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New York Times, Tuesday, January 25, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,200
Across
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Tightens, nautically : FRAPS
6
Readies a beer keg : TAPS
10
Principal : ARCH
14
Rent again : RELET
15
Father of mankind : ADAM
16
Travelogue pioneer : POLO
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Vesuvius's country : ITALY
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Ashen : CINEREOUS
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Weapon, in France : ARME
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Hard : STEELY
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N.Y. opera : MET
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Hudson River name : ROBERTFULTON
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Pronoun : YOU
27
Agitate : STIRUP
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Forced : COMPELLED
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Oar : SCULL
38
Nichols hero : ABIE
39
Sprites : ELVES
41
Actress Best : EDNA
42
Love of curios : VIRTU
44
Thursday, on Friday : YESTERDAY
46
Comfortable : ATEASE
48
Gang group : MOB
49
Certain space craft : LUNARORBITER
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Measures: Abbr. : PTS
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Stake ___ to (do prospecting) : ACLAIM
60
Lion's pride : MANE
61
Language of early A.D. period : LATELATIN
63
Commends : LAUDS
64
Spoken : ORAL
65
Shuffled the cards : MADE
66
Heron : EGRET
67
W.W. I hero : YORK
68
Mixes up, as type : PIES
69
Empty areas : VOIDS
Down
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Tuck, for one : FRIAR
2
Kind of rocket : RETRO
3
" . . . out like ___" : ALAMB
4
Martinique volcano : PELEE
5
Farmyard area : STY
6
With savoir-faire : TACTFULLY
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Leave-taking word : ADIEU
8
Jury list : PANEL
9
Fuses : SMELTS
10
Gibbon : APE
11
Opportunity : ROOM
12
Fingerprint, for one : CLUE
13
Large number : HOST
19
Indian peasants : RYOTS
21
Loose garment : STOLE
24
Type of bread : RYE
25
More particular : NICER
28
Fish of Europe : RUDD
29
Arm bone : ULNA
30
Freedom for motion : PLAY
31
Pepper shrub: Var. : CAVA
32
News notice : OBIT
33
Bog : MIRE
34
Corolla part : PETAL
35
Holiday time : EVE
36
Drake's home : DESMOINES
40
Big blow : STORM
43
Customary : USUAL
45
Decline : EBB
47
Pitch tents : ENCAMP
50
Asian range : ALTAI
51
Stiff : Fr. : RAIDE
52
Adult insect : IMAGO
53
Bull: Prefix : TAURI
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"The song is ___ . . . " : ENDED
55
Musical marks : RESTS
56
Bit of gamesmanship : PLOY
57
Pacific food : TARO
58
Nova, for one : STAR
62
Animal or clubman : ELK
63
Bible book: Abbr. : LEV

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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