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New York Times, Monday, May 14, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,675
Across Down
1. Name for a firehouse pet : SPOT
5. Oodles : SCADS
10. Spheres : ORBS
14. Do a morning ritual : LAVE
15. Fungus : ERGOT
16. Crossing sound : TOOT
17. Exam : ORAL
18. Long illness : SIEGE
19. ___ Royale : ISLE
20. Writer William Carlos : WILLIAMS
22. Pulitzer poet and family : FROSTS
24. Heavy reading : TOME
25. Items in the firmament : UFOS
26. Mysterious : ARCANE
29. Framework : SKELETON
33. Bargains : DEALS
34. Concorde, e.g. : PLANE
35. Wish undone : RUE
36. Farce : MIME
37. Locale of a mill : FLOSS
38. On one's last ___ : LEGS
39. Frappé base : ICE
40. Furnace part : GRATE
41. Rifle component : SIGHT
42. Henry and others : THOREAUS
44. Peeks at solitaire : CHEATS
45. Penmanship : HAND
46. School study: Abbr. : GEOG
47. Board : EMBARK
50. Mesas : PLATEAUS
54. Store of a special type : COOP
55. Pasternak lass and namesakes : LARAS
57. Confine : MURE
58. London's Marble ___ : ARCH
59. Moslem decree : IRADE
60. Field : AREA
61. Slayton : DEKE
62. Appellations : NAMES
63. Votes : NAYS
1. Kind of burn : SLOW
2. ___ passu : PARI
3. Running track : OVAL
4. Kind of heart : TELLTALE
5. "Open ___" : SESAME
6. Urban problem : CRIME
7. Stone and teen : AGES
8. Household greeter : DOG
9. Crusading journalist : STEFFENS
10. Indolent : OTIOSE
11. Flag person : ROSS
12. Quit the party : BOLT
13. Canonized people: Abbr. : STES
21. Electrified particles : IONS
23. Function : ROLE
25. Official decree : UKASE
26. Own up : ADMIT
27. Hitler's realm : REICH
28. Engraved gem : CAMEO
29. Openings : SLOTS
30. Trillion: Prefix : TREGA
31. "You ___ to be in . . . " : OUGHT
32. Cozy places : NESTS
34. Praise, old style : PLAUD
37. Almanack author : FRANKLIN
38. Early English vassal : LIEGEMAN
40. High or low : GEAR
41. Pellet : SHOT
43. Anatomical seam: Var. : RHAPHE
44. Leaves off : CEASES
46. Clearing : GLADE
47. Modified organism : ECAD
48. Further : MORE
49. Spring beer : BOCK
50. Baby buggy : PRAM
51. Atmosphere : AURA
52. U. S. chemist : UREY
53. The high ___ : SEAS
56. South Bend name : ARA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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