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New York Times, Wednesday, February 28, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,600
Across
1. Aides : STAFF
6. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
10. Kitchen wrap : FOIL
14. Engine-room man : OILER
15. Fraud : HOAX
16. Skirt : EDGE
17. Showy flower : PEONY
18. Fondness : AFFECTION
20. Mount or Robin : HOOD
21. Smell ___ : ARAT
22. Ghana port : ACCRA
23. One who draws conclusions : INFERRER
25. Certain Wednesday : ASH
26. Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
27. Scolded : LITINTO
31. Magazine number: Abbr. : ISS
34. Moot points : DIFFERENCES
37. Santa Fe Trail town : TAOS
39. Bungle one's lines : FLUFF
40. Football score : GOAL
41. With competence : EFFICIENTLY
44. Broadway sign : SRO
45. Go over : RETRACE
46. Blockhead : OAF
48. South of Wash. : ORE
49. Pink bird : FLAMINGO
54. Power : FORCE
57. Gest : FEAT
58. Girl's name : NORA
59. Ousters : EVICTIONS
61. Clotho and Atropos : FATES
62. Mexican snack : TACO
63. Datum : FACT
64. Excuse : ALIBI
65. Lodge brothers : ELKS
66. French land areas : ILES
67. McCarthy and Kelly : GENES
Down
1. Old title of Persian kings : SOPHI
2. Affix with string : TIEON
3. Reserved : ALOOF
4. Vulnerable car part : FENDER
5. Playwright Christopher : FRY
6. Chicago airport : OHARE
7. ___, so good : SOFAR
8. Ohio name : TAFT
9. English river : EXE
10. Attractive : FETCHING
11. Of a lyric poem : ODIC
12. Russian name : IGOR
13. Soviet river : LENA
19. Part of India's pecking order : CASTE
21. Guile : ARTIFICE
24. Kind of herring : RED
25. Part of an aquatic plant : AIRFLOAT
27. ___ at the post : LEFT
28. Army men: Abbr. : NCOS
29. Disrupt : TEAR
30. Christiania today : OSLO
31. Roman road : ITER
32. Yegg's objective : SAFE
33. Kind of sell : SOFT
35. Skedaddle : FLEE
36. Horseplay : FUN
38. Hot, dry winds : SIROCCOS
42. Proof mark : CARET
43. Southern edible : YAM
47. Termination : FINALE
49. Ha-ha : FENCE
50. Continues : LASTS
51. Away : NOTIN
52. Diving bird : GREBE
53. Water hole : OASIS
54. Celebration : FETE
55. White House room : OVAL
56. Hay pile : RICK
57. Young animal : FOAL
60. "___ only had known" : IFI
61. Exhaust : FAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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