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New York Times, Thursday, August 30, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,783
Across
1. Georgia ___ : TECH
5. Lay by : SAVE
9. Rhythmic dance : SAMBA
14. Ill-smelling : OLID
15. Structural piece : TBAR
16. Parisian's three : TROIS
17. Excellent : FIRSTRATE
19. Chains : IRONS
20. Govt. agency : FTC
21. Parisian's roast : ROTI
22. Like some cheese : GRATED
23. Walkaway : EASYVICTORY
26. Employs : USES
27. Shifty : ELUSIVE
31. Skilled : ADEPT
34. Mayday call : HELP
35. Thimblerigger : GIP
36. Foretell : BODE
37. Tiny particle : ATOMY
39. Pro ___ publico : BONO
40. Result : END
41. Small mistake : SLIP
42. Sponge features : PORES
43. Outfit for a newcomer : LAYETTE
45. Drudge : MOIL
47. Purely academic : QUODLIBETIC
51. Nozzles : SPOUTS
54. Parisian's milk : LAIT
55. F.D.R. agency : NRA
57. Garb : HABIT
58. Terminal point of a sort : LASTSTRAW
60. Solo : ALONE
61. "Have one ___" : ONME
62. Network : RETE
63. Track performer : MILER
64. Wild animal : BOAR
65. Roman date : IDES
Down
1. British dandy : TOFF
2. Cream of the crop : ELITE
3. About : CIRCA
4. Clock parts: Abbr. : HDS
5. Labored hard : STROVE
6. Barbed-wire obstacle : ABATIS
7. Oracular : VATIC
8. Before : ERE
9. Kind of cup or pump : STIRRUP
10. Decks out : ARRAYS
11. Debatable : MOOT
12. Twining stem : BINE
13. Allotted: Abbr. : ASSD
18. Sub-rosa date : TRYST
22. Exclamation : GOLLY
24. Mob-scene actor, for short : SUPE
25. Overflow : TEEM
28. Stravinsky : IGOR
29. Virginia creeper : VINE
30. Series of important events : EPOS
31. First sheepkeeper : ABEL
32. Lady, in Spain : DONA
33. Whirl : EDDY
34. Short plane trip : HOP
37. Countertenors : ALTOS
38. Even : TIED
39. Alice-remembering Ben : BOLT
41. Falter in words : STUTTER
42. Magpies : PIETS
44. Horse : EQUINE
45. Noxious emanation : MIASMA
46. ___ dictum : OBITER
48. S. A. plain : LLANO
49. "The lady ___" : INRED
50. Jalopy : CRATE
51. Humbug : SHAM
52. Hawaiian slope : PALI
53. Attica coin : OBOL
56. Impresses : AWES
58. Tennis shot : LOB
59. Numerical prefix : TRI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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