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New York Times, Saturday, March 10, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 49-Across is as it appeared, but "tardi" means "late" in Italian; "afternoon" is "pomeriggio."

1
D
2
I
3
A
4
M
5
B
6
S
7
R
8
I
9
D
10
D
11
L
12
E
13
D
14
O
W
N
E
R
S
15
F
U
R
R
I
E
R
Y
16
M
I
D
D
L
E
17
I
D
E
A
L
M
A
N
18
I
L
S
E
S
19
I
D
E
N
T
20
U
S
A
21
C
L
O
S
22
A
D
D
L
E
23
P
R
E
M
24
I
N
D
25
E
M
I
L
Y
26
B
A
S
S
O
27
L
O
O
28
N
O
N
E
29
A
R
I
30
T
I
31
D
D
L
E
D
32
Y
W
I
N
33
K
34
S
35
R
O
E
36
A
O
N
E
37
I
T
38
S
39
E
40
T
41
H
A
N
42
T
R
U
E
R
43
N
R
A
44
N
A
I
B
45
C
H
O
R
D
46
E
D
A
M
47
A
R
S
48
G
U
R
U
S
49
T
A
R
D
I
50
C
A
S
51
T
I
R
O
N
52
S
H
R
E
D
S
53
T
W
E
E
D
L
E
D
54
P
E
N
D
L
E
55
S
A
D
N
E
S
S
56
L
E
S
S
E
N
© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,610
Across
1
Metrical feet : DIAMBS
7
Filled full of holes : RIDDLED
14
Those who have : OWNERS
15
John Jacob Astor's line : FURRIERY
16
___-of-the-road : MIDDLE
17
Mr. Right, e.g. : IDEALMAN
18
German girls' names : ILSES
19
Dogtag, for short : IDENT
20
Org. of 50 units : USA
21
Shut, in France : CLOS
22
Confuse : ADDLE
23
Bonus: Abbr. : PREM
24
Neighbor of Ill. : IND
25
Charlotte's sister : EMILY
26
Buffo or cantante : BASSO
27
Old card game : LOO
28
"___ but the brave ... " : NONE
29
Greek nickname : ARI
30
Children's game : TIDDLEDYWINKS
35
Caviar : ROE
36
Tops : AONE
37
"___ about time!" : ITS
39
Revolutionary Allen : ETHAN
42
More faithful : TRUER
43
Depression initials : NRA
44
Tarot : NAIB
45
"The Lost ___" : CHORD
46
Cheese : EDAM
47
Antiqua or nova : ARS
48
Spiritual guides : GURUS
49
Afternoon: It. : TARDI
50
Kind of stomach or skillet : CASTIRON
52
Rips up : SHREDS
53
Chirped : TWEEDLED
54
Dangling object, old style : PENDLE
55
Unhappy feeling : SADNESS
56
Abate : LESSEN
Down
1
Abode: Var. : DOMICIL
2
Words of refusal : IWILLNOT
3
Affirmation in "Funiculi Funicula" : ANDSODOI
4
Ancient Persians : MEDES
5
Containers: Abbr. : BRLS
6
Compass point : SSE
7
In an uncivil manner : RUDELY
8
"Forsyte Saga" character : IRENE
9
Mild oath : DRAT
10
Water down: Abbr. : DIL
11
Madagascar mammals : LEMURS
12
Rubs out : ERASES
13
Energetic person : DYNAMO
15
Tinkered with : FIDDLEDAROUND
19
Chemical suffix : IDINE
22
Soap plant : AMOLE
23
Misery : PAIN
25
Opposite of broadside : ENDON
26
Pipe material : BRIER
29
Bearded : AWNED
31
Cheerless : DRAB
32
Letter-closing word : YOURS
33
Family groups : KINDREDS
34
Sit on the fence : STRADDLE
38
Japanese banjo : SAMISEN
39
Performs : ENACTS
40
Gilbert island : TARAWA
41
Companion of booed : HISSED
42
Pangs : THROES
45
Ringlets : CURLS
46
Obtains income : EARNS
48
French author André : GIDE
49
Shakespearean pronoun : THEE
51
"___ Little Indians" : TEN
52
Not ordinary: Abbr. : SPL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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