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New York Times, Saturday, September 29, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,813
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1. Purpose : SAKE
5. Indian, for one : OCEAN
10. News item : OBIT
14. Ancient coin : OBOL
15. Word with face or front : FALSE
16. ___ fide : BONA
17. G. and S. character : DUKEOFPLAZATORO
20. No-trump players' needs : STOPPERS
21. Tempts : LURES
22. Mata : HARI
23. Soft foods : PAPS
25. Essential organs : VITALS
28. Hospital users : PATIENTS
32. " . . . sound of a great ___" : AMEN
33. Red dye : EOSIN
34. Indonesian islands : ARU
35. G. and S. character : LITTLEBUTTERCUP
39. Cadmus's daughter : INO
40. Assembly of ancient Greece : AGORA
41. Formerly, of old : ERST
42. Seducers : DONJUANS
44. Dogmas : TENETS
46. Increases : ADDS
47. U. S. historian : DODD
48. Vapid : STALE
51. G. and S. character : PATIENCE
55. G. and S. character : MAJORMURGATROYD
58. Spirit : ELAN
59. Kind of pigeon : STOOL
60. Poet Lazarus : EMMA
61. Punic and World : WARS
62. O'Casey et al. : SEANS
63. Judge : DEEM
1. Does lawn work : SODS
2. Touch : ABUT
3. G. and S. character : KOKO
4. Trunk bearer : ELEPHANT
5. Bids : OFFERS
6. Island of song : CAPRI
7. Old measures : ELLS
8. ___ rule : ASA
9. Pince ___ : NEZ
10. Kind of angle : OBTUSE
11. Rustic : BOOR
12. About : INRE
13. Western resort : TAOS
18. Girasol : OPAL
19. Of a mountain group : ALPINE
23. Macaroni, for one : PASTA
24. "While you're ___ . . . " : ATIT
25. Effective : VALID
26. Of a chemical compound : IMINO
27. Western range : TETON
28. Teams : POURS
29. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
30. Custody : TRUST
31. Overseers: Abbr. : SUPTS
33. Dark colors, old style : EBONS
36. Sir Harry : LAUDER
37. Old oath : EGAD
38. Delivered : RENDERED
43. Levelling staffs: Fr. : JALONS
44. Final box scores : TOTALS
45. Revise : EDIT
47. Philistine deity : DAGON
48. Merganser : SMEW
49. S. A. tree : TALA
50. Open : AJAR
51. Malay canoe : PROA
52. Alaskan port : NOME
53. Inflorescence : CYME
54. Cheese : EDAM
56. Compositions: Abbr. : MSS
57. Western Indian : UTE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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