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New York Times, Wednesday, June 27, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,719
Across
1. Leg bone : TIBIA
6. Use a top : SPIN
10. Official records : ACTA
14. Improve : AMEND
15. Mexican edible : TACO
16. Kind of machine : SLOT
17. Nothing, to Nero : NIHIL
18. Miss the target : OVERSHOOT
20. Maternal relative : ENATE
21. Gray mare, e.g. : OLD
22. Finicky : PICKY
23. Xanthippe : VIRAGO
25. Aaron : HANK
26. Inter ___ : ALIA
28. High-class vaudeville : REVUE
30. She sheep : EWES
33. Relax! : COOLIT
35. Ancient chest : ARCA
37. Hall of Fame name : OTT
38. Spring mo. : APR
39. Worthy mien : DIGNITY
41. After pi : RHO
42. ___ room : REC
43. Scored on service : ACED
44. ___ Wat (Cambodian temple) : ANGKOR
46. God with a bow : EROS
48. Hungarian composer : LEHAR
50. Kind of future : ROSY
51. French port : NICE
53. "___ saw a purple cow" : INEVER
55. Change : ALTER
57. Devotee : IST
58. "Pick ___" : ACARD
61. Knight's forte : DERRINGDO
63. Hard-hit ball : LINER
64. Skunk's forte : ODOR
65. Cap skin : COON
66. French writer : SAGAN
67. Celebration : GALA
68. Wild party : ORGY
69. January, in Madrid : ENERO
Down
1. Polynesian god : TANE
2. "___ Heaven" : IMIN
3. B. F. Skinner's field : BEHAVIORCONTROL
4. First : INITIAL
5. Rival of Freud : ADLER
6. Butt of jokes : STOOGE
7. Pioneers of 3 Down : PAVLOVANDHISDOG
8. Like a puck, sometimes : ICED
9. . . . hide ___ hair : NOR
10. Take ___ to (like) : ASHINE
11. Movie about 3 Down : CLOCKWORKORANGE
12. Had effect : TOOK
13. Law man: Abbr. : ATTY
19. Resort : SPA
24. A, for one : ARTICLE
25. Land measure : HECTARE
26. Not ___ in the world : ACARE
27. Horse, at times : LOPER
29. Swiss canton : URI
31. Community belief : ETHOS
32. "Love ___" : STORY
34. Lupino : IDA
36. Rand : AYN
40. Word to a horse: : GEE
45. Like Keats's urn : GRECIAN
47. Western range : SIERRA
49. Caesar's eulogizer : ANTONY
52. Dernier ___ : CRI
54. French dance : VALSE
55. Die like ___ : ADOG
56. Swan's girl friend : LEDA
57. Prince of opera : IGOR
59. "___ Window" : REAR
60. Fleming character : DRNO
62. Sarge : NCO

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

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