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New York Times, Saturday, December 8, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 326 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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P
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L
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P
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C
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U
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,883

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Across
1
Samoan harbor : PAGOPAGO
9
Calif. peak : SHASTA
15
Culture medium : AGARAGAR
16
Tooth yellower : TARTAR
17
War operations : BOMBINGS
18
Air-raid gun : ACKACK
19
Oil: Abbr. : LUB
20
Major, in music : DUR
21
Black or red item : INK
22
Extinct bird : MOA
23
U. S. patriot : OTIS
25
Water pits : SUMPS
27
Draw : LIMN
28
Protest tactic : SITIN
30
Mauna ___ : LOA
31
Nursemaids : NANAS
32
French silks : SOIES
34
Bathhouse : CABANA
35
Pompous ___ : ASS
38
Biblical rebel : ABSALOM
40
Beach rescue post: Abbr. : LSS
41
Greek poetess : SAPPHO
43
Poetic feet : IAMBS
45
Novices : TYROS
46
Boxscore abbr. : PCT
47
Youth-group branches : YMCAS
51
"On ___ mark . . . " : YOUR
52
Aggressive : PUSHY
54
Jargon : CANT
55
Rutledge : ANN
56
Plead : BEG
57
Joker : WAG
59
Statute, in France : LOI
60
Indian metropolis : NAGPUR
62
Chicken dish : COQAUVIN
64
All about : AROUND
65
Tying securely : TRUSSING
66
Coleridge's paradise : XANADU
67
Snow wear : SKIPANTS
Down
1
Picasso et al. : PABLOS
2
S. A. rodent : AGOUTI
3
Chess word : GAMBIT
4
Sphere : ORB
5
Stamp on a receipt : PAID
6
___ Dei : AGNUS
7
Moves to curtail debate : GAGRULES
8
Alternatives : ORS
9
Smith and Musial : STANS
10
Bad writer : HACK
11
See 29 Down : ARK
12
Of endurance : STAMINAL
13
Residents of a Wash. city : TACOMANS
14
Major U. S. river : ARKANSAS
21
S. A. people : IPA
24
Family member : SIS
26
Inlaid decorations : MOSAICS
27
Research place : LAB
29
Rain shelter, with 11 Down : NOAHS
31
___-pamby : NAMBY
33
African native : IBO
34
Naval officer: Abbr. : COM
35
Hector's son : ASTYANAX
36
Goodbye on the Ginza : SAYONARA
37
Made a surprise attack : SPRUNGON
39
Wood backing : LATHWORK
42
By, in Spain : POR
44
Editor's abbr. : SMC
46
Small dog : PUG
48
Protestant reformer : CALVIN
49
Rub with oil : ANOINT
50
Bee mementos : STINGS
52
Hidden : PERDU
53
Mexican Indian : YAQUI
56
Pro-Nazi group : BUND
58
Surprised sound : GASP
61
East Indian hemp : PUA
62
Coins: Abbr. : CTS
63
Neighbor of Mex. : USA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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