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New York Times, Wednesday, April 18, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 4, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,649
Across
1. Above : ATOP
5. Stunning defeat : FACER
10. Performs : DOES
14. Appeared : CAME
15. "I'm so all ___ . . . " : ALONE
16. Historic island : ELBA
17. American poet : HENRYLONGFELLOW
20. Biblical priest : ELI
21. Nautical term : ALEE
22. Emulates a famous structure : LEANS
23. Château d'If and others : ILES
24. Decree : FIAT
26. First word of 36 Across : LISTEN
29. Signal device in 36 Across : LANTERN
32. Ibiza, for one : ISLA
33. Cuba ___ : LIBRE
34. Row : OAR
36. Poem by 17 Across : PAULREVERESRIDE
40. Narrow shoe widths : AAS
41. Suppose : OPINE
42. Inter ___ : ALIA
43. Soft leather : CHAMOIS
45. Hateful : CURSED
47. Caucasian: Var. : LASI
48. Allot : METE
49. English historian : ACTON
52. Eight: Prefix : OCTA
53. Common verb : WAS
56. Sight in 36 Across : THEVILLAGECLOCK
60. ___ a minute : MILE
61. Not now : LATER
62. Opposed: Prefix : ANTI
63. Unique thing : ONER
64. "Two if ___" : BYSEA
65. American patriot : OTIS
Down
1. Word with heart or head : ACHE
2. Eastern weight : TAEL
3. Prefix for scient : OMNI
4. Through : PER
5. Prostrate : FALLEN
6. Lilies : ALOES
7. Geometric figure : CONE
8. Bridge builder: Abbr. : ENG
9. V.I.P. in sports : REF
10. Erase : DELETE
11. Jar : OLLA
12. Dark : EBON
13. Does carpentry work : SAWS
18. Home of the Sheffield School : YALE
19. Exalts : ELATES
23. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
24. French entomologist : FABRE
25. Concerning : INRE
26. Fat, in medicine : LIPA
27. Newton : ISAAC
28. Sloppy stuff : SLUSH
29. Legal rights : LIENS
30. Vexes : ROILS
31. Nobody, in Toledo : NADIE
33. Date in Nero's reign : LVIII
35. Interpret : READ
37. Gypsy language: Var. : ROMANI
38. Certain poetry : EPOS
39. Thin : RARE
44. What all the world loves : ALOVER
45. Part of etc. : CETERA
46. Brain, in Philippines : UTAC
48. Newscaster Frank : MCGEE
49. Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
50. Talk : CHIN
51. Far: Prefix : TELE
52. Horse food : OATS
53. Custom : WONT
54. Play opener : ACTI
55. Sun Valley equipment : SKIS
57. Degree in law : LLB
58. Wager : LAY
59. Thai language : LAO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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