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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
Across Down
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
21. 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
1. 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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