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New York Times, Wednesday, July 11, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,733
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1. Wound for Caesar : STAB
5. Croat : SERB
9. Humble home : CABIN
14. Pueblo Indian : HOPI
15. Jack and Jill's load : PAIL
16. Earlier : AFORE
17. Actor Bates : ALAN
18. Killer whale : ORCA
19. Clothing rack : VALET
20. Speak with care : WEIGHONESWORDS
23. Blue or winning : STREAK
24. Nurture : REAR
25. Fifty states : USA
27. Leave high and dry : STRAND
32. Anwar of Egypt : SADAT
36. Converse : CHAT
39. Melville novel : OMOO
40. Considers important : WRITESHOMEABOUT
43. Arab headcord : AGAL
44. Uriah : HEEP
45. European capital : BERNE
46. Keep in order : POLICE
48. Petition : SUE
50. Iranian coin : RIAL
53. Gets the garden started : PLANTS
58. Quote an authority : SPEAKBYTHEBOOK
62. Tree product : ACORN
63. "God's Little ___" : ACRE
64. French-class word : ETRE
65. Urchin : GAMIN
66. Become conscious of : FEEL
67. Steadfast : TRUE
68. Hard wood : EBONY
69. Set up a golf ball : TEED
70. Delivered : SENT
1. George B. and Artie : SHAWS
2. Realty sign : TOLET
3. ___ of gloves : APAIR
4. Spree : BINGE
5. Poltergeists : SPOOKS
6. Deserve : EARN
7. Vegetable gadget : RICER
8. Unimpressed : BLASE
9. Prance about : CAVORT
10. ___ cry : AFAR
11. Intrepid : BOLD
12. Wraths : IRES
13. Lacelike fabric : NET
21. ___ couture : HAUTE
22. Dissipate : WASTE
26. Yearn : ACHE
28. Peignoir : ROBE
29. Cupid : AMOR
30. Word form : NOUN
31. Have a crush on : DOTE
32. Barter : SWAP
33. Golden Fleece ship : ARGO
34. Telephone part : DIAL
35. King of the Huns, in saga : ATLI
37. Cultivate : HOE
38. Elec. units : AMPS
41. Valentino role : SHEIK
42. Poplar : ABELE
47. Nook's partner : CRANNY
49. Supported : UPHELD
51. To the rear : ABAFT
52. French school : LYCEE
54. Promotes : ABETS
55. ___ Dame : NOTRE
56. "I do not choose ___" : TORUN
57. Trapshooting : SKEET
58. Memento of a scrape : SCAB
59. Calif. Indian : POMO
60. Old Sod : ERIN
61. Teak, e.g. : TREE
62. Prepare tobacco : AGE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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