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New York Times, Friday, May 4, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F X }, Scrabble score: 332 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,665
Across
1. Tales : SAGAS
6. Buddy : CHUM
10. Pet for Mao : CHOW
14. Raise : ERECT
15. Pursue : HUNT
16. Short time: Sp. : RATO
17. Likely : INTHECARDS
19. Concerning : ASTO
20. Sea signal : SOS
21. Bourke-White specialty : PHOTO
22. Behaved : ACTED
23. Predecessor of John XXIII : PIUS
24. Often-wild cards : JOKERS
25. Delirious : RAVING
28. River to English Channel : SEINE
30. French thoughts : IDEES
31. Kicked for the extra point : CONVERTED
35. 1958 Oscar winner : GIGI
36. Where, in Spain : DONDE
37. Makeshift, as a naval rig : JURY
38. Sports-page listings : STANDINGS
40. Count of music : BASIE
41. Corners : TREES
42. Had a shortage : LACKED
43. Fixes potatoes : MASHES
46. Dagger : DIRK
47. 1972 winner : AGNEW
48. Very good! : BRAVO
50. ___ jacket : PEA
53. On one's ___ : TOES
54. Patchwork : CRAZYQUILT
56. Journey : TREK
57. Derby, for one : RACE
58. "I give up!" : UNCLE
59. Lenient : EASY
60. India et al. : INKS
61. Consumed : EATEN
Down
1. Six, in Madrid : SEIS
2. Italian river : ARNO
3. Grasps : GETS
4. Alas, in Bonn : ACH
5. Certain garments : STEPINS
6. Utter disorder : CHAOS
7. Damage : HURT
8. Cancel : UNDO
9. Alps, etc.: Abbr. : MTS
10. Excellent : CRACKERJACK
11. Hurry : HASTE
12. Mink's relative : OTTER
13. Bretton ___ : WOODS
18. Locomotive sound : CHUG
22. First-class : AONE
23. Utopia : PIEINTHESKY
24. Swing music : JIVE
25. Manipulates : RIGS
26. Entrance : ADIT
27. Star in Lyra : VEGA
28. Ditties : SONGS
29. Pass-catchers : ENDS
31. Volcano shape : CONE
32. Ivory source : TUSK
33. Penna. port : ERIE
34. Stained : DYED
36. Molds : DIES
39. Actor John : DREW
40. Art style : BAROQUE
42. Roman historian : LIVY
43. Dull finish : MATTE
44. Greek shopping center : AGORA
45. Companions of snicks : SNEES
46. Stuns : DAZES
48. Cattle feed : BRAN
49. ___ one's brains : RACK
50. British native : PICT
51. French pronoun : ELLE
52. Sun disk : ATEN
54. Dernier ___ : CRI
55. Merkel : UNA

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