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New York Times, Monday, March 26, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { B J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,626
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1. Famed Sing Sing warden : LAWES
6. Ragout : STEW
10. Companions of starts : FITS
14. ___ as hell : ASHOT
15. St. Louis sight : ARCH
16. French concept : IDEE
17. Zoo attraction : RHINO
18. Places : LOCI
19. Nix : NOPE
20. Tennis unit : SET
21. Species of deer : WHITETAILED
24. Bard's stage direction : EXEUNT
26. Obliterate : ERASE
27. Bids : OFFERS
29. Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
31. Emcee King : ALAN
32. Tire part : TREAD
33. Man on first : WHO
36. Puts down : RECORDS
39. Ground together : GNASHED
41. Recognize : SEE
42. Storm, in France : ORAGE
44. Take on : HIRE
45. Greek assembly : AGORA
46. Ham : EMOTER
48. Entered the batter's box : WASUP
50. Barber-pole feature : STRIPE
52. Government reports : WHITEPAPERS
54. Sleeper : CAR
57. Lie low : HIDE
58. State : AVER
59. Baltic island : SAARE
61. Highway to Pisa : ITER
62. Thin fish : GARS
63. Tree : ASPEN
64. English letters : ZEDS
65. In ___ (existing) : ESSE
66. Rope : LASSO
1. Porsena : LARS
2. Arthur of tennis : ASHE
3. Hereford : WHITEFACE
4. Time period : EON
5. Pier worker : STOWER
6. Andean volcano : SALIN
7. Racehorse : TROTTER
8. ___ homo : ECCE
9. Paul of big-band days : WHITEMAN
10. Rainbow man : FINIAN
11. Worship figures : IDOLS
12. Tent : TEPEE
13. Acorn, e.g. : SEED
22. Czech martyr : HUS
23. Chad town : ARADA
25. Strange: Prefix : XENO
27. Sculls : OARS
28. Run : FLEE
30. Nautical light: Fr. : LEGE
32. Ivan or Peter : TSAR
33. Waves : WHITECAPS
34. Roll-call answer : HERE
35. European river : ODER
37. Scamp : ROGUE
38. Premature fruit yield : DROPPAGE
40. Kind of steward : SHOP
43. British smokes : GASPERS
45. Garden flowers : ASTERS
46. Slip : ERR
47. Religious book : MISSAL
48. William Allen or bob : WHITE
49. Lent a hand : AIDED
51. Short : TERSE
52. Zip : WHIZ
53. Miss Gardner et al. : AVAS
55. Greek Mars : ARES
56. Western city : RENO
60. Botanist Gray : ASA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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