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New York Times, Friday, February 2, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { K V Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,574
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1. Cavil : CARP
5. New York's ___ River : EAST
9. Maine bay : CASCO
14. Spread : OLEO
15. German title : FRAU
16. Fabric : ORLON
17. Inlets : RIAS
18. Kind of house or speed : FULL
19. European river : MEUSE
20. Usually : FORTHEMOSTPART
23. Remove from office : UNSEAT
24. Lessen : PARE
25. Ottoman title : DEY
27. Woolly fabric : ALPACA
32. Japanese screen : SHOJI
36. Cheese : EDAM
39. Earth line : AXIS
40. Encounter : COMETOGRIPSWITH
43. ___ Bator : ULAN
44. Mellowed : AGED
45. Calm : ALLAY
46. Barest : MEREST
48. Tool : AWL
50. Black-eyed and sweet : PEAS
53. British P.M. and family : HEATHS
58. Without doubt : BEYONDQUESTION
62. Enticed : WILED
63. Italian actress : DUSE
64. Eban : ABBA
65. Skirt style : ALINE
66. Far East weight : TAEL
67. Prevaricator : LIAR
68. Tumbler : GLASS
69. ___ and ends : ODDS
70. Lovers' spot : LANE
1. Island off Greece : CORFU
2. "___ is in the streets" : ALION
3. Brings up : REARS
4. Mail, in Paris : POSTE
5. Decadent : EFFETE
6. Calla lily : ARUM
7. English county : SALOP
8. Oklahoma city : TULSA
9. Oblige : COMPEL
10. Scope : AREA
11. Disparage : SLUR
12. Charge : COST
13. Unity : ONE
21. "You never ___ so good" : HADIT
22. March : TRAMP
26. Heister : YEGG
28. Ratchet part : PAWL
29. Leaf angle : AXIL
30. Appointment: Sp. : CITA
31. Pale : ASHY
32. Rabble : SCUM
33. Predicament : HOLE
34. Sharif : OMAR
35. ___ sais quoi : JENE
37. Theology degree : DRE
38. Verdi work : AIDA
41. Made of a cereal : OATEN
42. Soupy : SALES
47. English potters : SPODES
49. Top dogs : WHEELS
51. Augment : ADDTO
52. Athletic group : SQUAD
54. In any way : ATALL
55. Shinbone : TIBIA
56. White House architect : HOBAN
57. Net : SNARE
58. Program : BILL
59. Kazan : ELIA
60. Desires : YENS
61. Second-hand : USED
62. Witty one : WAG

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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