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New York Times, Saturday, February 24, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { C J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
PS notes: Clue for 31-Down is as it appeared, but "Fail" should have had an acute accent over the a.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,596
Across Down
1. Popular wigs of yore : PERUKES
8. Church book : PSALTER
15. Chemical protein : ELASTIN
16. Loss of speech : APHASIA
17. Quick retort : RIPOSTE
18. ___ found : LOSTAND
19. "Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
20. Wears : HASON
22. Vicinity : AREA
23. Man's nickname : NED
24. Intercede : MEDIATE
26. Grads-to-be : SRS
27. Childhood sweetheart : FIRSTLOVE
29. Old Spanish port : PALOS
32. "She ___ Conquer" : STOOPSTO
36. Italian poet Ludovico : ARIOSTO
39. Vacationing : ONLEAVE
40. Big Sur sights : SEALIONS
42. Hindu sacred writings : VEDAS
43. Now and then : SOMETIMES
46. Youth group: Abbr. : BSA
49. Local residents : NATIVES
50. San Diego time: Abbr. : PST
53. Baltic port : RIGA
55. Pitched : THREW
56. Festive : GALA
57. Kind of bed : INADOOR
59. French halos : GLOIRES
61. Sea mammal : MANATEE
62. Hors d'___ : OEUVRES
63. Famous twins : SIAMESE
64. Italian port : TRIESTE
1. Juan or Eva : PERON
2. Cognoscenti : ELITE
3. Speedy : RAPID
4. Centers for G.I.'s : USOS
5. Round Table men: Abbr. : KTS
6. Word of choice : EITHER
7. Golfers Sam and J. C. : SNEADS
8. Stanford locale : PALOALTO
9. Early shafted weapon : SPONTOON
10. Exclamations : AHS
11. Malaysian nerve ailment: Var. : LATA
12. Peter and Nicholas : TSARS
13. Unit, in Bonn : EINER
14. Ukrainian assemblies : RADAS
21. Convenes : SITS
24. "Impossible" on TV : MISSION
25. Unfolds : EVOLVES
27. Porter's "Ship of ___" : FOOLS
28. Fencing swords : EPEES
29. Dance step : PAS
30. Metric measure : ARE
31. Ireland's ___ Fail : LIA
33. Kind of sack : SAD
34. Power project: Abbr. : TVA
35. Faroe winds : OES
37. Love apples : TOMATOES
38. "___ centuries removed . . . " (Cullen) : ONETHREE
41. To-do : STIR
44. "___ sixpence" : IVEGOT
45. Cat, at times : MEWLER
46. Hat parts : BRIMS
47. Red Sea peninsula : SINAI
48. Guam's capital : AGANA
50. Young salmon : PARRS
51. Precipitation : SLEET
52. Cup, in Caen : TASSE
54. Furniture style : ADAM
56. Contribute : GIVE
58. Native of: Suffix : OTE
60. Yvette's yes : OUI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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