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New York Times, Thursday, May 10, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,671
Across
1. Particle : MOTE
5. Rich cake : BABA
9. Word meaning: Abbr. : DEF
12. Ardor : ELAN
13. Fills : SATES
14. Angers: Lat. : IRAE
16. Enthrall : SEND
17. Feign : PLAYPOSSUM
19. To-do : HOOPLA
21. Recreation areas of a sort : PLAYPENS
22. Learning : LORE
24. Donkey: Ger. : ESEL
25. Golf's Gary et al. : PLAYERS
28. Wild goats of Pyrenees : IZARDS
32. Censure : FLAY
33. Maxims : DICTA
35. "Watch ___ step" : YOUR
36. Jamaica export : RUM
37. Pouter's sound : COO
38. ___ shoestring : ONA
39. Aramis, Athos and Porthos : AMIS
41. Keeps clear of : SHUNS
43. French holy women: Abbr. : STES
44. African river : UBANGI
46. TV instant events : REPLAYS
48. Relative : AUNT
50. Summerville of films : SLIM
51. Excels in a game : OUTPLAYS
55. Having fun : ATPLAY
59. Baseball rarity : TRIPLEPLAY
61. Nutty : LOCO
62. Ill humor : BILE
63. Nautical calls : AHOYS
64. Interlude, with 57 Down : ENTR
65. Mal de ___ : MER
66. Neck part : NAPE
67. ___ to high heaven : REEK
Down
1. Ensnare : MESH
2. Kitchen staple : OLEO
3. Pueblo Indian : TANO
4. Bridge maneuver : ENDPLAY
5. Prom, French style : BAL
6. Nipa palm : ATAP
7. Stendhal's real name : BEYLE
8. Consort of Pericles : ASPASIA
9. Exhibit : DISPLAY
10. Scottish Gaelic : ERSE
11. Goat-man : FAUN
13. Exempted : SPARED
15. German river : EMS
18. Court cry : OYEZ
20. Myrna : LOY
23. Segal : ERICH
25. Make a depth sounding : PLUMB
26. Monster of myth : LAMIA
27. Do a scullery job : SCOUR
29. Abounding in forest growth : ROOTY
30. Sand hills : DUNES
31. Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
32. Mrs., in Berlin : FRAU
34. Moods : TONES
40. Shutterbug : SNAPPER
41. Chinese : SINAEAN
42. Sloped surfaces : SPLAYS
43. Piece of needlework : SAMPLER
45. Sea bird : GULL
47. Reading course, for short : LIT
49. Cattail genus : TYPHA
51. N.Y.C. horse-playing initials : OTB
52. Partner of Thummim : URIM
53. Bathroom décor : TILE
54. Hogwash : SLOP
56. Texas's star : LONE
57. See 64 Across : ACTE
58. English royal house : YORK
60. Vote : AYE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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