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New York Times, Monday, April 2, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,633
Across Down
1. Lear or Cole : KING
5. Drain : SAP
8. Spanish river : EBRO
12. Fight : MELEE
13. Nabokov title : ADA
14. Bar order : BEER
15. Pseudonym : ALIAS
16. Giant reed of India : NAL
17. Fountain choices : SODAS
18. Prestigious instruments : STATUSCYMBALS
21. Papal title: Abbr. : SSD
22. Sounds of contentment : AHS
23. Left : EXITED
26. Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
28. Japanese statesman : ITO
29. Scottish uncle : EME
30. Floating : AWASH
33. Treble, for one : CLEF
34. French soul : AME
35. Tense situation, orchestra-wise : BASSESARELOADED
39. Frequently, poetically : OFT
40. Homes for roses : BEDS
41. Retreats : NESTS
42. Salt deposit : REH
43. German river : EMS
44. Certain votes : AYES
46. Shrill : TREBLE
48. Egg: Prefix : OVO
49. Sounds of hesitation : ERS
52. Musical fried cake of a sort : CELLIDOUGHNUT
56. Pastries : TARTS
58. Moisture : DEW
59. Certain ship : OILER
60. Slangy suffix : EROO
61. Mauna ___ : LOA
62. Approaches : NEARS
63. Aurora : DAWN
64. Photographer's abbr. : ENL
65. French color : GRIS
1. Salmon after spawning : KELTS
2. Epic poem : ILIAD
3. Straight : NEAT
4. Savior, to Romans : GESU
5. Panza : SANCHO
6. All in ___ work : ADAYS
7. Tree : PALM
8. Italian town : EBOLI
9. Certain frameworks : BEDSTEADS
10. U. S. cartoonist : REA
11. Connectives : ORS
12. Bernstein work : MASS
17. Musical half-dozen of another? : SAXOFONE
19. Uncle ___ : SAM
20. Nut : BETEL
24. Ant : EMMET
25. Property transfers : DEEDS
26. Fool : ASS
27. "___ of St Mary's" : THEBELLS
28. ___ de la Cité : ILE
30. Cut short : ABORT
31. Thin cake : WAFER
32. ___ flies : ASTHECROW
33. Opposites of debits: Abbr. : CRS
36. Once: Lat. : SEMEL
37. Classifieds : ADS
38. Roman bronze : AES
44. Confession : AVOWAL
45. Pronoun : YOU
47. Wager : BETON
48. Greek theater : ODEON
49. Chou ___ : ENLAI
50. Penitent ones : RUERS
51. Liners: Abbr. : STRS
53. Unemployed : IDLE
54. Bell : GONG
55. Yesterday, in Paris : HIER
56. Kennedy : TED
57. Constellation : ARA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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