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New York Times, Thursday, April 19, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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C
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,650

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Across
1
Oarsman's gaffe : CRAB
5
___-on-Trent : STOKE
10
Flimflam : HOAX
14
Precious stone : RUBY
15
Fry, to friends : CHRIS
16
Make out : ESPY
17
Drooping : ALOP
18
Gladiator's milieu : ARENA
19
From ___ (completely) : ATOZ
20
Hard chance at Shea : TEXASLEAGUER
23
Go pell-mell : SPEED
24
African river : VOLTA
28
Gather on a surface : ADSORB
30
Clover : TREFOIL
32
Unobtrusive : QUIET
33
Nile dam : ASWAN
35
Naval rank: Abbr. : CPO
36
Buffet servers : URNS
37
One-master : SLOOP
38
Lays out : MAPS
39
Noun ending : ION
40
Drops out, as in poker : FOLDS
41
Messieurs : MALES
42
Garden piece : TRELLIS
44
In ___ (in debt) : THERED
46
"Rain" name : SADIE
47
Zagreb native : CROAT
48
Overtime at Shea : EXTRAINNINGS
54
Lockup : JAIL
57
German poet : RILKE
58
Secluded place : NOOK
59
Preposition : INTO
60
French pronouns : ELLES
61
Miserably : ILLY
62
Use the teeth : GNAW
63
Bread ingredient : YEAST
64
Secure : SAFE
Down
1
Suffix for pluto : CRAT
2
Use a straightedge : RULE
3
In ___ (stymied) : ABOX
4
Avoids : BYPASSES
5
Fishmonger's tool : SCALER
6
Full count, with 30 Down : THREEBALLS
7
Mountain nymph : OREAD
8
Number one : KING
9
Son of Isaac : ESAU
10
Learn : HEAROF
11
Bridge hand, in Bonn : OST
12
Mil. address : APO
13
Final trio : XYZ
21
Notice : SPOT
22
Tied : EVEN
25
Site : LOCALE
26
Gave inside info : TIPPED
27
At ___ (bewildered) : ALOSS
28
Dawn : AURORA
29
Repeated insistently : DINNED
30
See 6 Down : TWOSTRIKES
31
Talk : RAP
32
On even terms : QUITS
34
Divot material : SOD
37
___-disant : SOI
38
Mixologist's creations : MARTINIS
40
Bend : FLEX
41
Vexatious : MEAN
43
Hide out : LIELOW
45
On the square : HONEST
47
Lily : CALLA
49
Part of the deck : TREY
50
Rub the wrong way : RILE
51
Famed theme piece : NOLA
52
Player's business : GOLF
53
Scottish island : SKYE
54
Dance : JIG
55
Sheridan : ANN
56
Call ___ day : ITA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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