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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
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1. "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
17. Bloke : GENT
18. "___ and the Swan" : LEDA
19. City in Brazil : NATAL
20. Words to a barber : ONCEOVERLIGHTLY
23. Rustler's dread : NOOSE
24. Country: Lat. : RUS
25. Hatred : ODIUM
28. Prohibit : ESTOP
30. College degree : BLA
33. Tires : RECAPS
35. Offspring : SON
36. Oil land : IRAN
37. "___ mouth to feed" : ANOTHER
39. Flawed metal castings : MISRUNS
41. Do a tailoring job : LINE
42. Comic-strip sound : EEK
44. Grade of beef : CHOICE
45. German river : EMS
46. Secondary statute : BYLAW
48. Sign on a door : ENTER
49. ___ Canals : SOO
50. Posts : MAILS
52. Challenging words : STANDUPANDFIGHT
59. Neighbor of Haiphong : HANOI
60. Punta del ___ : ESTE
61. Fashion name : DIOR
62. Italian love : AMORE
63. Troop entertainment units : USOS
64. "Or ___!" : ELSE
65. Kelly and Krupa : GENES
66. Baseball league: Abbr. : INT
67. Glut : SATE
1. ___ 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
52. Rough cloth : SHAG
53. Subdue : TAME
54. Later : ANON
55. Little: Fr. : PEU
56. ___ 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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