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New York Times, Monday, April 30, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
PS notes: Clue for 17-Across is as it appeared, but the word is spelled with an extra l: "tonsillitis." Clue for 8-Down is as it appeared, but "headware" is usually spelled "headwear."
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P
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S
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R
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M
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N
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D
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C
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E
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W
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B
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A
U
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G
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M
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,661
Across Down
1. Rod : LAVER
6. Scott role : PATTON
12. Plunders : RAVAGES
14. Lettuce : ROMAINE
15. Film about Chopin : ASONGTOREMEMBER
17. Suffix for tonsil : ITIS
18. Created : MADE
19. Inner: Prefix : ESO
20. Man's nickname : NED
21. "___ evil" : SEENO
23. Map abbr. : LAT
25. Campus org. : SDS
26. Scheme : PLOT
27. Comfort : SOLACE
30. Campbell and Cove : GLENS
31. Scottish scales : TRONES
32. On the rocks : WITHICE
35. Hair : TRESSES
36. Kind of knight : ERRANT
37. Some children : BRATS
38. What La Guardia called his mistakes : BEAUTS
39. Spring time : LENT
40. Deputy: Abbr. : AGT
43. "___ no use!" : ITS
44. Tel Aviv name : GOLDA
45. Latin possessive : SUA
46. Antonio or Francisco : SAN
48. Army deserter : AWOL
49. ___ were : ASIT
50. French writer's film bio : LIFEOFEMILEZOLA
55. Durable athlete : IRONMAN
56. ___ Folly : SEWARDS
57. Conglomerate action : MERGER
58. Men, familiarly : GENTS
1. Endured : LASTED
2. Shuns : AVOIDS
3. Johnson and Heflin : VANS
4. Goose ___ : EGG
5. Steep flax : RET
6. Apple or pear : POME
7. French soul : AME
8. Dundee headware : TAM
9. Certain Asians : TIBETANS
10. Certain bills : ONES
11. Despot : NERO
12. Claude of films : RAINS
13. Pronoun : SOMEONE
14. Make over : REDO
16. Rails' partner : RANTS
21. Aids for broken bones : SPLINTS
22. Chooses : ELECTS
23. Miss Young : LORETTA
24. "___ of Roses" : ALOSS
27. Famous London street : STRAND
28. Letter : CEE
29. Curve : ESS
30. Mountain pass: Var. : GHAUT
32. Fly catcher : WEB
33. Anger : IRE
34. Prepare in advance of a title bout : TRAINFOR
35. Garden structure : TRELLIS
37. Flourish : BLOOM
40. Classify : ASSORT
41. Associations : GUILDS
42. Informal good-bys : TATAS
44. Verdon : GWEN
46. Kind of chance : SLIM
47. Irish nobleman : AIRE
48. At a distance : AFAR
49. Moslem call to prayer : AZAN
51. School subject: Abbr. : ENG
52. Cockney's abode : OME
53. Triangle side : LEG
54. Lamb's mother : EWE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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