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New York Times, Wednesday, July 25, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,747
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1. Float : WAFT
5. Purple color : PUCE
9. Ballpark thrill : HOMER
14. Alias Cupid : AMOR
15. Continent : ASIA
16. Choice : ELITE
17. Garden flower : COREOPSIS
19. Early film actor Jack : LARUE
20. One of a tennis pair : SNEAKER
21. Clover plant : TREFOIL
23. Churchill or Coward : SIR
24. A hill of ___ : BEANS
25. Esteem : VALUE
28. French menu word : GARNI
29. Wee, in Scotland : SMA
32. Eastern ruler : AMIR
33. Kith and ___ : KIN
34. George's Martha : CUSTIS
36. "___ Sunday" : NEVERON
38. Garden flowers : POMPONS
39. Garden flower : YARROW
40. Golf score : PAR
41. Molding : OGEE
42. Beverage : ALE
43. Mil. rank : LTCOL
45. Kind of band : BRASS
46. Act the braggart : GLOAT
47. Butter unit : PAT
48. Garden flowers : MALLOWS
51. Garden trees : BALSAMS
55. Nautical position : ABEAM
56. Puckery fruit : PERSIMMON
58. Actress Valli : ALIDA
59. Rat-___ : ATAT
60. Clerical title : ABBE
61. Disordered : MESSY
62. Memory routine : ROTE
63. Margin of victory : NOSE
1. Army gals : WACS
2. Egyptian deity : AMON
3. Fairway alert : FORE
4. Signer of $1 bills, etc. : TREASURER
5. Doll or tiger : PAPER
6. World power : USSR
7. Roman 102 : CII
8. Kind of egg : EASTER
9. Garden flower : HELENIUM
10. Norwegian kings : OLAFS
11. Spanish painter : MIRO
12. Case : ETUI
13. Dance : REEL
18. Migrant : OKIE
22. Malice : RANCOR
24. Taboo : BAN
25. Chekhov's Uncle : VANYA
26. Have ___ (dine) : AMEAL
27. French book : LIVRE
28. Variety of rummy : GIN
29. Stout shoe: Var. : STOGA
30. Butte installations : MINES
31. Donkeys : ASSES
33. Show deference : KOWTOW
35. Athlete : SPORTSMAN
37. U. S. writer on psychology : ROLLOMAY
38. Chum : PAL
40. Poker kitty : POT
44. Milquetoast : CASPAR
45. Island of romance : BALI
46. Garden flowers, for short : GLADS
47. Fake jewelry : PASTE
48. Royal term of address : MAAM
49. Qualified : ABLE
50. Garlands : LEIS
51. Nasty child : BRAT
52. Old church desk : AMBO
53. Masses : MOBS
54. Partner of snick : SNEE
57. W. W. II locale : ETO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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