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New York Times, Tuesday, July 31, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,753

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Botch : MESSUP
7. Right away : PRONTO
13. Nearly alike : SIMILAR
14. Clement : LENIENT
16. Cutting off a debate : CLOTURE
17. Train : EDUCATE
18. Busy place in June : ALTAR
19. Resort : SPA
21. Attack : SETON
22. Hiding place : LAIR
23. Tenant's contract : LEASE
25. Ready : RIPE
26. Psychic unit : EGO
27. Biblical tempter : SERPENT
29. Witticism : MOT
30. Surrounded territory : ENCLAVE
32. Charlie Brown's good word : GRIEF
34. Pastime : DIVERSION
36. Add zest : SPICE
38. Go ___ (crack up) : BANANAS
41. Each : PER
42. Entwines : ENLACES
44. Plant : SOW
46. Wickedness : EVIL
48. Hits hard : SOCKS
49. Mountain ridge : SPUR
50. Harris's Uncle : REMUS
52. White House nickname : IKE
53. British county : SHIRE
54. Not part of a series : ONESHOT
56. Del Rio : DOLORES
58. Feed : NURTURE
59. Silliest : INANEST
60. Billboard item : POSTER
61. Most fresh : NEWEST
Down
1. Taxation rate : MILLAGE
2. Feeling : EMOTION
3. Indian instrument : SITAR
4. Insult : SLUR
5. Mideast abbr. : UAR
6. Put up fruit : PRESERVE
7. Satisfy : PLEASE
8. Crimson : RED
9. Burden : ONUS
10. More decorous : NICER
11. English break : TEATIME
12. In control : ONTOPOF
13. Climb : SCALE
15. Belief : TENET
20. Publisher's rerun : PAPERBACK
23. Moderates : LEAVENS
24. Donkey and diesel : ENGINES
27. Golfing miscue : SLICE
28. Region of Asia Minor : TROAS
31. Roman 401 : CDI
33. Stopover spot : INN
35. Asleep : SACKEDIN
36. Card game : SEVENUP
37. First: Sp. : PRIMERO
39. Seeks after : ASPIRES
40. Most unpleasant : SOUREST
41. Juan of S. A. : PERON
43. Hang around : LOITER
45. Pull forcibly : WREST
47. Desires : LUSTS
49. Stood out : SHONE
51. ___ up shop : SHUT
53. Cabbage dish : SLAW
55. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
57. Small bill : ONE

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