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New York Times, Saturday, July 7, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,729
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1. Jokers : WAGS
5. Get lost! : SCRAM
10. Molt : SHED
14. Mars: Prefix : AREO
15. Split second : TRICE
16. Wharf : QUAY
17. China Sea gulf : SIAM
18. Cud : RUMEN
19. Major or Minor : URSA
20. Self-contradictory statement : PARADOX
22. Matched : RIVALED
24. Tennis shot : LOB
25. French bath : BAIN
26. Field for a certain runner : POLITICS
31. House-painter's need : LADDER
35. Old French coin : ECU
36. Insults : SLAPS
38. Suspicious : LEERY
39. Parley : TALK
41. Flynn : ERROL
43. McNally's friend : RAND
44. Assign : ALLOT
46. Cooking herb : BASIL
48. Golfer's concern : LIE
49. Facial features : LASHES
51. Aggressive one : GOGETTER
53. Far ___ the night : INTO
55. Dwelling: Abbr. : HSE
56. Fancy party : SHINDIG
59. Loud-voiced one : STENTOR
63. Bowery denizen : WINO
64. Complain : GRIPE
66. Kind of writer : TYPE
67. Soil: Prefix : AGRO
68. Bounds' partner : METES
69. Ages : ERAS
70. U.S. missile : THOR
71. Item of value : ASSET
72. Blockhead : DOLT
1. Kind of waist : WASP
2. Oratorio part : ARIA
3. Equipment : GEAR
4. East African : SOMALI
5. Pine cone : STROBILE
6. Decisive point : CRUX
7. Volcano edge : RIM
8. Harsh : ACERB
9. Flunky : MENIAL
10. Fritter away : SQUANDER
11. Pitch : HURL
12. Mitigate : EASE
13. Pair : DYAD
21. Morse-code units : DOTS
23. Perfume container : VIAL
26. Flower part : PETAL
27. Florida city : OCALA
28. Soothes : LULLS
29. Auto-engine part, for short : CARB
30. Mine support : SPRAG
32. Distributed : DEALT
33. Ford or Pyle : ERNIE
34. Golfing cup : RYDER
37. Not good, not bad : SOSO
40. Famous diamond : KOHINOOR
42. Most buoyant : LIGHTEST
45. Look after : TEND
47. ___ majesty : LESE
50. Disgrace : STIGMA
52. Camped : TENTED
54. Monsters : OGRES
56. Clobber : SWAT
57. The "H" of H. C. L. : HIGH
58. Nested boxes : INRO
59. German admiral : SPEE
60. Beginner : TYRO
61. Gem : OPAL
62. Kind of cure : REST
65. Pronoun : ITS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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