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New York Times, Tuesday, February 20, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,592
Across
1. Make out : FARE
5. Huckster's line : SPIEL
10. Internees : POWS
14. Border upon : ABUT
15. Certain pitch : CURVE
16. Set quantity : UNIT
17. Park features : MENAGERIES
19. Girl's name : MONA
20. Letter-shaped joints : ELS
21. Small bills : ONES
22. Closefisted : STINGY
24. User of Rotten Row : RIDER
26. Kind of treaty : PEACE
27. Eddies : SWIRLS
29. Clog : CONGEST
31. Tall and thin : LANKY
32. Scamps : RAKES
33. Roof angle : HIP
35. Darning aids : EGGS
36. Like picket fences : PALED
37. Oscar-winning movie : GIGI
38. Of the, in France : DES
39. Dirty : GRIMY
40. Alternative of 54º 40' : FIGHT
41. Western movie sets : SALOONS
43. Powerful : MIGHTY
44. Cheers : ROOTS
45. Severe : HARSH
46. Outer garment : BLOUSE
48. Sweet wine : PORT
49. ___ Miss : OLE
52. Promises to pay : IOUS
53. Chat : CHEWTHERAG
56. Orson Welles role : KANE
57. Delicious : TASTY
58. Orient : ASIA
59. Completes : ENDS
60. Animal trail : SPOOR
61. Sea bird : TERN
Down
1. Renown : FAME
2. Seth's brother : ABEL
3. Outclasses : RUNSRINGSAROUND
4. Greek letter : ETA
5. Emotional displays : SCENES
6. More innocent : PURER
7. Flower : IRIS
8. Mother of 2 Down : EVE
9. Diminished : LESSENED
10. Polishing material : PUMICE
11. Disdainful : ONONESHIGHHORSE
12. Wound slightly : WING
13. Command to a sitting dog : STAY
18. Righteous : GODLY
23. Follows closely : TAGS
25. Annoys : IRKS
26. Hoosegow : POKEY
27. Luge : SLED
28. Carries on : WAGES
29. Quiets : CALMS
30. Firmly fixed : TIGHT
32. Monsoon ___ : RAINS
34. "It's a ___" (too bad) : PITY
36. Shields : PROTECTS
37. Carriages : GIGS
39. Sticky substances : GOOS
40. Estuary : FIRTH
42. ___ up (botches) : LOUSES
43. Savonarola, e.g. : MARTYR
45. Kind of book : HOWTO
46. Boy's vehicle : BIKE
47. Bank deal : LOAN
48. Mexican money : PESO
50. Den : LAIR
51. Actor Richard : EGAN
54. Chance : HAP
55. Consume : EAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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