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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 Down
1. Invalidate : CANCEL
7. Showy trees : CATALPAS
15. Space program : APOLLO
16. Not prix fixe : ALACARTE
17. Ghostly : SPOOKY
18. Italian province : MACERATA
19. Paving stone : SETT
20. Iowa city : AMES
22. Sultan of Turkey : SELIM
23. Squid's secretion : INK
24. Store workers : CLERKS
26. ___ tight (stays put) : SITS
27. City in Turkey : ADANA
29. Sunfish : ROACH
31. 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
49. 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
64. Sloth or armadillo : EDENTATE
65. Badger : HARASS
1. Cinnamon bark : CASSIA
2. Add to : APPEND
3. Indian of Northwest : NOOTKA
4. Thick mass : CLOT
5. Leather : ELK
6. Steadfast : LOYAL
7. Lincoln's first War Secretary : CAMERON
8. 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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