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New York Times, Monday, December 3, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,878

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Salad item, for short : CUKE
5. Word with let or pupil : STAR
9. The 23d is a famous one : PSALM
14. Indigo plant : ANIL
15. Hawaiian city : HILO
16. Speech fault: Suffix : LALIA
17. Baseball team : NINE
18. Korean apricot : ANSU
19. Closing words : AMENS
20. Habiliments : TOGGERY
22. Becomes aware of : NOTICES
24. Short football kickoff : ONSIDE
25. Author of "Clash by Night" : ODETS
26. Swedish town : EDA
27. "Dere Mable" author : STREETER
31. Cabinet name : KISSINGER
35. Wheel part : NAVE
36. Fish of Europe : IDE
37. A limited one can be valuable : EDITION
40. Asian holiday : TET
41. New or Fair : DEAL
43. Island Asians : NIPPONESE
45. Birthplace of a certain chip : SARATOGA
48. Certain hold : TOE
49. Physician : GALEN
50. Insect stage : INSTAR
54. Stanley, for one : STEAMER
57. "Bartered Bride" composer : SMETANA
58. Woo : COURT
59. Turkish regiment : ALAI
61. Give off : EMIT
62. Main artery : AORTA
63. Danube city : LINZ
64. Deed : GEST
65. Actress Claire : BLOOM
66. Maugham's "The Razor's ___" : EDGE
67. Writer Zane : GREY
Down
1. Part of a poem : CANTO
2. Common station name : UNION
3. George V et al. : KINGS
4. Plaintive poems : ELEGIES
5. ___ share alike : SHAREAND
6. Tim or Alice : TINY
7. Than: Ger. : ALS
8. Kind of ticket : ROUNDTRIP
9. Missouri tributary : PLATTE
10. Japanese guitar : SAMISEN
11. Guinness : ALEC
12. Kind of baseball drive : LINE
13. Bernstein work : MASS
21. Rickenbacker : EDDIE
23. Poetic word : OER
25. Of a Soviet area: Var. : OSETIAN
28. Philadelphia's ex-mayor : TATE
29. Holiday highlights : EVES
30. Network : RETE
31. Young goats : KIDS
32. Inkling : IDEA
33. Char : SEAR
34. Bar mix : GINGERALE
38. Make the best of : OPTIMIZE
39. "___ but you" : NOONE
42. Spanish rascal : LAGARTO
44. Starter of a sort : NESTEGG
46. Gong with indefinite pitch : TAMTAM
47. Bravo : OLE
51. Circus figure : TAMER
52. Cordial flavor : ANISE
53. Unkempt : RATTY
54. Memento of a scrape : SCAB
55. Dupe : TOOL
56. Gray kangaroo : EURO
57. Joined the choir : SANG
60. Cover : LID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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