tread : STEP
12. Towel monogram : HERS
13. Gaelic : ERSE
16. Companion of 40 Across : SHIPMATE
20. What 40 Across is : FRENCHMAN
23. Japanned ware : TOLE
24. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
26. Works on lumber : SAWS
27. Trenches: Sp. : TAJOS
28. Viewpoint : SLANT
29. Man at the mike : EMCEE
32. Airs : MIENS
33. Sidestep : EVADE
34. Make do another time : REUSE
36. Invention of 40 Across : AQUALUNG
38. ___ and nail : TOOTH
41. Hair style : UPDO
42. Recommend : URGE
47. ___ and yet so far : SONEAR
49. Eroding : EATING
53. English explorer : DRAKE
54. Took it on the lam : BLEW
55. Siberian river : LENA
56. Miss Bagnold : ENID
58. African fox : ASSE
60. Man's name : EMIL
61. "In ___ veritas" : VINO
62. Verb endings : INGS
64. Playful one : IMP
65. ___-la : TRA
66. Chinese dynasty : HAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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