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New York Times, Thursday, April 26, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,657
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1. Letters : MAIL
5. Converse : CHAT
9. Delicacies, old style : CATES
14. Official records : ACTA
15. High, in Hamburg : HOCH
16. African sorcery : OBEAH
17. Huntley : CHET
18. Tree of Morocco : ARAR
19. Medicinal plant : TANSY
20. Relative of "Gracious!" : HEAVENSTOBETSY
23. "The very ___!" : IDEA
24. "Let me taste your ___" : WARE
25. Involve : ENTAIL
28. Like some dictionaries : ABRIDGED
32. River to the Rhone : SAONE
33. Gush : SPATE
34. Brew : ALE
35. Small birds : TITS
36. Percolate : LEACH
37. Overlay : CEIL
38. "All About ___" : EVE
39. Capital of Byelorussia : MINSK
40. Bear in a Kipling story : BALOO
41. Odds and ends : REMNANTS
43. Busters' targets : TRUSTS
44. Roman road : ITER
45. Soviet sea : ARAL
46. Youthful oath : JIMINYCRICKETS
52. Hindu ascetics : YOGIS
53. Plain : BARE
54. Personal: Prefix : IDIO
55. Rhody and Eller : AUNTS
56. Sign on a store door : OPEN
57. Mrs. Jarley's friend : NELL
58. Treasure : PRIZE
59. Indian poles : XATS
60. Merriment : GLEE
1. Supersonic speed word : MACH
2. Suffer : ACHE
3. Willow genus : ITEA
4. Baltic people : LATVIANS
5. Coco : CHANEL
6. Early invader of Britain : HORSA
7. "___ may look at a king" : ACAT
8. Atavism : THROWBACK
9. Clique : COTERIE
10. Let up : ABATED
11. Bills : TENS
12. Simple : EASY
13. Bashful : SHY
21. Miss Adams : EDIE
22. Swiss theologian : BARTH
25. Chemical compound : ESTER
26. Artless : NAIVE
27. Indian symbol : TOTEM
28. Make ___ at : APASS
29. Celts : GAELS
30. Creator of Mr. Prufrock : ELIOT
31. Cyclades island : DELOS
33. Military guard's shelter : SENTRYBOX
36. Kind of closet : LINEN
37. Watertight material : CAULKING
39. French painter : MATISSE
40. Bric-a-___ : BRAC
42. W. W. II admiral : NIMITZ
43. Old Roman coin : TRIENS
45. Decree, in law : ARRET
46. Day, in Paris : JOUR
47. Fire: Prefix : IGNI
48. ___-pie (head to foot) : CAPA
49. Biographer Leon : EDEL
50. Game piece : TILE
51. Flatfish : SOLE
52. Caroline island : YAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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