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New York Times, Thursday, May 24, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,685
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1. W. W. II weapon : ABOMB
6. Satellite : MOON
10. Truly said : AMEN
14. Conspiracy : CABAL
15. Italian river : ARNO
16. Wash : LAVE
17. Classic novel of 1926 : THESUNALSORISES
20. Messy place : STY
21. Reputation : NAME
22. Barroom's ten : NIGHTS
23. Amos of baseball : OTIS
24. Snow-goose genus : CHEN
25. Broadening activity : TRAVEL
28. Whistling swan : OLOR
29. Motorists' org. : AAA
32. Hercules's captive and others : IOLES
33. ___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
34. These: Fr. : CES
35. Day : TWENTYFOURHOURS
39. Possessive : HER
40. Barren, in Scotland : EILD
41. Old port of Rome : OSTIA
42. Noun ending : ENT
43. Space target : MARS
44. Fame : ESTEEM
45. Virginia ___ : DARE
46. At any ___ : RATE
47. Evaluate : ASSESS
50. English river : OUSE
51. Chemical prefix : ACI
54. Anthem time : DAWNSEARLYLIGHT
57. Christian and others : ERAS
58. Ball team : NINE
59. U. S. Indians : ERIES
60. Cloy : SATE
61. ___ Scott : DRED
62. ___ car : RENTA
1. Performs : ACTS
2. Thai money : BAHT
3. Love, honor and ___ : OBEY
4. Holiday suffix : MAS
5. Least sharp : BLUNTEST
6. Titles of address : MAAMS
7. Heraldic band : ORLE
8. Light-switch positions : ONS
9. Lunch time : NOONHOUR
10. Straighten : ALIGN
11. Crush : MASH
12. Newt: Var. : EVET
13. Promontory : NESS
18. Hammer and ___ : NAIL
19. Whale oil cask : RIER
23. Kiln : OVEN
24. Sun cover : CLOUD
25. Church payment : TITHE
26. Stubble field : ROWEN
27. Watchful : ALERT
28. Old Greek coins : OBOLS
29. Crucial : ACUTE
30. Eagle's home : AERIE
31. Indian state : ASSAM
33. Burning : AFIRE
36. Dec. 31 : YEARSEND
37. Old innkeeper : HOSTELER
38. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
43. Kind of media : MASS
44. ___ does it : EASY
45. Thick : DENSE
46. Like some writing paper : RULED
47. Drinks : ADES
48. Teasdale : SARA
49. Sultan of ___ : SWAT
50. River of France : ORNE
51. Opposed, out West : AGIN
52. Huntley : CHET
53. "___ shame!" : ITSA
55. Tire filler : AIR
56. Indignation : IRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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