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New York Times, Wednesday, March 28, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { B J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,628
Across
1. Mobster's knife : SHIV
5. ___ Nostra : COSA
9. Kind of butter : APPLE
14. "Citizen ___" : KANE
15. Methods : PROCEDURES
17. Stalling business words : UNDERADVISEMENT
19. Scorched : ADUST
20. Suffixes for similar things : OIDS
21. Film dog : ASTA
22. Slipper size: Abbr. : SML
23. They, in Italy : ESSE
25. Otherwise : ELSE
27. Indian bast fiber : AGUST
29. Kind of poem : TONE
31. Seamen's org. : NMU
34. Van der Rohe : MIES
35. U. N. member : USSR
37. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
39. Supplements : ADDENDA
41. Procession : CORTEGE
43. Hollow stone : GEODE
44. Coal conveyer : TRAM
46. Issues: Abbr. : EDNS
47. Caravansary : INN
48. Kind of tree : SHOE
50. Roman halls : ATRIA
52. Miss Kett : ETTA
54. Wind indicator : VANE
56. Portico: Abbr. : TCE
58. Space org. : NASA
60. Move : STIR
62. Ponselle and others : ROSAS
64. Some White House papers : EXECUTIVEORDERS
67. Uncultured : ILLITERATE
68. Der ___ : ALTE
69. Certain punches : LEFTS
70. Cheers : OLES
71. Tunisian port : SFAX
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1. Gull-like birds : SKUAS
2. Female servant : HANDMAIDEN
3. Lived high : INDULGEDONESELF
4. Neckline shapes : VEES
5. Audit man: Abbr. : CPA
6. Church books : ORDOS
7. Units of 35 Across : SOVIETS
8. Kind of test : ACID
9. Summer drink : ADE
10. Cougars : PUMAS
11. Appeared : PRESENTEDITSELF
12. Spring period : LENT
13. This: Sp. : ESTA
16. Ruhr city : ESSEN
18. Hwys. : RTES
24. Kind of poker : STUD
26. Shakespearean character : LEAR
28. Consumed : USED
30. Killer whale : ORCA
32. King John's concession : MAGNACARTA
33. Mexican city : URES
34. Bethlehem trio : MAGI
36. Japanese leader : SATO
38. Suffix for gang or young : STER
40. Cozy place : NEST
42. Arabian gulf : OMAN
45. Certain Broadway show : REVIVAL
49. Dispatch : HASTE
51. Region: Abbr. : TERR
53. Understood : TACIT
55. Mountain spur : ARETE
57. English county : ESSEX
58. Playwright Simon : NEIL
59. Auto part : AXLE
61. Novice: Var. : TIRO
63. Harem rooms : ODAS
65. French musical notes : UTS
66. Faroe whirlwinds : OES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 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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