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New York Times, Saturday, May 12, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 49, Avg Word Len: 4.40, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,673
Across
1. Circus man : TAMER
6. Doctrines : ISMS
10. "I Remember ___" : MAMA
14. Kind of glasses : OPERA
15. Bowfin genus : AMIA
16. Iota : ATOM
17. French mothers : MERES
18. Old boat-builder : NOAH
19. Sicilian sight : ETNA
20. Metric measures: Abbr. : CCS
22. Thou: Fr. : TOI
23. Roman bronze : AES
24. Frustrated bone-seeker : MOTHERHUBBARD
29. Elf : HOB
30. Former Hollywood director : INCE
31. Sky Bear : URSA
32. Blackbirds : ANIS
34. Row : OAR
35. French article : UNE
36. Parent of a sort, with 38 Across : MOTHER
38. See 36 Across : NATURE
42. W. W. II group : OSS
43. Timetable abbr. : ARR
45. Tropical tree : EBOE
46. Adjoin : ABUT
48. ___ oui! : MAIS
50. Old cloth measure : ELL
51. Nacre : MOTHEROFPEARL
55. Wildebeest : GNU
56. Buddhist pillar : LAT
57. Do wrong : ERR
58. Slangy negative : AINT
60. Anglo-Saxon letters : EDHS
62. Latin relative : MATER
66. French novelist : LOTI
67. French sky : CIEL
68. Speechify : ORATE
69. Writer Seton : ANYA
70. Conservative : TORY
71. Moslem ruler : NAWAB
Down
1. Thumb or turkey : TOM
2. Mimic : APE
3. French sea : MER
4. Upstanding : ERECT
5. Ex-Yankee hurler : RASCHI
6. Fleming : IAN
7. Suffocate : SMOTHER
8. Tabby cry : MIAOU
9. Indian sir : SAHIB
10. Murray or West : MAE
11. Flower oils : ATTARS
12. Cash, in Castile : MONEDA
13. Candlenut trees : AMAS
21. Spanish misters : SENORS
24. Prefix for rail or plane : MONO
25. News item : OBIT
26. TV initials : RCA
27. Synthetic rubber : BUNA
28. Mountain crest : ARETE
29. Overact : HAM
33. Yell : SHOUT
35. Green : UNRIPE
37. Baltic native : ESTH
39. Above: Ger. : UBER
40. Wad : ROLL
41. Conger : EEL
43. "___ is a boy's best friend" : AMOTHER
44. Brit. fliers : RAF
46. Membranous sac : AMNION
47. Christian ship : BOUNTY
49. Mount talk : SERMON
52. Opt : ELECT
53. Benny's early medium : RADIO
54. Brazilian parrot : ARARA
55. Festive : GALA
59. Mother's sister in Málaga : TIA
61. Sneaky : SLY
63. Marble : TAW
64. Greek letter : ETA
65. Yiddish title : REB

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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