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New York Times, Saturday, July 14, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J P Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,736

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Across
1
Directory of a sort : WHOSWHO
8
Marine mollusk : SEASLUG
15
Taxi drivers : HACKIES
16
Booth Tarkington locale : INDIANA
17
Miss May et al. : ELAINES
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Carved ornament : GADROON
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Outer skin : RIND
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Fleming : IAN
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Admit : LETIN
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Greek letter : ETA
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___ consequence : OFNO
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Roman official : EDILE
26
Kennedy : TED
27
One who must beware : BUYER
28
Of age: Abbr. : AET
29
Missouri Indians : OSAGES
31
Saturdays and Sundays : WEEKENDS
35
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
36
Ran across : MET
37
Merge : COALESCE
42
Command : BEHEST
46
Hoodoo : HEX
47
Have the ___ one’s side : LAWON
49
German cry : ACH
50
Encircle : INORB
53
African antelope : ORYX
54
Lacking experience : RAW
55
Tooth : MOLAR
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Brownies’ parent org. : GSA
57
___ breve : ALLA
58
Hamming it up : EMOTING
60
Moroccan tourist port : TANGIER
63
Eye parts : RETINAE
64
Villain’s words to damsel : THERENT
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Made an amalgam : ALLOYED
66
“Animal Farm” and others : SATIRES
Down
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Query by 15 Across : WHERETO
2
Rock salts : HALITES
3
Anthem played at Jarry Park : OCANADA
4
Motorist’s mishap : SKID
5
Prevail : WIN
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___-haw : HEE
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Harden : OSSIFY
8
Italian gentleman : SIGNORE
9
Spanish queen : ENA
10
Confuse : ADDLE
11
Begot : SIRED
12
Native of Vientiane : LAOTIAN
13
In need of lubrication : UNOILED
14
Large fish-eating birds : GANNETS
21
Over : ANEW
24
Ejects : OUSTS
27
Animal, in France : BETE
30
Partner for a guy : GAL
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Encase : EMBOX
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Enthusiastic : KEEN
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Old verb ending : ETH
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Imaginary monster : CHIMERA
38
Old Greek beverage : OENOMEL
39
Mexican salamander : AXOLOTL
40
Like rush-hour streets : CLOGGED
41
Corn units : EARS
43
Previous : EARLIER
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Kind of triangle : SCALENE
45
Foils : THWARTS
48
Earp et al. : WYATTS
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Quotient : RATIO
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Sea adjective : BRINY
57
Latin fields : AGRI
59
Scot’s denial : NAE
61
Exclamation : AHA
62
Basketball target : NET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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