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New York Times, Thursday, June 28, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { C J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,720
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1. Bluish color : AQUA
5. Arabian gulf : AQABA
10. Location : SITE
14. Basks : SUNS
15. Measuring instrument : RULER
16. Babylonian goddess : ERUA
17. Friends in general : KITH
18. Name for Clemenceau : TIGRE
19. Texas Rangers' old name : NATS
20. Fool : SPOOF
22. Like the "Inferno" : DANTESQUE
24. Small fragment : WISP
26. Time period : ERA
27. Military unit: Abbr. : SQD
30. "___ moi, le déluge" : APRES
33. Postal purchase : STAMP
37. One interrogated : QUESTIONEE
40. Bavarian river : ISAR
41. African river : UELE
42. Partner of free : EQUAL
43. Olav's city : OSLO
44. Philippine dwarf : AETA
45. Overcame : SURMOUNTED
47. Junk : TRASH
49. Eskers: Var. : OESAR
50. Draft org. : SSS
51. Who, in Paris : QUI
53. Pronoun : THAT
55. Set apart : SEQUESTER
60. Weaving machines : LOOMS
64. His: Fr. : ALUI
65. Took to court : HALED
67. Resign : QUIT
68. Perjurer : LIAR
69. Come up : ARISE
70. Maryland campus : USNA
71. Pastry item : TART
72. Like some tree trunks : MOSSY
73. Peruvian port : ETEN
1. Inquires : ASKS
2. Display of wit : QUIP
3. Biblical preposition : UNTO
4. ___ of hands : ASHOW
5. Skill : ART
6. Relative of tit for tat : QUIDPROQUO
7. Seaweed : ALGA
8. European capital : BERN
9. Mountain ridge : ARETE
10. Big splash : SENSATION
11. Mideast nation : IRAQ
12. Ballet wear : TUTU
13. Soothe : EASE
21. Order : FIAT
23. Speech hesitations : ERS
25. Mata Hari, etc. : SPIES
27. Short and thickset : SQUAT
28. Strange : QUEER
29. River-mouth area : DELTA
31. Accustom : ENURE
32. Dressmaker : SEAMSTRESS
34. Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
35. Men : MALES
36. Pokes : PRODS
38. Ocean creature : SEASQUIRT
39. God, in Book of Job : ELOAH
46. Eurasian range : URAL
48. Vietnamese port : HUE
52. Bandsman Jones : ISHAM
54. Brimless hat : TOQUE
55. Season : SALT
56. Roast-pig reporter : ELIA
57. Kind of publication: Abbr. : QUAR
58. Tropical staple : TARO
59. Ivy leaguers : ELIS
61. Remove : OUST
62. Abundant source : MINE
63. Laurel : STAN
66. Algerian title : DEY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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