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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,662
Across Down
1. Field sounds : BAAS
5. Lethargy : SOPOR
10. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
14. Inter ___ : ALIA
15. Swap : TRADE
16. Paint poorly : DAUB
17. Ukrainian body : RADA
18. To the point: Lat. : ADREM
19. Salinger girl : ESME
20. Biblical peak : ARARAT
22. Afrikaans name for Cape Town : KAAPSTAD
24. Abdominal: Abbr. : ILIO
26. Theater signs : SROS
27. Road along a cliff : CORNICHE
31. African villages : KRAALS
35. Lily plants : ALOES
36. Number : SEVEN
38. Pronoun : SHE
39. Bobbin : PIRN
40. Was concerned : CARED
41. ___ state of affairs : ASAD
42. Miss Gabor : EVA
43. Fabric : RAYON
44. Finnish port : VAASA
45. Eastern greeting : SALAAM
47. Nietzsche's ideal : SUPERMAN
49. Mature : RIPE
51. Chalcedony : SARD
52. German region : SAARLAND
56. Tyro : NOVICE
60. Reverberate : ECHO
61. Like some halls : IVIED
63. Field : AREA
64. Item in Miss Muffet's bowl : WHEY
65. "___ man a horse . . . " : GIVEA
66. Also-___ : RANS
67. Fictional captain : NEMO
68. Approaches : NEARS
69. Granny, for one : KNOT
1. Theda of films : BARA
2. Winglike : ALAR
3. Opera : AIDA
4. U. S. architect : SAARINEN
5. Radio nuisance : STATIC
6. Fort in Calif. : ORD
7. Central or Hyde : PARK
8. Suffixes in zoology : ODEAS
9. Observed : REMARKED
10. City on Black Sea : ODESSA
11. Kiln : OAST
12. ___ Pompilius, Roman king : NUMA
13. Retired : ABED
21. Clay and Baba : ALIS
23. Smut, for short : PORN
25. Anthem opener : OHSAY
27. Fear and Horn : CAPES
28. Outfielder Tony : OLIVA
29. Dewy, old style : RORAL
30. 4 Down et al. : EEROS
32. Indian state : ASSAM
33. Asian capital : LHASA
34. French city : SEDAN
37. Planet : VENUS
40. Pre-November activity : CAMPAIGN
41. Burrowing mammal : AARDVARK
43. Wading bird : RAIL
44. ___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
46. Western gully : ARROYO
48. Tibetan animals : PANDAS
50. Desire: Fr. : ENVIE
52. Basted : SEWN
53. Dull pain : ACHE
54. Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
55. Prima donna : DIVA
57. Where Shiraz is located : IRAN
58. Recent: Prefix : CENO
59. Direction : EAST
62. Doer: Suffix : EER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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