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New York Times, Tuesday, July 24, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,746
Across
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“Eyeless in ___” : GAZA
5
Movie backdrop: Abbr. : SCR
8
Epic poet : HOMER
13
Leave out : OMIT
14
___ code : AREA
16
“ . . . clean hands, and ___ heart” : APURE
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Bloke : GENT
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“___ and the Swan” : LEDA
19
City in Brazil : NATAL
20
Words to a barber : ONCEOVERLIGHTLY
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Rustler’s dread : NOOSE
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Country: Lat. : RUS
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Hatred : ODIUM
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Prohibit : ESTOP
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College degree : BLA
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Tires : RECAPS
35
Offspring : SON
36
Oil land : IRAN
37
“___ mouth to feed” : ANOTHER
39
Flawed metal castings : MISRUNS
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Do a tailoring job : LINE
42
Comic-strip sound : EEK
44
Grade of beef : CHOICE
45
German river : EMS
46
Secondary statute : BYLAW
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Sign on a door : ENTER
49
___ Canals : SOO
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Posts : MAILS
52
Challenging words : STANDUPANDFIGHT
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Neighbor of Haiphong : HANOI
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Punta del ___ : ESTE
61
Fashion name : DIOR
62
Italian love : AMORE
63
Troop entertainment units : USOS
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“Or ___!” : ELSE
65
Kelly and Krupa : GENES
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Baseball league: Abbr. : INT
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Glut : SATE
Down
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___ girls : GOGO
2
Prayer word : AMEN
3
___ oxide : ZINC
4
Weaken : ATTENUATE
5
Gunfire : SALVO
6
Malayan dagger : CREESE
7
Reparation : REDRESS
8
___ one’s gloves (retire) : HANGUP
9
Bright fishes : OPAHS
10
Mongrel : MUTT
11
Or an age : ERAL
12
Depend, with “on” : RELY
15
Indian mulberry : AAL
21
Sex appeal : OOMPH
22
Rabelaisian : IRONIC
25
Papal cape : ORALE
26
Sturdy cloth : DENIM
27
Sacred images : ICONS
29
Cat or turkey : TOM
30
Noise about : BRUIT
31
Item for a uhlan : LANCE
32
Goose genus : ANSER
34
Poker player’s words : SEEYOU
36
Old ___ : IRONSIDES
38
Kin: Abbr. : REL
40
Place for a has-been : SHELF
43
African tree : KAMASSI
46
Entities : BODIES
47
Loose : WANTON
49
Night sound : SNORE
51
That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Rough cloth : SHAG
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Subdue : TAME
54
Later : ANON
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Little: Fr. : PEU
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___ monster : GILA
57
Emcee : HOST
58
Family or shoe : TREE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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