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New York Times, Friday, June 22, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,714
Across
1. Jack Benny's exclamation : WELL
5. Drowning man's last resort : STRAW
10. Frolic : ROMP
14. Lily plant : ALOE
15. Oar pin : THOLE
16. Silkworm : ERIA
17. Miss Tushingham : RITA
18. Moroccan port : RABAT
19. Without : SANS
20. Words of completed action : PASTPARTICIPLES
23. Calls to a horse : HUPS
24. Old name for Tokyo : EDO
25. Peeping Toms : SPIERS
28. Cook's utensil : COLANDER
33. Man of the cloth : PADRE
34. Seed covering : ARIL
35. "___ of these days" : SOME
36. Irregular : EROSE
37. Brando movie, with "The" : MEN
38. Unbending : RIGID
39. Part of the overhead : RENT
40. Overcharge : SOAK
41. Have ___ (snack) : ABITE
42. Yes-men's cult : METOOISM
44. Save : UNLESS
45. El ___ : CID
46. "Picnic" author : INGE
47. Devil-may-care attitude : RECKLESSABANDON
55. Sewing box : ETUI
56. Indifferent : BLASE
57. Gaelic : ERSE
58. Mild oath : DARN
59. Sup at home : EATIN
60. Lip : SASS
61. Cassini : OLEG
62. Dickens boy : TWIST
63. Ruth's sultanate : SWAT
Down
1. Distort : WARP
2. Kazan : ELIA
3. Scads : LOTS
4. Natty Bumppo : LEATHERSTOCKING
5. Watch-holders : STRAPS
6. "___ gold in them . . . " : THARS
7. ___ E. Lee : ROBT
8. Turkish regiment : ALAI
9. Type of battery : WETCELL
10. Dependable quality : RESPONSIBLENESS
11. Test : ORAL
12. Possessive : MINE
13. Bridge call : PASS
21. Thick soup : PUREE
22. Mrs. Cantor : IDA
25. Kind of whale : SPERM
26. Follower of Gay : PAREE
27. "___ Care" (Tanguay song) : IDONT
28. Beauty aid : CREAM
29. Barnyard sound : OINK
30. Calf : DOGIE
31. Discharges : EMITS
32. Counsels, old style : REDES
34. Minor prophet : AMOS
38. ___ bell : RANGA
40. Gambler's choice : SIDEBET
43. Driller's quest : OIL
44. Relaxed : UNBENT
46. Medical suffix : IASIS
47. Change the décor : REDO
48. Handy Latin abbr. : ETAL
49. M.D.'s concern : CURE
50. Side dish : SLAW
51. Queen of Egyptian gods : SATI
52. Old Western challenge : DRAW
53. Greek peak : OSSA
54. Avian home : NEST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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