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New York Times, Saturday, September 1, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,785
Across
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“Pagliacci” character : BEPPE
6
Lesage’s Gil : BLAS
10
Huck Finn’s craft : RAFT
14
For all to hear : ALOUD
15
Declaim : RANT
16
Arab chieftain : EMIR
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Obeys the sentry : HALTS
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Aware of : ONTO
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Minuscule : TINY
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Parisian friend : AMI
21
Dead pans : POKERFACES
23
Lost : MISLAID
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Least promising : DARKEST
27
Setting for “Z” : ATHENS
28
Most foxy : CAGIEST
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Mexican ritual : SIESTA
30
“Got two fives for ___?” : ATEN
31
American Indian : CREE
32
Western state: Abbr. : ORE
33
Cut : GASH
37
Tennis word : LOVE
39
Yearned : WISHED
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Wearing a knightly suit : ARMORED
44
Complete : ENTIRE
45
More extreme : STEEPER
46
Locomotives : ENGINES
47
Prize seeker : CONTESTANT
49
Word in an Inge title : BUS
50
Entry fee of a sort : ANTE
51
Civil wrong : TORT
52
Slip away : ELOPE
54
Jack of TV : PAAR
55
Being, in Spain : ENTE
56
Drift : TENOR
57
Building extensions : ELLS
58
Palm reader : SEER
59
Means : AGENT
Down
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Islands near Florida : BAHAMAS
2
Of a Susian language : ELAMITIC
3
Gadget for floor work : POLISHER
4
___ on the shelf : PUT
5
Newsmen: Abbr. : EDS
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Be depressed : BROOD
7
Gaunt : LANK
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Precede in time : ANTEDATE
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Warehouse facility : STORAGE
10
Capture again : RETAKE
11
Priests’ vestments : AMICES
12
Tops : FINEST
13
Lovers’ meeting : TRYST
21
Galileo’s birthplace : PISA
22
Peripheral : FRINGING
24
___ majesty : LESE
25
Pronghorn : ANTELOPE
28
Was solicitous : CARED
32
Suggestion : OVERTONE
34
Italian city : ASTI
35
Accident-prone part of body : SHINBONE
36
Right after now : HEREUPON
38
Electra’s brother : ORESTES
39
Took off : WENT
40
Dinner’s end : DESSERT
41
Like Berg’s music : ATONAL
42
___ library : RENTAL
43
Measuring devices : METERS
45
Scenic view : SCAPE
46
Step in : ENTER
48
Commedia dell’___ : ARTE
52
Greek letter : ETA
53
Relay-race part : LEG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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