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New York Times, Friday, April 27, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,658
Across
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Pacifiers : SOPS
5
Detail : ITEM
9
Stupid : CRASS
14
Migrate : TREK
15
Type of aircraft, for short : GIRO
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Kind of theater, for short : LEGIT
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Numerical prefix : OCTA
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Undiluted : NEAT
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Unique : ALONE
20
"___ and we'll all . . . " : WAITFORTHEWAGON
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Swarm : TEEM
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Snake : ASP
25
Brawl : AFFRAY
27
From, in Paris : DES
29
German admiral : SPEE
33
Rookery : ROOST
34
Button's place : HOLE
35
Miscues : ERRS
36
French shield : ECU
37
Shoulder bone : SCAPULA
40
Cereal : OAT
41
Coagulate : CURD
43
City in U.S.S.R. : OREL
44
Billiard shot : MASSE
46
Fox of Africa : ASSE
47
Little Edward : NED
48
Military maneuver : PINCER
49
Fabulous bird : ROC
51
___ about : ONOR
52
Kind of suit : BREACHOFPROMISE
60
Forgive : REMIT
61
Confront : MEET
62
Retired : ABED
63
Roman official : EDILE
64
Shrub genus : ITEA
65
Tony of golf fame : LEMA
66
Defeat : WORST
67
Archer of note : TELL
68
River to the North Sea : YSER
Down
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Pack : STOW
2
Killer whale : ORCA
3
Small cakes : PETITFOURS
4
Hans Brinker and friends : SKATERS
5
Disgrace, old style : IGNOMY
6
One who fixes shoelaces : TIER
7
Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
8
Candle circler : MOTH
9
Lobster servings : CLAWS
10
Backslide : RELAPSE
11
Eager : AGOG
12
Word form for an Asian : SINO
13
British carbine : STEN
21
Accomplishments : FEATS
22
Stand : EASEL
25
Betel palm : ARECA
26
Pinpoint : FOCUS
27
___ out (figured) : DOPED
28
Jewish month : ELUL
30
Outlaws : PROSCRIBES
31
Remove : ERASE
32
Source of ethyl : ESTER
34
Belgian ___ : HARE
38
Marine shell : CONCH
39
Kind of acid : AMINO
42
Throws off course : DERAILS
45
Incongruity : ANOMALY
48
Entrance : PORTAL
50
Musical composition : OCTET
52
Concoct : BREW
53
Decorate again : REDO
54
Arabian V.I.P. : EMIR
55
Neglect : OMIT
56
Entertain : FETE
57
React to a sunburn : PEEL
58
Dotted : SEME
59
Biblical tower : EDAR

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