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New York Times, Tuesday, October 10, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,459
Across Down
1. Playwright William : INGE
5. Bowling woe : SPLIT
10. Perfume base : MUSK
14. French pronoun : NOUS
15. Game counter : PIECE
16. Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
17. Plant fungus : RUST
18. Actor Toomey : REGIS
19. Former British P. M. : EDEN
20. Restrains : INHIBITS
22. Partner to a lease : TENANT
24. Brief biography : VITA
25. Teasdale : SARA
26. Mexican dish : TAMALE
29. Counteracting agent : ANTIDOTE
33. Small type : AGATE
34. Hum gently : CROON
35. Joey, for one : PAL
36. Vetch : TARE
37. Disposition : HUMOR
38. Persian elf : PERI
39. Prefix for sex or verse : UNI
40. Enticed : LURED
41. P. I. Moslems : MOROS
42. Did Turkish-bath work : MASSAGED
44. Swell : DILATE
45. "Après ___" : VOUS
46. Cronyn : HUME
47. Stilton or Neufchâtel : CHEESE
50. Cooper's middle name : FENIMORE
54. ___ on wheels : HELL
55. Spring nymph : NAIAD
57. Abbr. in a thesis : IBID
58. Issue : EMIT
59. Emulate Cicero : ORATE
60. Chap, in London : COVE
61. Soprano Stevens : RISE
62. Tenth part : TITHE
63. Fur-bearer : SEAL
1. Cross inscription : INRI
2. Proper or improper word : NOUN
3. Speak effusively : GUSH
4. Spend the summer : ESTIVATE
5. Elf : SPRITE
6. Michelangelo work : PIETA
7. Parts of a journey : LEGS
8. French adverb : ICI
9. Will-maker : TESTATOR
10. Bacchante : MAENAD
11. Cabinet branch: Abbr. : USDA
12. Actress Anna : STEN
13. Philosopher Immanuel : KANT
21. Ill humor : BILE
23. Miss O'Brien-Moore : ERIN
25. Wimple's relative : SNOOD
26. Jazz-pianist Art : TATUM
27. Guam's capital : AGANA
28. Slugger Roger : MARIS
29. Equipped : ARMED
30. Miss Horne's milieu : OPERA
31. Card for the future : TAROT
32. Girl's name : ELISE
34. Priests, in Lyon : CURES
37. French Protestant : HUGUENOT
38. Argumentation : POLEMICS
40. Asian land : LAOS
41. Chevalier song : MIMI
43. Lithe : SVELTE
44. Port on Firth of Tay : DUNDEE
46. Open wasteland : HEATH
47. Sonny's companion : CHER
48. Half: Prefix : HEMI
49. Early Olympic site : ELIS
50. Decree : FIAT
51. Hautboy : OBOE
52. ___ Ridge : RIVA
53. Noble: Ger. : EDEL
56. Jackie's spouse : ARI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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