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New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,608
Across
1. Nutmeg spice : MACE
5. Plant shoot : SPEAR
10. Urge : PROD
14. Cupid : AMOR
15. Creator of Ah Sin : HARTE
16. Annoy : RILE
17. Flower of a Western state : CALIFORNIAPOPPY
20. Pittsburgh athlete : STEELER
21. Camera parts : LENSES
22. Like a mineral : ORY
23. Power : DINT
24. Chemical compounds : ESTERS
28. State flower of La. and Miss. : MAGNOLIA
32. Hawaii's state flower : LEHUA
33. Idles, in Scotland : SORNS
34. French donkey : ANE
35. Song : ARIA
36. Images : IKONS
37. Harbor cities: Abbr. : SPTS
38. Writer Anais : NIN
39. Scott and others : DREDS
40. Bull: Prefix : TAURO
41. State flowers of Va. and N. C. : DOGWOODS
43. Old state flower of Tenn. : MAYPOP
44. Blyth and Dvorak : ANNS
45. Mild oath : GEE
46. Hold in ___ : ESCROW
49. Los ___ : ANGELES
54. State flowers of Conn. and Pa. : MOUNTAINLAURELS
57. Diminish : PARE
58. Early fiddle : REBEC
59. Kiln : OAST
60. Tore : SPED
61. Remove : ERASE
62. Ladies, in Madrid: Abbr. : SRAS
Down
1. Certain apples, for short : MACS
2. Common Latin word : AMAT
3. Porter : COLE
4. N. Y. canal : ERIE
5. Blacksmiths : SHOERS
6. Dodge : PARRY
7. Sea bird : ERN
8. Panay native : ATI
9. Trues up : REALIGNS
10. Right away : PRONTO
11. Van Winkle et al. : RIPS
12. Wine pitcher : OLPE
13. Old Turkish rulers : DEYS
18. Goddess for 17 Across : FLORA
19. William and family : PENNS
23. Does mending : DARNS
24. African antelope : ELAND
25. ___-comic : SERIO
26. Item : THING
27. U. S., to French : EUA
28. Tempers : MOODS
29. Take in eagerly : LAPUP
30. Emcee's job : INTRO
31. Fabulist : AESOP
33. Timetables, for short : SKEDS
36. Heavy pans, etc. : IRONWARE
37. Declare : SAY
39. "___ disturb" : DONOT
40. Korean city : TAEGU
42. Gave notice to : WARNED
43. Threaten : MENACE
45. Winds : GALES
46. Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
47. Washstand item : SOAP
48. Kill or ___ : CURE
50. Greek god : EROS
51. Limerick name : LEAR
52. Lanchester : ELSA
53. Fast planes : SSTS
55. Comparative suffix : IER
56. Knicks' org. : NBA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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