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New York Times, Monday, March 5, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 7-Down is as it appeared, but "mice" should be "mouse," and "on the clock" would have been more accurate than "to the clock."

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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,605

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Across
1
Holy days: Abbr. : SABS
5
Scarlett's estate : TARA
9
Kind of finish : PHOTO
14
Safari, for one : TRIP
15
Kind of hygiene or surgery : ORAL
16
Wandering one : ROVER
17
Machine for Josephine : AEROPLANE
19
Think : OPINE
20
Miss Thompson : SADIE
21
Handlebars' neighbors : BURNSIDES
23
That, to Brutus : ILLA
25
Certain deck : POOP
26
Off the ground: Abbr. : ABN
28
Vehicle for three men : TUB
30
By the ___ one's pants : SEATOF
35
City in Utah : LEHI
37
Kind of dipper : FINGERBOWL
40
"It's ___ world" : AMANS
42
Goal : AIM
43
Opera part : SCENA
44
Vermont resort hub : MANCHESTER
47
Proofreading word : STET
48
Less than 100 shares : ODDLOT
49
Scotty's negative : NAE
51
Ruth's output: Abbr. : HRS
52
Part of B.T.U. : UNIT
55
Ice sheet : FLOE
57
Quack : CHARLATAN
62
Melon operation : SPLIT
65
Abhorred : HATED
66
Relative of a bay window : SPARETIRE
68
"How do ___ thee?" : ILOVE
69
Señor's assent : SISI
70
Signs : INKS
71
Fair-haired one : COMER
72
Algerian city : ORAN
73
___ la vie! : CEST
Down
1
Depots: Abbr. : STAS
2
Vicinity : AREA
3
Words for a sure thing : BIRDINHAND
4
Rot : SPOIL
5
Truk island : TOL
6
Al Fatah member : ARAB
7
What the mice did to the clock : RANUP
8
Eaves: Sp. : ALERO
9
Thrives : PROSPERS
10
Pueblo Indian : HOPI
11
Roman poet : OVID
12
Shoe size : TENE
13
Minerals : ORES
18
Skin : PELT
22
Cyrano's prominence : NOSE
24
___ Wiedersehen : AUF
26
Place to remember : ALAMO
27
"You would ___ to try it" : BEMAD
29
Slant : BIAS
31
Kindergarten course : ABCS
32
Obey : TOETHELINE
33
Man of property : OWNER
34
Bonneville, for one : FLATS
36
"Batteries not ___": Abbr. : INCL
38
Juvenile louse : NIT
39
Some Feds : GMEN
41
Soft or cold : SHOULDER
45
Volcano : ETNA
46
British defense arm : RAF
50
Otherwise : ELSE
53
"___ nice to have a man . . . " : ITSSO
54
Long-snouted animal : TAPIR
56
Nerve of vision : OPTIC
57
Smart : CHIC
58
Nimbus : HALO
59
Concern of Compton and Fermi : ATOM
60
Dream, in Paris : REVE
61
Monogram at Houston : NASA
63
Annoys : IRKS
64
Rorschach, for one : TEST
67
___ Tin Tin : RIN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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