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New York Times, Tuesday, June 5, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,697
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1. Governing body : SENATE
7. Sagittarius : ARCHER
13. ___ balls (walks) : BASESON
14. Originated : DERIVED
16. Contest joiner : ENTRANT
17. Run-of-the-mill : AVERAGE
18. Laugh : HAHA
19. Abound : TEEM
21. Croix de Guerre, e.g. : MEDAL
22. Gobbled : ATE
23. Composite picture : MONTAGE
25. High note : ELA
26. Italian actress Monica : VITTI
28. Tom Mix's horse : TONY
29. Playing card : TREY
30. French spa : EVIAN
31. Dinner course : ENTREE
33. Class above confidential : SECRET
35. Victoria's father-in-law : ERNEST
39. Coached : PRIMED
43. Name for a dog : ROVER
44. "By George, ___ got it!" : SHES
47. Memory, for one : LANE
48. Papal vestment : ORALE
49. Thrice: Prefix : TER
50. Four-___ (captain) : STRIPER
52. Dutch river : LEK
53. Kind of mink : RANCH
55. Matinee ___ : IDOL
56. Evade : DUCK
57. Siena resident : ITALIAN
59. Arranged in progression : SERIATE
61. Church sacrament : PENANCE
62. Warded off : AVERTED
63. Hair dyes : RINSES
64. Gave news on the q. t. : LEAKED
1. Affording a cure : SANATIVE
2. Appreciative of beauty : ESTHETIC
3. Tiber tributary : NERA
4. Weak ___ cat : ASA
5. TV Indian : TONTO
6. ___ cordiale : ENTENTE
7. Inflexible : ADAMANT
8. Warm up the engine : REV
9. ___ de cacao : CREME
10. Take on : HIRE
11. Shirking one : EVADER
12. Wine and dine : REGALE
13. Causes no trouble : BEHAVES
15. Moratorium : DELAY
20. Kind of jacket : ETON
23. Pay-dirt seeker : MINER
24. Spiral motion : GYRE
27. Canvas covers, for short : TARPS
29. Purport : TENOR
32. Boo-boo : ERROR
34. Slant : TILT
36. Estimate : EVALUATE
37. Picked out : SELECTED
38. Traveled arduously : TREKKED
40. Parris Island men : MARINES
41. Arthurian lady : ENID
42. Deprivation of rank : DEPOSAL
44. Sunset or Gaza : STRIP
45. Auto installation : HEATER
46. Verdi opera : ERNANI
50. Leg parts : SHINS
51. French pupil : ELEVE
54. Tartan name source : CLAN
56. Dagger : DIRK
58. Close margin : ACE
60. Turmeric : REA

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

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