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New York Times, Monday, June 25, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,717
Across
1. Tub : SCOW
5. Morphine or opium: Prefix : NARC
9. Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
13. Webster : NOAH
14. “It’s ___ never” : NOWOR
15. “ . . . a sin to tell ___” : ALIE
16. Leisure : EASE
17. ___ Gay : ENOLA
18. Dock : MOOR
19. How to apply liniment : EXTERNALLY
21. Lie in ambush : LURK
22. Dregs : LEES
23. Charge : FEE
25. Disgraces : SHAMES
28. Prickly plants : THISTLES
33. Inspected : CASED
34. Wasp’s claim to fame : WAIST
35. Candlenut tree : AMA
36. Presently : ANON
37. Rarebit or terrier : WELSH
38. Stuffy one : PRIG
39. Reagan, to friends : RON
40. Big sandwiches : HEROS
41. Instrument for taps : BUGLE
42. Voting age : EIGHTEEN
44. Superficial show : VENEER
45. Question : ASK
46. Prevents : BARS
47. Want-ad offerings : JOBS
50. Constitutional concerns : EQUALITIES
56. Assist : ABET
57. Kind of shark : NURSE
58. Tan : ECRU
59. Canal or twilight : ZONE
60. Toe : DIGIT
61. Fashion : RAGE
62. English letters : ZEDS
63. Conjecture, for short : SPEC
64. Mailbox part : SLOT
Down
1. Snick’s partner : SNEE
2. Wheedle : COAX
3. Kiln : OAST
4. Cyclists : WHEELMEN
5. One of the Parcae et al. : NONAS
6. Army fugitive: Abbr. : AWOL
7. Use the dice : ROLL
8. Lobster’s relative : CRAYFISH
9. Village : HAMLET
10. Big-league brother : ALOU
11. Designer : DIOR
12. Stupid one : JERK
14. Hawaiian geese : NENES
20. Rex or Donna : REED
24. Created: Abbr. : EST
25. Word with crow : SCARE
26. Asian city : HANOI
27. For ___ (cheap) : ASONG
28. Claw : TALON
29. Snake warning : HISS
30. At ___ (unconfined) : LARGE
31. Zola : EMILE
32. Having better judgment : SAGER
34. Common verb : WERE
37. Ski and long : WEEKENDS
38. Word players : PUNSTERS
40. Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
41. Half a sailor’s disease : BERI
43. Speeds, to poets : HASTES
44. Servant : VALET
46. Kind of training : BASIC
47. “All that ___” : JAZZ
48. Woodwind : OBOE
49. Knee exercise : BEND
51. Witticism : QUIP
52. Impulse : URGE
53. Adjective suffix : ICAL
54. Hence : ERGO
55. Tallow base : SUET

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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