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New York Times, Tuesday, October 17, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,466
Across Down
1. Famous whaler : AHAB
5. Restraint : LEASH
10. Ball of yarn : CLEW
14. Scruff : NAPE
15. Fisher : EDDIE
16. Author of "Hernani" : HUGO
17. Pub order : SHANDYGAFF
19. Poet-astronomer : OMAR
20. Civil War battle site : ANTIETAM
21. Overturn : TOPPLE
23. Clairvoyant : SEER
24. Caroline island : YAP
25. Part of a bulldozer : SCOOP
28. Zeus or Vishnu : GOD
31. Sailing vessel : KETCH
35. Inflexible : IRON
36. Ancient Mideast land : SUMER
38. Hamlet, for one : ROLE
39. Namely: Abbr. : VIZ
40. Painter Rembrandt ___ : PEALE
41. Roll-call vote : YEA
42. Iowa city : AMES
44. Ruins : ASHES
45. Course : ROAD
46. Retreats : NESTS
48. Air Force acronym : TAC
49. Esmond or VIII : HENRY
50. Tease : RIB
52. Western art colony : TAOS
54. Silky wool : ALPACA
57. Strong yellows : GAMBOGES
61. Cartoon girl : LULU
62. Catchword : SHIBBOLETH
64. Near: Fr. : PRES
65. Pillage : RIFLE
66. One of a Caesarian trio : VENI
67. Red and Black : SEAS
68. Flower : ASTER
69. Cheese : EDAM
1. Handle-like part : ANSA
2. Nobel chemist of 1944 : HAHN
3. ___ on the back : APAT
4. Blessing : BENISON
5. Philippine island : LEYTE
6. Folksy U.S. poet : EDGARGUEST
7. Furniture style : ADAM
8. Thor's wife : SIF
9. Muscular : HEFTY
10. Helicopter : CHOPPER
11. Kind of sum : LUMP
12. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
13. Wasted gradually : WORE
18. Intense : DEEP
22. Hard wood : OAK
25. Hebrew month : SIVAN
26. Arson or mugging : CRIME
27. Exudes : OOZES
29. Normandy beach : OMAHA
30. Causing pleasure : DELECTABLE
32. Evergreen shrub : TOYON
33. Net : CLEAR
34. Stimulating : HEADY
36. Marienbad : SPA
37. In medias ___ : RES
43. Waltz man : STRAUSS
45. Determination : RESOLVE
47. "___ transit . . . " : SIC
49. Vagrant : HOBO
51. Iraqi port : BASRA
53. Traffic-light color : AMBER
54. Julian, Carnic, etc. : ALPS
55. Decoy : LURE
56. Pretext : PLEA
57. Talent : GIFT
58. Turned right : GEED
59. Sight from Catania : ETNA
60. Leveling piece : SHIM
63. Pronoun : HIS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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