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New York Times, Friday, February 9, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { B F G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,581
Across
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Invalidate : CANCEL
7
Showy trees : CATALPAS
15
Space program : APOLLO
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Not prix fixe : ALACARTE
17
Ghostly : SPOOKY
18
Italian province : MACERATA
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Paving stone : SETT
20
Iowa city : AMES
22
Sultan of Turkey : SELIM
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Squid's secretion : INK
24
Store workers : CLERKS
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___ tight (stays put) : SITS
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City in Turkey : ADANA
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Sunfish : ROACH
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Rabid fan : NUT
32
Certain crime : ARSON
34
Slope backward : RECEDE
36
Stash away : SECRETE
39
Less refined : COARSER
40
Region of the ionosphere : ELAYER
41
Chaplain : PADRE
42
___ judicata : RES
43
Garden tools : RAKES
45
Black Sea resort : YALTA
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Arden et al. : EVES
51
Small blob : PILULE
53
Skill: Lat. : ARS
54
Specified : NAMED
56
Die number : SISE
57
Point of land : SPIT
58
Reversions : ATAVISMS
60
Harmonize : ATTUNE
62
Easings of political tensions : DETENTES
63
Oregon lake : CRATER
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Sloth or armadillo : EDENTATE
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Badger : HARASS
Down
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Cinnamon bark : CASSIA
2
Add to : APPEND
3
Indian of Northwest : NOOTKA
4
Thick mass : CLOT
5
Leather : ELK
6
Steadfast : LOYAL
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Lincoln's first War Secretary : CAMERON
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Baked ___ : ALASKA
9
Air Force acronym : TAC
10
Tennis points : ACES
11
Household gods : LARES
12
Southern candies : PRALINES
13
Pose : ATTITUDE
14
Tailor : SEAMSTER
21
Ancient Nile city : MEROE
24
Life's work : CAREER
25
Boston delicacy : SCROD
28
Not one : NARY
30
Town crier's words : HEARYE
33
Fastener : STRAP
35
Linen: Sp. : CREA
36
Music for the balcony : SERENADE
37
Like some city highways : ELEVATED
38
Enclosure on a warship deck : CASEMATE
39
___ belli : CASUS
41
Woman's cloak : PELISSE
44
Destiny : KISMET
46
Swift's flying island : LAPUTA
47
Astrological aspects : TRINES
48
Garden flowers : ASTERS
50
Seas or Wonders : SEVEN
52
Wash out, as soil : LEACH
55
Force : DINT
57
Kind of sapphire : STAR
59
Depot: Abbr. : STA
61
Musical syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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