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New York Times, Wednesday, January 26, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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R
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U
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Z
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S
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S
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P
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M
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B
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G
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C
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,201
Across
1
London literary street : GRUB
5
Abrade : RASP
9
Lawsuit loser's burden : COSTS
14
Adult pike : LUCE
15
Ironwood of Asia : ACLE
16
Brightened : LITUP
17
Evils : ILLS
18
Victor Herbert song : THINEALONE
20
Do publicity work : BEATTHEDRUM
22
Indonesia's old name: Abbr. : NEI
23
Fury : IRE
24
Legendary Greek musician : ORPHEUS
26
Asian peninsula : MALAY
29
Island area of Cairo : RODA
31
Arbiters, for short : UMPS
32
Ardent fan : IDOLIZER
34
Forsyte, for one : SAGA
36
Bulgarian coin : LEV
37
Katmandu residents : NEPALIS
39
She, in Germany : SIE
42
Cake ingredients : EGGS
44
Stirring thing : TEASPOON
46
Jacob's brother : ESAU
48
Abound : TEEM
50
Japanese natives : AINUS
51
Chorus : REFRAIN
53
Billing method: Abbr. : CIF
54
Yellow fish : ORF
55
Compromise : MEETHALFWAY
61
Wintergreen fruits : TEABERRIES
63
Bowling alley : LANE
64
Skull part : INION
65
Firm character : GRIT
66
Miss Millay : EDNA
67
Game fishes : CEROS
68
Bygone days : YORE
69
Rough waters : SEAS
Down
1
Fluent : GLIB
2
___ of thumb : RULE
3
Western univ. : UCLA
4
Barbarous : BESTIAL
5
Early, in Milton's day : RATHE
6
Back woe : ACHE
7
Hit the dirt : SLID
8
Tarkington character : PENROD
9
Holding device : CLAMP
10
Flattering speech : OIL
11
Certain artisan : STONEMASON
12
Adjustment : TUNEUP
13
Smelting mixture : SPEISS
19
Large land mass : EURASIA
21
Taxing : TRYING
25
Cherish : HUG
26
Angular measure : MIL
27
American humorist : ADE
28
Romance : LOVEAFFAIR
29
Good name, for short : REP
30
Lecture : ORATE
33
More piquant : ZESTIER
35
Jump on : ASSAIL
38
Space vehicle : LEM
40
Debt acknowledgment : IOU
41
Existent being : ENS
43
Crude sugar of India : GUR
45
Trifles : PIFFLES
46
Amatory : EROTIC
47
Unruffled : SERENE
49
Atom's forte : ENERGY
52
Certain endings : AMENS
53
Prestige : CASTE
56
Novice: Var. : TIRO
57
Apparent or presumptive one : HEIR
58
Ford : WADE
59
Tolstoy character : ANNA
60
Votes : YEAS
62
Stadium sound : BOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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