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New York Times, Monday, June 18, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 9, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,710
Across Down
1. With 22 Across, critical spot during 40 Down : FORT
5. Of a central point : FOCAL
10. ___ la vie : CEST
14. Washington Sq. sight : ARCH
15. Catalogue: Sp. : LISTA
16. "What ___ God wrought!" : HATH
17. Preposition : INTO
18. Illinois city : ALTON
19. See 58 Down : ERIE
20. Ends : RESULTS
22. See 1 Across : MCHENRY
24. Obtain : GET
25. Views : SEES
26. See 40 Down : EIGHTEEN
31. See 40 Down : TWELVE
35. Summer drink : ADE
36. "___ we trust" : INGOD
38. Blue and White : NILES
39. Part of R. and R. : REST
41. Kind of boom : SONIC
43. So much: Fr. : TANT
44. "___ of righteousness" : PATHS
46. Climb : SCALE
48. Never: Ger. : NIE
49. Dozes : SLEEPS
51. Roosevelt et al. : ELEANORS
53. Scottish inventor : WATT
55. Exist : ARE
56. Story teller : RELATOR
59. See 65 Down : ORLEANS
63. Flower extract: Var. : ATAR
64. Open region : RANGE
66. Minced oath : DRAT
67. Large shark : MAKO
68. Tinker to ___ to . . . : EVERS
69. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
70. Hebrew letter : ALEF
71. Boer politician : DEWET
72. Fate : DOOM
1. Passing mark : FAIR
2. Caen's river : ORNE
3. New army men: Abbr. : RCTS
4. Even if : THOUGH
5. Deflates : FLATTENS
6. Items on a palette : OILS
7. Fort Worth time : CST
8. Particles : ATOMS
9. Surgical instrument : LANCET
10. "___, the cops!" : CHEESEIT
11. Merit : EARN
12. Bustle : STIR
13. ___ say : THEY
21. Islands off Timor : LETI
23. Cut : HEWN
26. Wyatt and family : EARPS
27. Model : IDEAL
28. Beau ___ : GESTE
29. Selves : EGOS
30. Present occasion : NONCE
32. Plain of Southwest : LLANO
33. Come: Fr. : VENIR
34. Rocky Mountain park : ESTES
37. Phone : DIAL
40. With 26 and 31 Across, historic conflict : THEWAROF
42. Most distinct : CLEAREST
45. Quarrel : SPAT
47. Nobelman : EARL
50. Laid away : STORED
52. Lacked : NEEDED
54. Crossbeam : TRAVE
56. Thai king : RAMA
57. Relative of etc. : ETAL
58. With 19 Across, naval victory during 40 Down : LAKE
59. Monster : OGRE
60. Florence's river : ARNO
61. Western alliance : NATO
62. Ski turn : STEM
65. With 59 Across, victory during 40 Down : NEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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