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New York Times, Friday, June 1, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,693
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1. Confiscation : SEIZURE
8. Defeats at chess : MATES
13. Get the exact aim : ZEROINON
14. Made smooth : EVENED
16. Certain tie score : ONETOONE
17. Turkish commander : SIRDAR
18. "___ is an island . . . " : NOMAN
19. Apprehension : DREAD
21. Common word : THE
22. Goddess of discord : ERIS
23. Painter of dancers : DEGAS
24. Pasture sounds : MOOS
25. Defense arm: Abbr. : SAC
26. Waiters' equipment : TRAYS
27. Haruspices : SEERS
28. Spouse, in Stuttgart : FRAU
29. Large area : EXPANSE
31. Horror-movie sound : SCREAM
34. "___ unto Caesar . . . " : RENDER
35. Inconsequential : TRIVIAL
37. Off-color : RACY
38. Grip, as the attention : RIVET
39. Follows : OBEYS
41. French negative : PAS
44. Brain channel : ITER
45. Short tails : SCUTS
46. Make fun of : MOCK
47. Word with capita : PER
48. Gather into folds : SHIRR
49. Famed artist's home : VINCI
50. Typos : ERRATA
52. J. D. : SALINGER
54. Crown : DIADEM
55. Severe trial : ACIDTEST
56. In agreement : ATONE
57. Morning-after signs : REDEYES
1. Seville woman : SENORA
2. Like a desert : EREMIC
3. Whits : IOTAS
4. Biblical Temple site : ZION
5. Italian one : UNO
6. Short poem : RONDEAU
7. Vim : ENERGY
8. Tablelands : MESAS
9. Enthusiastic : AVID
10. Land: Abbr. : TER
11. Strung out, in a way : ENDTOEND
12. Aquarium oddity : SEAHORSE
13. Temperate and Torrid : ZONES
15. Bureau : DRESSER
20. Effortlessness : EASE
23. Play : DRAMA
24. U. S. labor leader : MEANY
26. Personality facet : TRAIT
27. Glasses, for short : SPECS
28. Scarlet or hay : FEVER
30. Certain pictures : XRAYS
31. Kind of bass : STRIPED
32. Models : CRITERIA
33. Huck Finn, at times : RIVERRAT
36. Points : LOCI
37. Go over : RETRACE
40. College official : BURSAR
41. Fabric : PONGEE
42. Kind of feeder road : ACCESS
43. Circumvent : SKIRT
45. Disgrace : SHAME
46. Cool-tasting : MINTY
48. Kind of gun : STEN
49. Direction to a reader : VIDE
51. Tumult : ADO
53. Cover : LID

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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