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New York Times, Tuesday, April 3, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,634
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1. Conceal : MASK
5. Coarse tobacco : SHAG
9. "But ___ me, give me . . . " : ASFOR
14. Pines, e.g. : ISLE
15. Daffy : LOCO
16. French river : LOIRE
17. Stand up against : SHOWFIGHT
19. Phase : ANGLE
20. ___ Folly : SEWARDS
21. Do sewing : HEM
23. Fuel carrier : HOD
24. Born: Fr. : NEE
25. Least ornate : BAREST
27. Contended with : COPED
30. Like the wash on a damp day : SEMIDRIED
33. Engage : HIRE
34. Hair style : BUN
35. Chess piece : CASTLE
36. Oriental hero : ALI
37. Miss Bryant : ANITA
39. Steam, in Scotland : OAM
40. Shriners : FEZMEN
43. Poetic contraction : TIS
44. Shrewd : CUTE
45. Lodge member : FREEMASON
47. Places for doves : COTES
48. Lighter needs : FLINTS
49. Exclamation : AHA
50. Asian native : TAI
52. Greek letter : TAU
53. Needle-shaped : ACEROSE
57. Dialect : ARGOT
59. Avoids, with "of" : FIGHTSSHY
61. Pigment : OCHRE
62. Passage : FLUE
63. Spirit : ELAN
64. Filled full : SATED
65. Vehicle : SLED
66. City of Georgia : ROME
1. Go off target : MISS
2. Arthur of the court : ASHE
3. Highway sign : SLOW
4. City in Illinois : KEWANEE
5. Playground feature : SLIDE
6. Farm animals : HOGS
7. Oh, on the Oder : ACH
8. O. Henry milieu : GOTHAM
9. Neighbor of S. F. : ALAMEDA
10. Kinsman : SON
11. Persist : FIGHTITOUT
12. Flat plinth : ORLO
13. Orchestra instrument : REED
18. Flintstone or Stone : FRED
22. Evergreen shrubs : ERICAS
25. Il Duce and namesakes : BENITOS
26. Students: Abbr. : SRS
27. Tease : CHAFF
28. Engine tender : OILER
29. Event for John L. Sullivan : PRIZEFIGHT
30. ___ Valley : SUN
31. Delight : ELATE
32. Greek communes : DEMES
34. Base of a split : BANANA
38. Pan material : TIN
41. Ferrer or Brooks : MEL
42. Issued : EMITTED
44. Less refined : COARSER
46. Overeats : STUFFS
47. Huntley : CHET
49. Had a hurt : ACHED
50. Tourist mecca of Southwest : TAOS
51. Chest : ARCA
53. Ailment : AGUE
54. King Olaf's seat : OSLO
55. Counterfeit : SHAM
56. Orbs, old style : EYNE
58. Iron ___ : ORE
60. Unlucky : ILL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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