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New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 9, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,621
Across Down
1. Counter sign : SALE
5. Canterbury offerings : TALES
10. Anagram of 1 Across : ALES
14. River of poetic fame : AVON
15. Relative of a lycée : ECOLE
16. Gefilte-fish base : CARP
17. Paris's ___ Neuf : PONT
18. Ulithi or Bikini : ATOLL
19. Summer refresher : COLA
20. Sugar apple : SWEETSOP
22. Undoes : LOOSES
24. Poetic contraction : NEER
25. Churl : BOOR
26. New York and New Mexico : STATES
29. Depredates : PLUNDERS
33. Makes manageable : TAMES
34. Flora and fauna : BIOTA
35. Give the go-ahead : LET
36. Declines : EBBS
37. Young toughs : PUNKS
38. Prefix for cycle : MEGA
39. Miss MacGraw : ALI
40. Kind: Fr. : SORTE
41. Twofold : BINAL
42. Disillusionments : LETDOWNS
44. Revue wrap-up : FINALE
45. Horace works : ODES
46. Culinary needs : POTS
47. Hindu incarnation : AVATAR
50. Runway : AIRSTRIP
54. Table staple : SALT
55. Put in ___ : FORCE
57. Roster : ROTA
58. Ballet execution : PLIE
59. Integers : UNITS
60. Before nights : EVES
61. Anagram of 1 Across : SEAL
62. Anagram of 5 Across : LEAST
63. Anagram of 1 Across : LEAS
1. Dopes : SAPS
2. Admit : AVOW
3. Exclusive : LONE
4. Agreements : ENTENTES
5. Kids : TEASES
6. Ham, for one : ACTOR
7. Air-show stunt : LOOP
8. Cloth measure : ELL
9. Betrayals : SELLOUTS
10. Harmony : ACCORD
11. Country on the Mekong : LAOS
12. Gardner : ERLE
13. Anagram of 1 Down : SPAS
21. Pegs for Mr. Player : TEES
23. O'Neill : OONA
25. Fellow, to a cockney : BLOKE
26. Anagram of 5 Across : STEAL
27. Top or d'hôte : TABLE
28. Circuit : AMBIT
29. Liquid measures : PINTS
30. Form of Helen : ELENA
31. Stately : REGAL
32. Anagram of 5 Across : STALE
34. George or Robert : BURNS
37. Having authority : POWERFUL
38. Mr. Bones's show : MINSTREL
40. Kind of pop : SODA
41. Certain stage parts : BITS
43. Caked tobacco: Var. : DOTTEL
44. Arden or Black : FOREST
46. Ancient Britons : PICTS
47. Anagram of 1 Down : ASPS
48. Caesar's farewell : VALE
49. Inter ___ : ALIA
50. Opera highlight : ARIA
51. Meander : ROVE
52. Willow : ITEA
53. Anagram of 1 Down : PASS
56. Word with time or way : ONE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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