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New York Times, Friday, September 14, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,798
Across Down
1. Get-together : BEE
4. Greek philosopher : PLATO
9. Rugged vehicle : JEEP
13. Stage great : LUNT
15. Wore : HADON
16. Winnie ___ Pu : ILLE
17. One of "them" : ORGANIZATIONMAN
20. California city : BERKELEY
21. Nerve-cell processes : AXONS
22. Sister of Ares : ERIS
23. Ump's call : SAFE
25. Gabfest staple : GOSSIP
28. Place for coffee or tea : CANISTER
32. "Brute's" predecessor : ETTU
33. Author Romains : JULES
34. Australian coin feature : EMU
35. "They" : THEPOWERSTHATBE
39. Thrice: Prefix : TER
40. Ball star : BELLE
41. Engendered : BRED
42. In elaborate style : ORNATELY
44. Kind of root or shooter : SQUARE
46. Potato eyes : BUDS
47. Be petulant : POUT
48. Environs : AREAS
51. Magnificent : PALATIAL
55. "They" : VESTEDINTERESTS
58. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
59. Moon of Uranus : ARIEL
60. Force : DINT
61. Campus figure : COED
62. Comedian Jack : BENNY
63. Help! : SOS
1. Amorphous mass : BLOB
2. Seine feeder : EURE
3. M.I.T. grad : ENGR
4. Italian saint, with 18 Down : PHILIP
5. Takes it easy : LAZES
6. " . . . difference ___ makes" : ADAY
7. Small drink : TOT
8. Navy info org. : ONI
9. Hoodoos : JINXES
10. Sailor's saint : ELMO
11. Vivacity : ELAN
12. Ballpoints : PENS
14. Assumes : TAKESUP
18. See 4 Down : NERI
19. Socially inept : OAFISH
23. Mud volcano : SALSE
24. French writer : ANET
25. Reach : GETTO
26. Additional : OTHER
27. Hind part : STERN
28. Like some hair : CURLY
29. Numerical prefix : TETRA
30. Glowing coal : EMBER
31. ___ la Paix : RUEDE
33. Crystallizes : JELLS
36. Thickheaded : OBTUSE
37. Garden interloper : WEED
38. Was proximate : ABUTTED
43. Eased up : ABATED
44. Unaided : SOLELY
45. Periodical: Abbr. : QUAR
47. Metal disk : PATEN
48. With, in Vichy : AVEC
49. Western city : RENO
50. Beatrice d'___ : ESTE
51. Nabokov title : PNIN
52. Upper Thames : ISIS
53. Physicist's concern, for short : ATNO
54. W.W.II ships : LSTS
56. Sample : DAB
57. Dudgeon : IRE

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

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