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New York Times, Tuesday, September 25, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,809
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1. Postures : STANCES
8. Of the outer regions : SPATIAL
15. Kind of store : CUTRATE
16. Magazine piece : ARTICLE
17. In ___ (dazed) : ATRANCE
18. Wrongdoing : MISDEED
19. Bull's word : BUY
20. Electrical units : OHMS
22. Comes close : NEARS
23. Lacking moral values : UNETHICAL
25. "One giant ___ for . . . " : STEP
28. Blackmore girl : DOONE
29. Us, in Bonn : UNS
32. Grassland in S. A. : CAMPO
34. Garden shrub : WISTERIA
37. Attaches : APPENDS
40. Asian river : TSANGPO
41. Instructs again : RETRAINS
43. Gertrude of rose fame : STEIN
44. Paul ___ : PRY
45. Roman day : NONES
48. Sea bird : ERNE
49. Relative of Jack Frost, with "Old" : MANWINTER
52. Gray hue : TAUPE
54. Pal : PARD
55. Collar : NAB
58. Box-opener of note : PANDORA
60. Skirler's need : BAGPIPE
62. Skilled one : ARTISAN
63. Ribs in Gothic vaulting : LIERNES
64. Pianos : SPINETS
65. Wins over : ENDEARS
1. Result of a scrape : SCAB
2. Dancing skirt : TUTU
3. Give it ___ : ATRY
4. Depression agency: Abbr. : NRA
5. Church law : CANON
6. Delineated : ETCHED
7. Appear : SEEMTO
8. Spade or Levene : SAM
9. May Day attendant : PRINCESS
10. In a fog : ATSEA
11. Kind of wave : TIDAL
12. Cake decorator : ICER
13. Beverages : ALES
14. Induced : LED
21. "Two for the ___" : SHOW
23. Kind of cut or class : UPPER
24. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
25. Steep slope : SCARP
26. Diminish gradually : TAPER
27. Like some promises : EMPTY
29. One who prods : URGER
30. ___ the bud (abort) : NIPIN
31. River to the Rhone : SAONE
33. Three ___ match : ONA
35. Chinese pagodas : TAS
36. Take the stage : ENTER
38. "___ Eight" : DINNERAT
39. Unwanted TV pattern : SNOW
42. Cut : SNIP
46. Make possible : ENABLE
47. ___ at a gnat : STRAIN
49. "Here's ___ your eye" : MUDIN
50. Strike ___ : APOSE
51. Moved gradually : EDGED
52. Canvas cover, for short : TARP
53. One opposed : ANTI
55. 1492 vessel : NINA
56. Imitator : APER
57. Miss Myerson : BESS
58. Dance step : PAS
59. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
61. Before: Prefix : PRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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