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New York Times, Saturday, March 3, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
PS notes: Clue for 30-Down is as it appeared, though it should be "Estonian county"; the (big) island is Saaremaa.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,603
Across Down
1. Teacher of a kind : GURU
5. Isle near Naples : CAPRI
10. Long narrative : SAGA
14. In a while : ANON
15. Thai, e.g. : ASIAN
16. Peter or Paul : TSAR
17. Evergreen herb : PIPSISSEWA
19. Float : RAFT
20. Early type of auto : STEAMCAR
21. Like some pillows : FLUFFY
23. Hoax : FLAM
24. Italian composer : BOITO
25. Kind of eagle : SPREAD
28. Comedy writers : GAGSTERS
31. As well : TOO
32. Whales : CETES
34. ___-tête : TETEA
35. Decays : ROTS
37. Fabric : DENIM
39. Miss Sills, for one : DIVA
40. Asian range : ALTAI
42. Aegean island : MELOS
44. German article : DER
45. Morning moisture : DEWDROPS
47. Rule out : NEGATE
49. Roman magistrate : EDILE
50. Exclusive : SOLE
51. Young salmon : GRILSE
53. Pollyanna's forte : OPTIMISM
57. Function : ROLE
58. Hector's faithful spouse : ANDROMACHE
60. Czech river : ISER
61. Connection : TIEIN
62. Debacle : ROUT
63. Wife of George V : MARY
64. Inspire : ELATE
65. She of the thousand days : ANNE
1. Intervals : GAPS
2. Platoon or company : UNIT
3. Word for a cheap cigar : ROPE
4. Insecure : UNSAFE
5. Rushed in torrents : CASCADED
6. Shillong's state : ASSAM
7. Docking place : PIER
8. Inexperienced : RAW
9. Bewildered : INAFOG
10. Swaggered : STRUTTED
11. Gum resin used medically : ASAFOETIDA
12. Iron hook : GAFF
13. Affected : ARTY
18. Poet in Johnson's "Rasselas" : IMLAC
22. Shopper's aid : LIST
24. Herb : BASIL
25. Fiddle, for short : STRAD
26. U. S. writer Ernest : POOLE
27. German dog : ROTTWEILER
28. Hereditary units : GENES
29. Face, as an embankment : REVET
30. Estonian island : SAARE
33. Vale sacred to Apollo : TEMPE
36. Tack shop : SADDLERY
38. Sameness : MONOTONE
41. Eye part : IRIS
43. Sultan of Turkey : SELIM
46. Acid salt : OLEATE
48. Talmud : GEMARA
50. Small spar : SPRIT
51. Grisly : GRIM
52. Painter Bonheur : ROSA
53. Attican theaters : ODEA
54. Image : ICON
55. Keep away from : SHUN
56. Limit : METE
59. Naught : NIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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