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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
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
19. 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
23. 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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