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New York Times, Saturday, February 17, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,589
Across
1. Snow job : SHOVELING
10. Smallmouth : BASS
14. Parted : SEPARATED
15. Part of a poem : CANTO
16. Alienates : ESTRANGES
17. City in N. Y. : OLEAN
18. Ah ___ of fiction : SIN
19. Thor, e.g. : GOD
20. "Fables in ___" : SLANG
21. Recall : CITE
23. Acrobats' wear : LEOTARDS
26. Poker word : RAISE
28. River features : DELTAS
29. Bright fish : OPAHS
30. Mine entrance : ADIT
31. Work on a pipe : TAMP
35. Human race : MAN
36. Faucet : TAP
38. Period : DOT
40. ___-Nazi : NEO
41. Miss Maxwell : ELSA
43. Self, to Cicero : IPSE
45. Port in Germany : EMDEN
47. Hewed : FELLED
49. Crowers : COCKS
50. Boss : OVERSEER
53. Words of dismay : OHOH
54. ___ green : PARIS
55. Hebrew letter : VAU
57. Syndicate monogram : NEA
59. Restaurant owner of films : ALICE
60. Unsmiling : MIRTHLESS
63. Jerry of basketball : LUCAS
64. Humanitarians : ALTRUISTS
65. O'Casey : SEAN
66. Rats : DESERTERS
Down
1. Direction: Abbr. : SSE
2. Myra : HESS
3. Glass workers : OPTICIANS
4. Gloss over : VARNISH
5. Byzantine, for one : ERA
6. Peace Nobelist of 1921 : LANGE
7. "Let's let ___ at that" : ITGO
8. Heckled : NEEDLED
9. Merchandise: Abbr. : GDS
10. Stabilizing load : BALLAST
11. Close, in poems : ANEAR
12. One-night ___ : STAND
13. Arias : SONGS
15. ___ Rica : COSTA
22. Exam : TEST
24. Omitted : ELIDED
25. Banker Kahn : OTTO
26. Apple variety : ROME
27. "Oh what ___ was . . . " : APAL
28. Mottled, as a horse : DAPPLE
32. Macaroni ___ : ANDCHEESE
33. Milquetoastish : MEEK
34. Name in opera : PONS
37. Wing: Fr. : AILE
39. Georgia ___ : TECH
42. Cinematic Queen : AFRICAN
44. Submissive : SERVILE
46. Like some nights : MOONLIT
48. Curves : ESSES
50. Gems : OPALS
51. Worth : VALUE
52. Shrub genus : ERICA
53. Extravagant : OUTRE
56. Crafts' partner : ARTS
58. Star: Prefix : ASTR
60. Demented : MAD
61. Ben ___ : HUR
62. Draft agency : SSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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