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New York Times, Thursday, July 5, 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: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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C
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,727
Across
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Dog-race prop : RABBIT
7
Convenes : SITS
11
Exclamations : AHS
14
Unwilling : AVERSE
15
Pacific boat : PROA
16
Chinese land area : MOU
17
Cylindrical : TERETE
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"Get a ___ of this" : LOAD
19
___ Saud : IBN
20
Street-diggers' targets : GASMAINS
22
Arrests : NABS
23
Hard journey : TREK
25
Envy or sloth : SIN
26
Clef : TREBLE
28
Fasting periods : LENTS
30
Indian of West : REE
32
Young bird : OWLET
33
___ the barrelhead : CASHON
35
Hunting-group members : STANDERS
37
Coin of Iran : RIAL
39
Eastern judge : CADI
40
Confused : BEFOGGED
44
List : ROSTER
48
Second time around : RERUN
49
On-___ (rumor) : DIT
51
Crow or head : SCARE
52
Storms, in Bordeaux : ORAGES
54
Gift of ___ : GAB
56
Running track : OVAL
57
"On ___ the show!" : WITH
58
German noble : MARGRAVE
61
Formerly named : NEE
62
___ noire : BETE
63
Wards off : AVERTS
66
Medit. land : ISR
67
Building wings : ELLS
68
Jules et al. : VERNES
69
Latin connectives : ETS
70
Panay natives : ATIS
71
Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
Down
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Hairpiece : RAT
2
Opposite of vale : AVE
3
Edgar and others : BERGENS
4
Milestone of success : BREAKTHROUGH
5
Doers: Suffix : ISTS
6
Pours : TEEMS
7
Thin strips : SPLINES
8
Kind of horse : IRON
9
Raise glasses : TOAST
10
Deplorable : SAD
11
Gracious : AMIABLE
12
One with sore feet : HOBBLER
13
Times of day : SUNSETS
21
Londonderry, for one : AIR
22
Scientist's goal : NEWDISCOVERY
23
Initials for kind treatment : TLC
24
Cartoonist Gardner : REA
27
Parts of sonatas : RONDOS
29
Well-groomed : SOIGNE
31
Latin abbr. : ETC
34
Pester : NAG
36
Swiss river : AAR
38
Set the pace : LED
40
Scout-to-be : BROWNIE
41
Most strange : EERIEST
42
Religious students : FRATERS
43
Get off the subject : DIGRESS
45
Italian bistro : TAVERNA
46
Age : ERA
47
Niece or aunt: Abbr. : REL
50
Get the base runner : TAG
53
Fish : SMELT
55
Costa ___ : BRAVA
59
Character in Volsunga Saga : ATLI
60
Declare : AVER
62
Lillie : BEA
64
Shoe size : TEN
65
Draft agency: Abbr. : SSS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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