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New York Times, Wednesday, September 12, 1973

44-Down : It's often zero

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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C
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,796
Across
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Brooch : CLASP
6
Italian lady : DAMA
10
Movie dog : ASTA
14
Hard-hit ball : LINER
15
Sandarac tree : ARAR
16
Falling-out : SPAT
17
Domicile : ABODE
18
Witless : INSENSATE
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Purple Heart : MEDAL
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Residue: Fr. : RESTE
22
Neighbor of U.S. : CAN
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Complete : PLENARY
25
Weird : EERIE
27
Indians of Colombia : TAMAS
29
Alphabet unit : VOWEL
32
Like some aspirin : BUFFERED
36
Tenfold : DENARY
37
Seed coating : ARIL
38
Finnish lake : ENARE
40
German girl's name : ILSE
41
Mexican shawl : SARAPE
43
Morning fare : PANCAKES
45
Perfume resin : ELEMI
46
" ... a poem lovely as ___" : ATREE
47
Port of Brazil : BELEM
49
John Adams's wife : ABIGAIL
54
Timetable abbr. : ARR
56
Spanish pineapple : ANANA
58
French river : LOIRE
59
Crimean waterfront : SEAOFAZOV
61
Secondary map : INSET
62
Swiss herdsman : SENN
63
African antelope : TOPI
64
Italian Socialist leader : NENNI
65
Old Norse writing : EDDA
66
Chemical endings : ENES
67
Inexperienced : GREEN
Down
1
Workbench device : CLAMP
2
Defamation : LIBEL
3
Battery plate : ANODE
4
Auto : SEDAN
5
Bishop, e.g. : PRELATE
6
Certain farmers : DAIRYMEN
7
English composer : ARNE
8
Common people : MASSES
9
Mountain ridge : ARETE
10
Dolt : ASS
11
Astronauts' feat : SPACEWALK
12
So long! : TATA
13
Solar deity : ATEN
19
Audacity : NERVE
24
Street show : RAREE
26
Old region of Asia Minor : IONIA
28
Adjust : ADAPT
30
Gaelic : ERSE
31
Caustic substances : LYES
32
Kind of ball or pay : BASE
33
Soviet range : URAL
34
Troublemaker : FIREBRAND
35
Sweetheart : FLAME
36
Star in Cygnus : DENEB
39
Unusual person : RARAAVIS
42
Rice dish : PILAF
44
It's often zero : CEILING
46
Strong woman : AMAZON
48
Growing out : ENATE
50
Dead duck : GONER
51
River to the Oise : AISNE
52
Goddess of peace : IRENE
53
Admit : LETIN
54
African fox : ASSE
55
Clarinet or oboe : REED
57
Relative of nix : NOPE
60
Three ___ match : ONA

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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