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New York Times, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,593
Across Down
1. Commandment word : COVET
6. Came down : ALIT
10. Current units, for short : AMPS
14. "Manon" or "Mignon" : OPERA
15. Between high and handsome : WIDE
16. Dance : REEL
17. Statistic : DATUM
18. Material for U.S. scholars : AMERICANA
20. Slip away : ELOPE
21. Engine speed: Abbr. : RPM
22. Ointments : NARDS
23. Commerce : TRADE
25. Bite in a way : GNASH
26. Chinese philosophy : TAOISM
29. Western resort : TAHOE
32. Algerian port : ORAN
33. Good-luck animal : MASCOT
35. Turf : SOD
38. Profit after costs : NETGAIN
40. Letter : MISSIVE
42. Bombast : GAS
43. Certain noises : SNORES
45. Word of concern : ALAS
46. Quick bread : SCONE
47. Copenhagen attraction : TIVOLI
49. Urgency : HASTE
52. ___ solemnis : MISSA
54. River of Bolivia : ORTON
55. Offspring : SON
56. Snooty ones : SNOBS
60. Facing ahead : FRONTWARD
62. Loosen : UNTIE
63. Golfer's word : FORE
64. Knowing : WISE
65. Consumed : EATEN
66. Inspires with dread : AWES
67. Holm oak : ILEX
68. In need of funds : SHORT
1. Zip or Morse : CODE
2. Ring gem : OPAL
3. Interdiction : VETO
4. Blowing up : ERUPTING
5. Animal-act performers : TAMERS
6. Oscar or Tony : AWARD
7. Clinging mollusks : LIMPETS
8. Same: Lat. : IDEM
9. Thrice: Prefix : TER
10. Secret : ARCANE
11. TV's Stiller and ___ : MEARA
12. Hangs fire : PENDS
13. Reduce sharply : SLASH
19. Metal molds : INGOTS
24. Of a chemical compound : AMMINO
26. Chinese group : TONG
27. Space : AREA
28. Grain : OATS
30. Utmost degree : ACME
31. Lifts : HOISTS
34. Presently : ANON
35. Farm unit : SILO
36. Track : OVAL
37. Arnaz : DESI
39. Gradient : ASCENT
41. Port of Georgia : SAVANNAH
44. Self-reproach : REMORSE
46. Marble et al. : STONES
48. Publishes : ISSUES
49. Teamster Jimmy : HOFFA
50. Direction sign : ARROW
51. Cache : STORE
53. One of the fingers : INDEX
55. Ship's fabric : SAIL
57. Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
58. Munich drink : BIER
59. Forwarded : SENT
61. 1914–18: Abbr. : WWI

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

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