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New York Times, Thursday, April 12, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,643

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Cuts off : LOPS
5. Mitchell character : RHETT
10. Lollobrigida : GINA
14. Wheel part : AXLE
15. Fisherman : EELER
16. Spin like ___ : ATOP
17. Tidy : NEAT
18. Indulge in a spring fancy : FALLINLOVE
20. "___ old time!" : ANY
21. Mouthful : BITE
22. "Reading Gaol," e.g. : BALLAD
23. Head over ___ : HEELS
25. Vapors: Lat. : FUMI
26. Kind of wreath : FLORAL
28. Indulge in a spring fancy : SUNBATHE
32. Detroit team : LIONS
33. Famous at-bat man : CASEY
34. Roman bronze : AES
35. Sturdy ones : OAKS
36. Paper holders : FILES
37. Card game : SKAT
38. "___Meat Ball" : ONE
39. "Aux ___!" : ARMES
40. ___ khan (tiger) : SHERE
41. Indulge in a spring fancy : DAYDREAM
43. Swamp : MORASS
44. War god : ARES
45. S. A. Indian : CARIB
46. Eastern carp : SHIRAZ
49. Short note : CHIT
50. Initials of Dr. Jekyll's creator : RLS
53. Indulge in a spring fancy : HITTHEROAD
55. " . . . upon a ___ in Darien!" : PEAK
56. Russian city : OREL
57. Lustrous fabric : RAMIE
58. Hindu queen : RANI
59. To be: Fr. : ETRE
60. Affirmed : SWORN
61. Scrapes by, with "out" : EKES
Down
1. Turner : LANA
2. Field beasts : OXEN
3. Indulge in a spring fancy : PLAYHOOKEY
4. Tennis unit : SET
5. Get ready for a second toast : REFILL
6. Trial runs : HEATS
7. She, in Cannes : ELLE
8. Distant: Prefix : TEL
9. Roman officials : TRIBUNES
10. "___ est omnia divisa . . . " : GALLIA
11. Chemical suffix : ITOL
12. Bright star : NOVA
13. Imitated : APED
19. ___-pamby : NAMBY
21. Lillie et al. : BEAS
24. Eagles : ERNS
25. Things often blown : FUSES
26. Aftermath of a hurricane : FLOOD
27. Climbing plant : LIANA
28. Winston's partner : SALEM
29. Indulge in a spring fancy : TAKEABREAK
30. Gets word of : HEARS
31. Western park : ESTES
33. Mountain peaks : CIMAS
36. Kitchen fixtures : FREEZERS
37. Hindu title of respect: Var. : SHRI
39. Paddy's cry : ARRAH
40. Arrange : SORT
42. Dickens's Rosa : DARTLE
43. Kind of horse race : MAIDEN
45. "The ___ recognizes . . . " : CHAIR
46. "One ___ off and . . . " : SHOE
47. Trumpeter Al : HIRT
48. Roman road : ITER
49. Perry : COMO
51. London's Drury : LANE
52. Aspen equipment : SKIS
54. Deal or hide : RAW
55. Grand ___ : PRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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