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New York Times, Thursday, September 6, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,790
Across Down
1. Yielded : GAVE
5. Chimney part : FLUE
9. Cool one's heels : WAIT
13. Behind, at sea : ABAFT
15. Full of streaks : LINY
16. River in Italy : ARNO
17. Welcome rialto visitor : BUTTERANDEGGMAN
20. "___ news to me" : ITS
21. Dull finish : MATTE
22. Sierra ___ : LEONE
23. News service : UPI
24. Caviar : ROE
26. Cincinnati player : RED
27. Idol's time : MATINEE
31. Front : VAN
33. Brewing yeast : BARM
34. Persian, e.g. : CAT
35. Glossy surface : ENAMEL
39. Medley : OLIO
40. Additional : OTHER
42. Sea phenomenon : TIDE
43. Baked ___ : ALASKA
45. Suffix for one engaged in : IER
46. Completed a cake : ICED
47. Explosive : TNT
48. Butcher's helper : CLEAVER
50. Mountain pass : COL
53. W. W. II agency : OSS
55. U. S. humorist : ADE
56. To the left, to sailors : APORT
58. Quiet's partner : PEACE
61. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
64. Warning of a sort : CHEESEITTHECOPS
67. Boo's relative : HISS
68. Portico : STOA
69. Antoinette : MARIE
70. Former, in poems : ERST
71. Famous William : PENN
72. Youth org. : YMCA
1. Taro of Pacific : GABI
2. Border on : ABUT
3. Tubs : VATS
4. Newt : EFT
5. Like Kansas : FLAT
6. Fluff : LINT
7. "___ Milk Wood" : UNDER
8. Hurricane center : EYE
9. Carry on : WAGE
10. Tank feature : ARMOR
11. Pointless : INANE
12. ___ down (softened) : TONED
14. Conductors' concerns : TEMPI
18. April needs : RAINCOATS
19. Gather : GLEAN
23. Extreme : UTMOST
25. Cheat : OVERREACH
27. Shaded walk : MALL
28. Song : ARIA
29. Erode : EAT
30. Moral : ETHIC
32. Son of a kind : NATIVE
33. Snake : BOA
36. Word in a Steinbeck title : MICE
37. German river : EDER
38. Commanded : LED
41. Lamprey : EEL
44. Units of speed : KNOTS
49. Revoke, in law : ADEEM
50. Conceal : CACHE
51. Biblical gold-mining area : OPHIR
52. Loam deposit : LOESS
54. Rancor : SPITE
57. Remainder : REST
59. Jacket : ETON
60. ___ angle (obliquely) : ATAN
61. Campus quarters : DORM
62. On a grand scale : EPIC
63. Cruising : ASEA
65. Sixth-sense initials : ESP
66. Islet : CAY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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