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New York Times, Thursday, August 9, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,762
Across
1. Word of regret : ALAS
5. Rollick : CAPER
10. Place for a padlock : HASP
14. Goodly amount : MUCH
15. Antonym for abhor : ADORE
16. Environs : AREA
17. Trousers for Jabbar or Willis Reed : EXTRALONGS
19. Second man : CAIN
20. Elko's state : NEVADA
21. Soft glove leathers : DOESKINS
23. History : PAST
25. Relative of a pantograph : TROLLEY
26. Kidnap in a way : SHANGHAI
30. Sight, in Paris : VUE
31. Quay : LEVEE
32. Boo-boo : BONER
34. Jungfrau, for one : ALP
37. Seed coat : ARIL
38. Bent down : BOWED
39. Salmagundi : OLIO
40. Pericarp : POD
41. Cleansing agent : BORAX
42. Story : FLOOR
43. Obsession of X-rated films : SEX
44. Nourishing : NUTRIENT
46. Party giver : HOSTESS
50. Dance of the 1930's : SHAG
51. Set on a jet : INTERCOM
53. Flabbergasted : AMAZED
57. Shelley's pre-Oxford school : ETON
58. Cancel : OBLITERATE
60. Complete defeat : ROUT
61. Kin of martingales : REINS
62. Hint : CLUE
63. Chooses : OPTS
64. Heath genus : ERICA
65. Fortune's child : HEIR
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1. Pulpit sign-off : AMEN
2. De ___ (plush) : LUXE
3. Last unit of "Hamlet" : ACTV
4. Shell fragments : SHRAPNEL
5. Two-wheel carriage : CALASH
6. Fuss : ADO
7. Walden : POND
8. Bane of rye crops : ERGOT
9. Sign on a table : RESERVED
10. Rooster's neck plumage : HACKLE
11. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
12. Sight from Pont Neuf : SEINE
13. Garden flower : PANSY
18. Apothegm : ADAGE
22. Tart : SOUR
24. Small drum : TABOR
26. Rebuff : SLAP
27. Leander's love : HERO
28. Craving eagerly : AVID
29. Hawkeye : IOWAN
33. Link : NEXUS
34. Medicinal lily : ALOE
35. Symbol of might and mane : LION
36. Said, for one : PORT
38. Sports-page summary : BOXSCORE
39. One of a clique in power : OLIGARCH
41. Contents of a seidel : BEER
42. Kegler's "inning" : FRAME
43. Taxes : STENTS
45. "___ laugh!" : THATSA
46. Sacred: Prefix : HIERO
47. Successful : ONTOP
48. Portly : STOUT
49. Serious : SOBER
52. Date in Middle Ages : MLII
54. Ex-middleweight champ Tony : ZALE
55. Vanity case : ETUI
56. Whitetail : DEER
59. Letterhead letters : INC

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

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