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New York Times, Friday, August 24, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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R
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M
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K
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V
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B
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H
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H
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B
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H
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B
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M
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G
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L
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N
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B
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A
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Y
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G
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R
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C
M
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V
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O
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M
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S
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F
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T
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W
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A
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A
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V
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D
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L
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R
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J
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R
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R
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,777
Across
1
Crane’s relative : RAIL
5
Energy source : STEAM
10
Driving mishap : SKID
14
Killer whale : ORCA
15
Items for Casals : CELLI
16
Roof overhang : EAVE
17
Cordon ___ : BLEU
18
Oscar winner : HELENHAYES
20
Oscar winner : BORGNINE
22
Knobby : NODOSE
23
Pianist Myra : HESS
24
Blood fluid: Prefix : SERO
25
Scram! : BEATIT
28
Oscar winner : MCLAGLEN
32
Incendiary’s indictment : ARSON
33
False gods : BAALS
34
Actress MacGraw : ALI
35
Sign of boredom : YAWN
36
Decorated, on the menu : GARNI
37
Ben-Hur’s 904 : CMIV
38
Honshu town : OTA
39
Oscar winner and family : MUNIS
40
Window décor : SHADE
41
Oscar winner : FONTAINE
43
Deteriorate : WORSEN
44
Oscar winner Bancroft : ANNE
45
Laotian’s neighbor : THAI
46
Arthurian island : AVALON
49
Oscar winner : DRESSLER
53
Oscar winner : JOSEFERRER
55
Librarian’s item : TOME
56
Egyptian sun disk : ATEN
57
Rhone tributary : SAONE
58
Bibliography abbr. : IBID
59
Support : REST
60
Irish clans : SEPTS
61
Slithery ones : EELS
Down
1
Lynda Bird ___ : ROBB
2
Guthrie : ARLO
3
Bakery worker : ICER
4
Oscar winner : LAUGHTON
5
Laminar rock : SCHIST
6
High-school ages : TEENS
7
Chez ___ (at her house) : ELLE
8
Pub offering : ALE
9
Oscar winner : MINNELLI
10
Old salt : SEADOG
11
Boxer’s goal : KAYO
12
Oscar winner : IVES
13
Companion of dem and dose : DESE
19
Israeli dances : HORAS
21
Schell’s negative : NEIN
24
Skims over : SCANS
25
___ Fundy : BAYOF
26
Euterpe’s sister : ERATO
27
Nile city : ASWAN
28
First name of 49 Across : MARIE
29
Actor Fernando : LAMAS
30
Skip a vowel : ELIDE
31
Oscar winner : NIVEN
33
Hamper, to Signoret : BANNE
36
Oscar winner : GUINNESS
37
Oscar winner : CHRISTIE
39
“___ La Mancha” : MANOF
40
Provided that : SOAS
42
Oscar-winner’s forte : TALENT
43
“___ Charlie?” : WHERES
45
Nottingham’s river : TRENT
46
Partly open : AJAR
47
Suffrage : VOTE
48
Enzyme suffixes : ASES
49
Kind of leaf or kick : DROP
50
Place for an earring : LOBE
51
Oscar winner Jannings : EMIL
52
Oscar winner Buttons, et al. : REDS
54
Gordon Mac___ : RAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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