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New York Times, Wednesday, October 11, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,460
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1. Familiar call, with 5 Across : PLAY
5. See 1 Across : BALL
9. Certain game outcomes : TIES
13. Lighten : EASE
14. Egg-shaped : OVOID
16. Did a jockey's chore : RODE
17. Formerly, of old : ERST
18. Hoosier poet : RILEY
19. Settled : ALIT
20. Pirate league : NATIONAL
22. Ants : EMMETS
24. Eye part : LENS
25. Twist, in Scotland : WIP
26. Samoan bird : MAOMAO
30. Regime such as Tweed's : BOSSDOM
34. Chekhov : ANTON
35. Drive away : SHOO
37. Mata ___ : HARI
38. Equipment : GEAR
39. Mortimer : SNERD
40. Russian soldier : IVAN
41. Blades : OARS
42. River near Paris : OISE
43. Kind of fence : SPITE
44. Adjusts accurately : TRUESUP
46. Swanee man : FOSTER
47. Caboose or coupe : CAR
48. French husband : MARI
50. October, 1970, hero : ORIOLE
53. League of Indians : AMERICAN
58. Walden : POND
59. More painful : SORER
61. Item often picked : BONE
62. London gallery : TATE
63. String : TWINE
64. Greek letter : IOTA
65. Theater signs : SROS
66. Without: Suffix : LESS
67. Short distance : STEP
1. Hammer end : PEEN
2. Zhivago's love : LARA
3. Staff man: Abbr. : ASST
4. Abominable Snowman : YETI
5. Island near Philippines : BORNEO
6. Relating to birds : AVIAN
7. Lounges : LOLLS
8. Kind of detector : LIE
9. Ocean nomads : TRAMPSHIPS
10. Girl of Greek myth : IOLE
11. Do copyreading : EDIT
12. Determines : SETS
15. Tree product : DYEWOOD
21. Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
23. Wrongly: Prefix : MIS
26. Barbary ape : MAGOT
27. Close to, to poets : ANEAR
28. Hokkaido port : OTARU
29. Dot-dash systems : MORSECODES
30. Tiresome one : BORE
31. Nautical crane : DAVIT
32. Speechify : ORATE
33. Forty-niner : MINER
35. Cut : SNIP
36. Men : HES
39. Most tart : SOUREST
43. Evening on the Seine : SOIR
45. Mineo : SAL
46. French relatives : FRERES
48. Antoinette : MARIE
49. Choir responses : AMENS
50. Chooses : OPTS
51. Arena sound : ROAR
52. Division word : INTO
54. Wading bird : IBIS
55. Ducklike bird : COOT
56. ___-bellum : ANTE
57. Wagon tongue : NEAP
60. Pussycat's friend : OWL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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