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New York Times, Friday, August 31, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,784
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1. Overstate : BOAST
6. Playbill words : ACTI
10. Word with shape or wreck : SHIP
14. Church fixture : ALTAR
15. Like Twiggy : THIN
16. Smooth : HONE
17. Musical speeds : TEMPI
18. Golf areas : TEES
19. Earth goddess : ERDA
20. Owly sound : HOO
21. Start of a timely quotation : CLEARTHEAIR
24. Horse : MOUNT
25. Expenditure : OUTLAY
26. Beggars, e.g. : ASKERS
29. Desserts : ICES
30. More of quote : CLEANTHESKY
33. Nourished : FED
36. Student : COED
37. ___ standstill : ATA
38. Baseball name : ALOU
39. Carpentry item : AWL
40. End of quote : WASHTHEWIND
44. Like some cellars : DAMP
45. Go by : ELAPSE
46. Resort in northern Italy : STRESA
49. Tend the roses : SPRAY
51. Author of quoted poem : THOMASELIOT
53. Graduate degree : MSC
56. Ending with buck or kang : AROO
57. Insult : SLAP
58. Aviator Balbo : ITALO
60. Majority : MOST
61. Sommer : ELKE
62. Instrument : ORGAN
63. "Holy ___!" : PETE
64. Kind of slayer : DEER
65. Ingenuous : NAIVE
1. Something to draw : BATH
2. Table spread : OLEO
3. Prefix for sphere : ATMO
4. Enervate : SAP
5. Cocked hat : TRICORN
6. "You used to come ___ o'clock" : ATTEN
7. Mulct : CHEAT
8. Stadium part : TIER
9. Purchasable : INSTOCK
10. White-sale items : SHEETS
11. Every 60 minutes : HORAL
12. Part of C.B.I. : INDIA
13. Arctic name : PEARY
22. Sin : LUST
23. Long of La. : HUEY
24. U. S. anthropologist : MEAD
26. Medieval fabric : ACCA
27. Tedious : SLOW
28. Backbone of a sort : KEEL
29. "They laughed when ___ . . . " : ISAT
31. Fastener : HASP
32. Number ending : ETH
33. Kind of remark : FLIP
34. Time periods : EONS
35. City slicker : DUDE
38. Golf lie : AWAY
40. "When I ___ lad . . . " : WASA
41. Built up : AMASSED
42. Alger lad, usually : HERO
43. Euphoria : ELATION
44. Reduce : DEMOTE
46. ___ Act : STAMP
47. Pang : THROE
48. Aerie : ROOST
49. Moderate : SLAKE
50. Someone to pay : PIPER
52. French pronoun : ELLE
53. Biblical wise men : MAGI
54. European : SLAV
55. Nose ___ : CONE
59. Musical syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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