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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,754
Across Down
1. Sugar or candy : CANE
5. Strikebreakers : SCABS
10. "Being read to by ___ . . . " : ABOY
14. Russian sea : AZOV
15. Fortune-telling card : TAROT
16. Puerto ___ : RICO
17. French cooking word : ROTI
18. Scene of Nelson's Nile victory : ABOUKIRBAY
20. Inclined : ATILT
22. Malay gibbon : LAR
23. Novelist Hamilton : BASSO
24. Character in "The Turn of the Screw" : THEGOVERNESS
27. On a grand scale : EPIC
28. "All About ___" : EVE
29. Egg cells : OVA
32. Tied : EVEN
35. U.S. missile : SAM
37. Of a battery part : ANODIC
39. Places : LOCI
40. Riding whips : CROPS
42. Swerve : VEER
43. One-seeded fruit : ACHENE
45. Parson bird : TUI
46. East, in Spain : ESTE
47. Recent: Prefix : NEO
48. Conjunctions : ORS
50. Black, in Paris : NOIR
52. Remark by Juliet : WHATSINANAME
57. Hawaiian island : LANAI
60. Dogdom's org. : AKC
61. Playing cards : NINES
62. Fare for armchair athletes : SPORTSNEWS
65. Prepares : GETS
66. Turn the ___ : TIDE
67. One of five : OCEAN
68. Symbol of a giddy brain : HARE
69. Back talk : SASS
70. Aquarium fish : TETRA
71. ___ bien : TRES
1. Gem weight : CARAT
2. Mercury, in alchemy : AZOTH
3. Have ___ to (be unattached) : NOTIE
4. Islamic spirit : EVILGENIE
5. Railroad stop: Abbr. : STA
6. Transit in S. F. : CABLECAR
7. In a tumult : AROAR
8. Boundary, to Hamlet : BOURNE
9. Wall St. purchase: Abbr. : STK
10. Tapestry : ARRAS
11. Nursery mealtime wear : BIBS
12. Wood sorrels : OCAS
13. Up-and-down toy : YOYO
19. "Wild Duck" author : IBSEN
21. Surpass : TOP
25. Abdominal organs : VISCERA
26. Subterfuge : EVASION
29. Pindar specialties : ODES
30. Word with Nam or Cong : VIET
31. Port of Israel : ACRE
32. Impetuosity : ELAN
33. Sotto ___ : VOCE
34. Lover of Narcissus : ECHO
36. Witticism : MOT
38. Kind of bag : OVERNIGHT
41. Rome-Carthage conflict : PUNICWAR
44. ___ game (pitcher's feat) : NOHIT
49. Posture : STANCE
51. Rhodesia's Smith : IAN
52. Merchandise : WARES
53. Trapshooting : SKEET
54. Close to, to poets : ANEAR
55. Unit of length : METRE
56. Curves : ESSES
57. Vessels of W.W. II : LSTS
58. Port of Samoa : APIA
59. " . . . even good old Homer ___" : NODS
63. Barfly : SOT
64. Wild sheep : SNA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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