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New York Times, Saturday, September 22, 1973

60-Across : Friction match

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has supersymmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,806
Across
1
Cheroots : CIGARS
7
Water-cooled smoking pipe : HOOKAH
13
Tobacco variety : LATAKIA
14
Like hilly land : UNLEVEL
16
French philosopher : ABELARD
17
White wine : MADEIRA
18
S. A. rubber : PARA
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Booth : EDWIN
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Actor Alan : LADD
22
Time period : ERA
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Teakettle part : LID
24
Kennedy : TED
25
Tennis replays : LETS
27
Man from Ponce : SENOR
29
Singer Lucrezia : BORI
30
Took the helm : STEERED
32
Compunction : REMORSE
34
Kind of peeve : PET
35
U. N. first name : DAG
36
Southern tobacco : PERIQUE
40
Peace pipe : CALUMET
44
___ day (dosage) : ONEA
45
"Phalarope" author : PATON
47
Cauterize : SEAR
48
Doctors: Abbr. : MDS
49
"Dear ___" : SIR
50
New Deal agency : NRA
51
Fair, in India : MELA
53
"___ trouble at all" : ITSNO
55
Husband of Gudrun : ATLI
56
Building : EDIFICE
58
Do needlework : CROCHET
60
Friction match : LUCIFER
61
Reddish color : OLDROSE
62
Flower parts : PETALS
63
English campus officers : BEDELS
Down
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"Come to the ___" : CABARET
2
Repeat : ITERATE
3
Festive : GALA
4
Woody vine of N. Z. : AKA
5
Laugh, in France : RIRE
6
Burdened : SADDLED
7
Container for 1 Across : HUMIDOR
8
Son of Judah : ONAN
9
Kind of hat or wives' tale : OLD
10
Ship part : KEEL
11
Lindbergh or Richtofen : AVIATOR
12
Sheep men : HERDERS
13
Places for carnations : LAPELS
15
Scottish chap : LADDIE
20
Triumph : WIN
26
Brown color : SEPIA
27
Erect : SETUP
28
Fortification : REDAN
29
False : BOGUS
31
Mandatory: Abbr. : REQ
33
___ de tête : MAL
36
Saddle part : POMMEL
37
Finished : ENDEDUP
38
Cut again : RESLICE
39
Spring times : EASTERS
40
Kind of pipe : CORNCOB
41
Kind of cigarette : MENTHOL
42
Kind of seal : EARLESS
43
Journey: Fr. : TRAITE
46
"My country, ___ ... " : TIS
52
Throw ___ (get angry) : AFIT
53
Atlantic republic: Abbr. : ICEL
54
Heraldic border : ORLE
55
Israeli port : ACRE
57
"___ man answers ... " : IFA
59
Unusual : ODD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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