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New York Times, Monday, August 6, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,759
Across
1. Track events : DASHES
7. Porch piece : SETTEE
13. Redgrave : MICHAEL
14. Joel Chandler or Julie : HARRIS
15. Fred : ASTAIRE
16. High-quality pearl : ORIENT
17. Hospital-bed décor : CHART
18. Cuddles : NESTLES
21. Crowns : DIADEMS
23. Goddess of hope : SPES
26. "___ longa . . . " : ARS
29. Hawaiian goddess : PELE
30. French donkey : ANE
31. Secretariat : RACEHORSE
34. Thread : LISLE
36. Subsides : ABATES
37. Foot bone : TARSAL
38. Mosquito, e.g. : BITER
39. Prized item in a display : SHOWPIECE
42. Allow : LET
43. Soviet river : KARA
44. But: Lat. : SED
45. German donkey : ESEL
47. Bridge play : FINESSE
50. Prompts in a way : REMINDS
52. Famous opera chorus : ANVIL
56. Omelet seasonings : CHIVES
58. Offers : TENDERS
60. Abe or Injun : HONEST
61. Took the stage : ENTERED
62. Viewpoints : ANGLES
63. Jumps nervously : STARTS
Down
1. Serve, with "up" : DISH
2. Official deeds : ACTA
3. Fragment : SHARD
4. Neighbor of Cuba : HAITI
5. Poet's word : EER
6. Sylphlike : SLENDER
7. Liquor servings : SHOTS
8. Warren : EARL
9. Tests : TRIES
10. Crosses a neighbor's lawn : TRESPASSES
11. German article : EIN
12. Boston time: Abbr. : EST
13. Apple, for short : MAC
19. Morays : EELS
20. Pintail duck : SMEE
22. Army addresses : APOS
24. Intertwine : ENLACE
25. Blinded, in falconry : SEELED
26. Fit for plowing : ARABLE
27. Animal disease : RABIES
28. Small number : SCATTERING
32. Paris time of year : ETE
33. Pronoun : HER
34. Part of a race : LAP
35. Biblical name : IRI
37. "___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
39. Kind of game or deep : SKIN
40. Crewman : HAND
41. Electra's brother : ORESTES
46. Carpenter's tool : LEVEL
47. Clenched items : FISTS
48. December caller : SANTA
49. Bitter or tail : ENDER
51. Greek musical note : MESE
53. Upright: Abbr. : VERT
54. Piques : IRES
55. Drug initials : LSD
56. Tea : CHA
57. Term of endearment : HON
59. Within: Prefix : ENT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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