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New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,894
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1. Pet of F.D.R. : FALA
5. Annoy : TEASE
10. Elegant : POSH
14. ___ Bator : ULAN
15. Smithy's need : ANVIL
16. Der ___ : ALTE
17. Shakespeare's Puck : ROBINGOODFELLOW
20. Strasberg : LEE
21. Morays : EELS
22. Cat features : CLAWS
23. Part of a Louvre name : MONA
24. Nimbus : HALO
26. Be contingent on : DEPEND
29. Atlantic islands : CANARIES
33. Collar : ETON
34. Prefix for ply or tude : MULTI
35. Agency of the 30's : NRA
36. Justice, prudence, etc. : CARDINALVIRTUES
40. Gibbon : APE
41. Beatrice's friend : DANTE
42. Mythical monsters : ORCS
43. Savings : NESTEGGS
45. Hut : SHANTY
47. Plain, in Spain : RASO
48. Indication : LEAD
49. ___ a march on : STEAL
52. Kind of truck, for short : SEMI
53. Military address : APO
56. St. Paul's architect : CHRISTOPHERWREN
60. Age : AEON
61. Asian sheep : URIAL
62. Author James : AGEE
63. Monster's Loch : NESS
64. Class : GENRE
65. Dandies : FOPS
1. Roll up : FURL
2. Lily : ALOE
3. Elbe River, to Czechs : LABE
4. Cuckoo : ANI
5. Last : TAGEND
6. ___ Gay : ENOLA
7. Coins of Macao : AVOS
8. Caesar : SID
9. Sprite : ELF
10. Wanness : PALLOR
11. Tijuana pot : OLLA
12. Put away : STOW
13. Conforms to : HEWS
18. Gas : NEON
19. Bakery offering : ECLAIR
23. Set right : MEND
24. Tie a golf hole : HALVE
25. Con : ANTI
26. Zodiac-sign division : DECAN
27. Storehouse : ETAPE
28. Studies : PORES
29. Voodooism, etc. : CULTS
30. Bury : INURN
31. Vertical : ERECT
32. Impertinent : SASSY
34. Tropical fruit : MANGO
37. Models : IDEALS
38. Some horses : NAGS
39. Kind of stool : TOAD
44. Metroliners : TRAINS
45. Mother of Dionysus : SEMELE
46. Kind of pin : HAIR
48. Composer Franz : LEHAR
49. Norway, etc.: Abbr. : SCAN
50. "Get ___ to a nunnery" : THEE
51. Cupid : EROS
52. Joyride : SPIN
53. Constellation : ARGO
54. Sound from a nest : PEEP
55. Bills : ONES
57. ___ of war : TUG
58. Galena, for one : ORE
59. Military woman : WAF

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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