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New York Times, Wednesday, January 19, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.46, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,194
Across
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Mary’s follower : LAMB
5
Place for a flower : LAPEL
10
Malay dagger: Var. : KRIS
14
Medicinal plant : ALOE
15
Lyric work : EPODE
16
Sight in some trees : NEST
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Big man in New York : WILLISREED
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Preposition : INTO
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Type of sack : SAD
21
Restrain : STEM
22
Ham, for one : ACTOR
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French land areas : ILES
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Pitcher’s mistake : BALK
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Churchman : ELDER
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Basketball player : HOOPSTER
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Avarice : GREED
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Orson : BEAN
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Indian of West : REE
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Dave the ___ (Stallworth) : RAVE
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Granite center : BARRE
37
Arid : SERE
38
___ one’s words : ATE
39
Certain bills : ONES
40
Arab notable : SHEIK
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DeBusschere and Bradley : FORWARDS
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Nixon’s ___ Two : PHASE
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Mars : ARES
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Pickens : SLIM
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Used the water cooler : DRANK
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River duck : TEAL
51
Erwin : STU
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Engrossed : RAPT
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Big man in New York : JERRYLUCAS
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Gaelic : ERSE
59
Animated : ALIVE
60
___ duck : LAME
61
Title-search necessity : DEED
62
More mature : RIPER
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Word with chic or bien : TRES
Down
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Statutes : LAWS
2
Inter ___ : ALIA
3
Matrix : MOLD
4
___ canto : BEL
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Ex-Ranger Patrick : LESTER
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After: Fr. : APRES
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Frost output : POEM
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Dutch commune : EDE
9
Guided : LED
10
Garden denizens : KNICKS
11
Tenants’ concern : RENT
12
Ratio words : ISTO
13
Type of battery: Abbr. : STOR
18
Placed apart : ISLED
22
Mountain : ALP
23
Brainstorm for Pascal : IDEE
24
Wild animals : BOARS
25
Top rating : AONE
26
Muse : ERATO
27
Item used with a fulcrum : LEVER
28
“___ Johnny” : HERES
29
Park assets : TREES
30
Uncanny : EERIE
31
Smell : REEK
32
___ Spee : GRAF
33
Large combos : BANDS
36
Dull lecturer : BORE
37
Pillow cover : SHAM
40
Carny man : SHILL
42
Word on post-office posters : WANTED
43
Large vessel : ARK
44
Golfer Gary : PLAYER
46
Tennis shot : SERVE
47
Scott : DRED
48
Steak preference : RARE
49
Church part : APSE
50
Fall over : TRIP
51
Item on Namath’s knee : SCAR
52
Drab : TAME
53
Employs : USES
55
Kitchen receptacle : JAR
56
Wallach : ELI
57
Last month: Abbr. : ULT

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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