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New York Times, Thursday, February 8, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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1. Tolerate : BEAR
5. French bill of fare : CARTE
10. Denounce, with "at" : RAIL
14. River to the Ligurian Sea : ARNO
15. Nom de plume : ALIAS
16. Within: Prefix : ENDO
17. Versatile one : JACKOFALLTRADES
20. Bat wood : ASH
21. Whale : CETE
22. Hill builder : EMMET
23. Portly : OBESE
25. Oil center : TULSA
27. Sawfish snout : SERRA
29. Lorna of fiction : DOONE
31. Direction: Abbr. : SSW
34. Floor sweepers of a sort : TRAINS
36. Right: Prefix : RECT
37. French tea : THE
38. Fad : RAGE
39. Hawthorne girl : HILDA
41. Withered : SERE
42. Consumed : ATE
43. Incomparable : RARE
44. Matched : PAIRED
46. Meadow grass : POA
47. Kind of stew : IRISH
49. ___ hot and cold : BLOWS
50. Oodles : LOADS
52. Reserved : ALOOF
54. Nautical call : AVAST
56. Turkish V.I.P. : AMIR
57. Insect egg : NIT
60. Bad guesses : MISCALCULATIONS
64. Aleutian island : ATKA
65. ___ space : OUTER
66. Weight of Brazil : ONCA
67. Guard or admiral : REAR
68. Leopard's pride : SPOTS
69. Kind of miss : NEAR
1. ___ California : BAJA
2. Significant periods : ERAS
3. City hit by 1964 quake : ANCHORAGEALASKA
4. Korean soldier : ROK
5. Cabarets : CAFES
6. Having wings : ALATED
7. Vex : RILE
8. Hindu cymbals : TAL
9. Id ___ : EST
10. Enlarges a bore : REAMS
11. Rider to 17 Across : ANDMASTEROFNONE
12. French notion : IDEE
13. Bewildered : LOST
18. Larger quantity : OCEAN
19. Lease anew : RELET
24. Cheese : BRIE
25. ___ the line : TOED
26. Use an opener : UNCAP
27. Type of hinge : STRAP
28. Muse of poetry : ERATO
30. Escutcheon bands : ORLES
32. Virago : SHREW
33. Does a garden job : WEEDS
35. Fragment of china : SHARD
40. Rainbow : IRIS
41. Missile housing : SILO
43. Cowboy's equipment : RIATA
45. Scrub a space mission : ABORT
48. Village : HAMLET
51. Statuette of note : OSCAR
53. Perjurers : LIARS
54. Measures of Sweden : AMAR
55. Quickly, in France : VITE
56. Kind of suggestion : AUTO
58. Indian of S. A. : INCA
59. Dictator : TSAR
61. Spanish article : LOS
62. Chalice : CUP
63. Electrified atom : ION

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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