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New York Times, Saturday, May 26, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,687

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Baden Baden : SPA
4
Civil War name : GRANT
9
Hindu tunic : JAMA
13
Moon goddess : LUNA
15
Gossip : RUMOR
16
Enthusiasm : ELAN
17
Street urchin : ARAB
18
Santa ___ : ANITA
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Warning cry : FORE
20
Double-crossed : BETRAYED
22
Flaw : DEFECT
24
Birds' class : AVES
25
Symbol of stubbornness : MULE
26
More hasty : RASHER
29
Vertebral relaxer : BACKREST
33
Where to say "I do" : ALTAR
34
Weathercock : VANE
35
Biblical town : SELA
36
Article : ITEM
37
Minded : CARED
38
City of Russia : OREL
39
Pass the cards : DEAL
40
Search : HUNT
41
Marsh bird : SNIPE
42
Pressing items : SADIRONS
44
West Pointers : CADETS
45
Lizard : NEWT
46
Chibchan Indian : RAMA
47
Used épées : FENCED
50
Desert trains : CARAVANS
54
Table item : OLEO
55
Escape : ELOPE
57
Favorite : IDOL
58
Coin of Iran : RIAL
59
"Please ___" : REMIT
60
Asian garb : SARI
61
Mild expletive : DARN
62
Does gardening : SEEDS
63
Door sound : RAP
Down
1
Chunk : SLAB
2
Like driven snow : PURE
3
Medical study: Abbr. : ANAT
4
More hoary : GRAYER
5
Teutonic characters : RUNES
6
Surrounded by : AMID
7
"___ on your life!" : NOT
8
Calumniated : TRADUCED
9
His capital was Richmond : JEFFERSONDAVIS
10
Century plant : ALOE
11
Grape remains : MARC
12
Dill seed : ANET
14
His first capital was Springfield : ABRAHAMLINCOLN
21
State : AVER
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Lodge man : ELK
25
French impressionist : MANET
26
Incursions : RAIDS
27
Tropical mallow : ALTEA
28
Place : STEAD
29
Farm structures : BARNS
30
Spine-chilling : EERIE
31
"Washington ___ here" : SLEPT
32
Hoffman's specialties : TALES
34
Boast : VAUNT
37
Mrs. Murphy's creations : CHOWDERS
41
Muttonfish : SAMA
43
Female ruff : REE
44
Editorial marks : CARETS
46
Kind of transit : RAPID
47
Ernie or Henry : FORD
48
Lamb : ELIA
49
At hand : NEAR
50
___ a cropper : COME
51
Hebrew month : ADAR
52
Ibsen heroine : NORA
53
Undergarment : SLIP
56
Civil War name : LEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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