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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

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Students & seniors
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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