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New York Times, Thursday, June 21, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,713
Across Down
1. Family members : MAS
4. Gather : AMASS
9. Talk back : SASS
13. Pitching abbr. : ERA
14. Saguaros, etc. : CACTI
15. Cry of contempt : PSHAW
17. Relative of brut : SEC
18. Worn out : TIRED
19. Audience-only remark : ASIDE
20. ___ and hounds : HARE
22. Certain baseball hits : LINEDRIVES
24. Bugged : IRKED
26. Realty offerings : LOTS
27. Concern : AFFAIR
29. Dawdling : DILATORY
33. Mill material : GRIST
34. Standard : CANON
35. Formerly named : NEE
36. Pleasant : NICE
37. Skull-reading: Abbr. : PHREN
38. Babar Island town : TEPA
39. Compass reading : ESE
40. Work pants : JEANS
41. Hitter's jackpot : HOMER
42. Certain movies : WESTERNS
44. Kiel and Welland : CANALS
45. Neighbor of Wash. : OREG
46. Send the runner home : BATIN
47. Bunts the runner home : SQUEEZESIN
51. Tribe : CLAN
54. Affliction : CURSE
55. Once ___ time : UPONA
57. Holiday time : EVE
58. Like some fans : RABID
59. Crowns : PATES
60. Handful : FEW
61. Retreats : DENS
62. Mays and Aaron, e.g. : STARS
63. Board members: Abbr. : TRS
1. Interlock : MESH
2. Vicinity : AREA
3. Batting maneuvers : SACRIFICES
4. Stamp or Mann : ACT
5. Writer Norman : MAILER
6. Caustic : ACRID
7. Typist: Abbr. : STEN
8. Diamond markings : SIDELINES
9. Mich. State player : SPARTAN
10. Box-score listing : ASSIST
11. Switchblade : SHIV
12. Marquis de ___ : SADE
16. Baseball's Parker : WES
21. Remove : ERASE
23. Son of Eumedes : DOLON
25. Do-it-yourself unit : KIT
27. Winner over Shriver : AGNEW
28. Rug yarn : FRISE
29. Mends : DARNS
30. Words for an unscored runner : ONEMANLEFT
31. Ward off : REPEL
32. Age : YEARS
34. Certain pitches : CHANGEUPS
37. Baseball's Tony : PEREZ
38. Gin's friend : TONIC
40. Arabian javelins : JEREEDS
41. Opera or hard : HAT
43. Pigeon-walk position : TOESIN
44. Food processor : CANNER
46. Regional life : BIOTA
47. Film text: Abbr. : SCR
48. Campus area : QUAD
49. City: Sp. : URBE
50. Quarrel : SPAT
52. Declare : AVER
53. Information : NEWS
56. Beast : ASS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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