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New York Times, Tuesday, July 17, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,739
Across Down
1. Bit of hay : WISP
5. Young seals : PUPS
9. Presidential monogram : DDE
12. ___ Gay (W. W. II plane) : ENOLA
14. Guam harbor : APRA
15. Sense : FEEL
16. K. C. coach Hank : STRAM
17. Mesabi features : IRONMINES
19. Designation for 1973 : THEYEAROFEUROPE
21. Finches : SERINS
22. Hardened by exposure : AIRSET
23. Men's-wear item : TSHIRT
25. Digging tool : SPADE
28. Hemingway : PAPA
31. G. I.'s garb : ODS
32. North African : BERBER
33. Old stone-throwers : ONAGERS
35. Alpine show-off : YODELER
36. Holiday feature : PARADE
37. Playing card : TEN
38. ___ libre (free verse) : VERS
39. Blot : STAIN
40. Open carriage : CHAISE
42. Scythe handle : SNATHE
44. Fractions : TENTHS
48. Auto problem : EMISSIONCONTROL
51. Sweet ___ (Southern favorite) : POTATOPIE
52. Singer Ross : DIANA
53. News bit : ITEM
54. Liquid measure : GILL
55. Shoe parts : SOLES
56. These, in France : CES
57. Perform without ___ : ANET
58. Poet Ogden : NASH
1. Bridge seats : WESTS
2. "The fat's ___ fire" : INTHE
3. More peeved : SORER
4. Bogart line : PLAYITAGAINSAM
5. Duo : PAIR
6. Tumults : UPROARS
7. Gain : PROFIT
8. More level-headed : SANER
9. Capable of being shown : DENOTABLE
10. Profound : DEEP
11. Other : ELSE
13. Closing words : AMENS
15. Safety program : FIREPREVENTION
18. Rumpled : MUSSED
20. "___ that's going . . . " : ASHORE
24. Name tags, for short : IDS
26. Game animal : DEER
27. Misplays : ERRS
28. Kind of concert : POPS
29. Sci. course : ANAT
30. Leeches : PARASITES
32. Mackerel's relative : BONITO
34. ___ Vincent Millay : EDNAST
35. Opposite of nay : YEA
37. Great river : THENILE
40. Polish composer : CHOPIN
41. Dispatches : SENDS
43. N. Y. county : TIOGA
45. Musical sounds : TRALA
46. Sharpens : HONES
47. Diagonal mark : SLASH
48. Narrative poem : EPIC
49. Speck : MOTE
50. Boston player, for short : CELT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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