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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,609
Across Down
1. Suffix for leg or fall : ACY
4. Drink : ALE
7. Piece of information : DATUM
12. Hillside for Burns : BRAE
13. B.C. and A.D. : ERAS
14. Degrade : ABASE
15. Quartet singer : ALTO
16. Like sale items : PICKEDOVER
18. Corny offer, with 36 Across : LETMETAKEYOU
20. Eastern faith : ISLAM
21. Spleen : IRE
22. Time or Newsweek, for short : MAG
25. Flag : ENSIGN
28. Author de Beauvoir : SIMONE
31. Place for tests : LAB
33. Wild party : ORGY
35. Actress Lenya : LOTTE
36. See 18 Across : AWAYFROMALLTHIS
40. Street show : RAREE
41. Guarded : WARY
42. Nationality: Suffix : ESE
43. Repulsive women : CRONES
45. Canopy : TESTER
48. Barnyard creature : HEN
49. Tepid, in Munich : LAU
51. Fools : ASSES
54. Risky route : PRIMROSEPATH
58. Park-bench sign : FRESHPAINT
61. Dies ___ : IRAE
62. Tree house : AERIE
63. Sojourn : STAY
64. Napoleon et al.: Abbr. : EMPS
65. Grieg and Flagstad : NORSE
66. Parallel word: Abbr. : SYN
67. Direction: Abbr. : SSE
1. Van Gogh–Gauguin locale : ARLES
2. Nobleman, ranch style : CATTLEBARON
3. Type of service : YEOMAN
4. "Depuis le jour," e.g. : ARIA
5. Green : LACKINGMATURITY
6. Glacial ridge : ESKER
7. Wall section : DADO
8. ___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
9. Hebrew letter : TAV
10. Custom : USE
11. Mal de ___ : MER
12. Island east of Java : BALI
13. I.R.S. business levy: Abbr. : EPT
17. Black and blue : EYES
19. German spa : EMS
22. Baby's haven : MOTHERSARMS
23. Naysayers : ANTIS
24. Ninnies : GEESE
26. Comparative suffix : IOR
27. Develop : GROW
29. State: Abbr. : ILL
30. Word, in Paris : MOT
31. Evergreen : LARCH
32. Informed : AWARE
34. Responsive, as a ship : YARE
37. Craving : YEN
38. Charge : FEE
39. Fleur-de-___ : LYS
44. Often-pink item : SLIP
46. To, in Scotland : TAE
47. Discovers : ESPIES
50. Stock up : AMASS
52. Storehouse : ETAPE
53. "___ the joy of my life" : SHES
54. Greek letters : PSIS
55. Syngman : RHEE
56. Son of Judah : ONAN
57. Farm unit : STY
58. Buff : FAN
59. Former auto : REO
60. Cause a snafu : ERR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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