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New York Times, Thursday, May 31, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 53, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,692
Across Down
1. "___ no use" : ITS
4. Wave sound : LAP
7. Season in Paris : ETE
10. Easter fare : HAM
13. Pose : SIT
14. Air-conditioner parts : BLOWERS
16. ___ carte : ALA
17. Pathet ___ : LAO
18. Spanish ladies : SENORAS
19. Promise to pay : IOU
20. Curves : ARCS
22. Football lineman: Abbr. : CTR
23. Shifted : VEERED
25. Clean up : MAKEAKILLING
28. Craggy hills : TORS
29. Across: Prefix : DIA
30. Recent college man : GRAD
34. ___ blue : TRUE
35. ___ the bill : FOOTS
37. Self : EGO
38. Adam Smith book, with "The" : WEALTHOFNATIONS
41. City official: Abbr. : ALD
42. Wyatt and others : EARPS
43. King of Israel : OMRI
44. Profound : DEEP
46. Caucasian goat : TUR
47. Rugged rock : CRAG
48. Adam Smith book : THEMONEYGAME
53. Kind of price : RETAIL
56. Evergreen : FIR
57. "Step ___!" : ONIT
58. "___ Town" : OUR
59. Recounted : RECITED
62. Lupino : IDA
63. Spanish gold : ORO
64. Stag-party need : ASHTRAY
65. Bang out : ZAP
66. ___ Jones averages : DOW
67. Writings: Abbr. : MSS
68. Cheer : OLE
69. Compass point : ESE
1. Moslem religion : ISLAM
2. Headwear : TIARA
3. Wall St. transaction : STOCKTRADE
4. Weights: Abbr. : LBS
5. Smart ones : ALECKS
6. Carlo of films : PONTI
7. Poetic word : EER
8. Verdi's "La ___" : TRAVIATA
9. City in Germany : ESSEN
10. Broadway show : HAIR
11. Drug plant : ALOE
12. Miss Muller : MAUD
15. "A ___" (Auchincloss book) : WORLDOFPROFIT
21. Asian capital : SEOUL
24. Nest ___ : EGG
26. Mountain ridge : ARETE
27. ___ share : LIONS
31. Advice to an ailing business : REORGANIZE
32. Fire god : AGNI
33. ___ Passos : DOS
34. Distant: Prefix : TELE
35. Public place : FORUM
36. Tale : STORY
38. Bundle of money : WAD
39. Without rancor : HATELESS
40. Adult insect : IMAGO
45. School group: Abbr. : PTA
47. Breakfast food : CEREAL
49. Hawaii's Fong : HIRAM
50. Explosive, for short : NITRO
51. Gold collector of note : MIDAS
52. Storehouse : ETAPE
53. Large crucifix : ROOD
54. ___-dollars : EURO
55. Suppose, old style : TROW
60. Parts of a book: Abbr. : CHS
61. Color : DYE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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