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New York Times, Thursday, May 17, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { H Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,678
Across Down
1. Pokey : JAIL
5. ___ States : PAPAL
10. Peruvian : INCA
14. Athletic juggernaut : ALLAMERICANTEAM
17. European area : BALKANPENINSULA
18. Lanchester : ELSA
19. Delightful spot : EDEN
20. Actress Debra : PAGET
23. Ring setting : OPAL
27. Macaw : ARARA
28. Essential : VITAL
33. Cheering word : OLE
34. ___ prius (writ) : NISI
35. Sulky : MOROSE
36. Cover : LID
37. Quarter décor : AMERICANEAGLE
40. Harem room : ODA
41. Declaims : ORATES
42. Relative : AUNT
44. Blackbird : ANI
45. Where Mt. Snowdon is : WALES
46. Mary of films : ASTOR
47. Marshy tracts : FENS
49. Brain passages : ITERS
50. Melville novel : OMOO
54. Flying prefix : AERO
56. Excessive pressures : OVERINSISTENCES
63. King Philip et al. : AMERICANINDIANS
64. Tim : TINY
65. Sphere of conflict : ARENA
66. Church feature : APSE
1. Boxing blow : JAB
2. Winglike part : ALA
3. Kind of advised : ILL
4. U. S.–Canada divider : LAKEERIE
5. Indites : PENS
6. Harp, in Italy : ARPA
7. Bakery item : PIE
8. Ailment of youth : ACNE
9. Put down : LAID
10. "___ trouble at all" : ITSNO
11. Recent, in Bonn : NEU
12. Neighbor of Ore. : CAL
13. Candlenut tree : AMA
15. Medit. island : MALTA
16. Compass point : NNE
20. Pastoral god : PAN
21. Cretan labyrinth girl : ARIADNE
22. Fuel conduit : GASMAIN
24. Corrupt : POLLUTE
25. Property transferrer : ALIENOR
26. Induced : LED
28. Outspoken : VOCAL
29. Seething : IRATE
30. Shades : TONES
31. "___ Death" : ASES
32. Meadow : LEA
35. Star in Cetus : MIRA
38. Fracas : ROW
39. City in N. C. : GASTONIA
40. Blockhead : OAF
43. Board officials: Abbr. : TRS
46. Ventilated : AIRED
48. Pitiful : SORRY
51. Roman 1,002 : MII
52. Weight unit of Portugal : ONCA
53. Glacial ridges : OSAR
54. "It's ___ to tell . . . " : ASIN
55. Sicily's peak : ETNA
56. Cereal grain : OAT
57. Lexington campus : VMI
58. Poetic word : EEN
59. Chemical suffix : INE
60. Headwear item : CAP
61. Printing measures : ENS
62. Direction: Abbr. : SSE

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

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