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New York Times, Friday, October 13, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 339 (avg 1.79)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has duplicate clues.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,462
Across
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Sacs : CYSTS
6
Abyssinian weight : KASM
10
Smith or Bede : ADAM
14
Headgear for some : HALOS
15
This: Sp. : ESTA
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De ___ (elegant) : LUXE
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Roman steed : EQUUS
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Startling thing : EYEPOPPER
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Performed, as by a chorus : SUNG
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NASA project : APOLLO
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Sea direction : ESE
23
Near thing : TIGHTSQUEEZE
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Paper promise : IOU
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Maine lake : SEBAGO
31
Winter sport : SKIJORING
37
Entrench : DIGIN
38
Roster : ROTA
39
Blinds, in falconry : SEELS
41
Italian numeral : NOVE
42
French pupil : ELEVE
44
Bipedal : TWOLEGGED
46
Winged seed : SAMARA
48
Lived : WAS
49
Near thing : NARROWSQUEAK
56
Time of day: Abbr. : AFT
59
Civil War battle : SHILOH
60
Miami's county : DADE
61
Mets ace : TOMSEAVER
63
Silas Marner, e.g. : MISER
64
Marital discards : EXES
65
Mets, Jets or Nets : TEAM
66
Lend ___ (heed) : ANEAR
67
Auld lang ___ : SYNE
68
Depots: Abbr. : STNS
69
The tube, in Soho : TELLY
Down
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Popular X-ray subject : CHEST
2
Sonoran Indian : YAQUI
3
Hurled : SLUNG
4
Like some steaks : TOUGH
5
Draft H. Q. : SSS
6
Hush up : KEEPQUIET
7
"___ Like It" : ASYOU
8
Memorial pillar : STELE
9
Acer-family members : MAPLES
10
Peak : ALP
11
Carbon copy, for short : DUPE
12
Cuts down : AXES
13
French parent : MERE
19
Gave out slowly : OOZED
21
Hebrew lyres : ASORS
24
Spanish uncle : TIO
25
Krafft-___ : EBING
28
Eager : AGOG
29
Devote : GIVE
30
United : ONED
31
Mexican men: Abbr. : SRES
32
Russian peninsula : KOLA
33
Particular : ITEM
34
Man of Djakarta : JAVAN
35
Fresh : NEW
36
Fireflies : GLOWWORMS
40
Skirt feature : SLASH
43
Annul : ERASE
45
Title: Abbr. : ESQ
47
Nirvana attainers : ARHATS
50
Fix firmly : RIVET
51
N. Y. city : OLEAN
52
City of Italy : UDINE
53
Stand : EASEL
54
"It's ___!" : ADEAL
55
Tralee's county : KERRY
56
Chemical endings : ATES
57
Shrewd : FOXY
58
Feds : TMEN
62
Direction : SSE
63
Londos's milieu : MAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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