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New York Times, Saturday, April 7, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,638
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1. Elder or Younger : CATO
5. Lebanese feature : CEDAR
10. Actor Beerbohm : TREE
14. Antelope : ORYX
15. Condor's nest : AERIE
16. Foretell : READ
17. Spanish surrealist : MIRO
18. Shortcut road : TRANSVERSE
20. English dog : BLENHEIMSPANIEL
22. Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
23. Open country : WOLD
24. Vast arid region : SAHARA
27. Thoroughworts : BONESETS
31. Laborers : PEONS
32. Damned, to poets : CURST
33. Meadow : LEA
34. Publicizes : AIRS
35. Alighieri : DANTE
36. Word for daylight time : FAST
37. Descendant : SON
38. Bring : FETCH
39. Brave : MANLY
40. T. R. feature : MUSTACHE
42. Greek odist : PINDAR
43. Israeli port : ACRE
44. Sousa's group : BAND
45. Pulsating star : CEPHEIDVARIABLE
52. Arrange words distinctively : ALLITERATE
53. Do carpentering : NAIL
54. Card game : SKAT
55. Fabric : RAYON
56. Clothes : GARB
57. "___ soit . . . " : HONI
58. Bias : SLANT
59. Olive genus : OLEA
1. Wave crest : COMB
2. Seed covering : ARIL
3. Phoenician city : TYRE
4. Certain English collegians : OXONIANS
5. Connected series : CATENA
6. Uncanny : EERIE
7. Sixty grains : DRAM
8. British author of 1800's : AINSWORTH
9. Choir's specialty : RESPONSE
10. Drifts : TRENDS
11. Soprano Grist : RERI
12. Lighten : EASE
13. Henry James's biographer : EDEL
19. Gentleman's gentleman : VALET
21. ___ de combat : HORS
24. Muscle action : SPASM
25. Vowel recitation : AEIOU
26. French and English : HORNS
27. Sierra Leone island : BUNCE
28. Antelope : ELAND
29. Electrical pioneer : TESLA
30. Butterfly : SATYR
32. Kind of tourist town : CATHEDRAL
35. Belittlers : DECRIERS
36. Castanet dance : FANDANGO
38. Aspect : FACET
39. Skirt : MINI
41. South Pacific island : TAHITI
42. P.T.A. member : PARENT
44. Conductor's need : BATON
45. Singer Johnny : CASH
46. Nevada city : ELKO
47. Blueprint : PLAN
48. Gracious!, in Spain : VAYA
49. False god : BAAL
50. Coins in Como : LIRE
51. Island of exile : ELBA

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

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