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New York Times, Thursday, September 27, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 344 (avg 1.86)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,811

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Across
1
Bottle size : SPLIT
6
Suckers : SAPS
10
Sincere : REAL
14
Israeli port : ELATH
15
Melville novel : OMOO
16
Cadets' campus : USMA
17
Plants of the lily family : WAKEROBINS
19
Mast : SPAR
20
Marie or Thérèse : STE
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Goes to extremes : OVERDOES
23
Latin lad : PUER
24
Slant : BIAS
27
Prescribe : ASSIGN
30
Sharp ridges : HOGBACKS
34
Obstacle : HITCH
35
One-liners : JOKES
36
Letter : TEE
37
Elbe feeder : EGER
38
Hayward of films : SUSAN
39
Baptism, e.g. : RITE
40
Ear: Prefix : AUR
41
Piquant : ZESTY
42
Subject of a Shelley tragedy : CENCI
43
Subterfuges : PRETEXTS
45
Purchased : BOUGHT
46
Means of access : DOOR
47
Wisecrack : QUIP
48
Sweet-scented herb : WOODRUFF
52
Equal: Prefix : ISO
55
Tease : JOSH
58
Alienates : DISAFFECTS
60
"Just ___ doch an' dorris" : AWEE
61
Begrudge : ENVY
62
Permission to be off : EXEAT
63
Existed : WERE
64
Capitol Hill V.I.P.'s : REPS
65
Bypass : DODGE
Down
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Does mending : SEWS
2
City map : PLAT
3
Worth or Placid : LAKE
4
Inhabitant: Suffix : ITE
5
Done : THROUGH
6
Abstemious : SOBER
7
Oriental ruler : AMIR
8
Duck's milieu : POND
9
Average : SOSO
10
Kind of leather : RUSSIA
11
Sixth sense : ESP
12
Candlenut tree : AMA
13
Gibbon : LAR
18
Kitchen unit : OVEN
22
Refluxes : EBBS
23
Bitter: Prefix : PICR
25
Pro tem : ACTING
26
Variety act : SKETCH
27
Piled up : AHEAP
28
Fafnir's slayer : SIGURD
29
Hi-fi feature : STEREO
30
Throws a party : HOSTS
31
Approval : OKAY
32
Mil. man : GEN
33
"___ Now" : SEEIT
35
Deserved : JUST
38
Gender : SEX
39
Enlist again : REUP
41
Nothing : ZERO
42
Styled hair : COIFFED
44
American finch : TOWHEE
45
Enthusiast : BUFF
47
Harbor features : QUAYS
49
River of Germany : ODER
50
Attend a banquet : DINE
51
Initials on a card : RSVP
52
On the rocks : ICED
53
Forest creature : STAG
54
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
55
Yak : JAW
56
Run up bills : OWE
57
Pulpit talk: Abbr. : SER
59
Outer: Prefix : EXO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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