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New York Times, Wednesday, October 18, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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L
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,467
Across
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Religious leader : LAMA
5
Swiftly : APACE
10
Hungarian river : RAAB
14
Arab garments : ABAS
15
Take a swim : BATHE
16
___ Royale : ISLE
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Little man who made gold of straw : RUMPELSTILTSKIN
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Sedate : STAID
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Tenth anniversary : TIN
22
Town officer : REEVE
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Widow : RELICT
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Alpaca's home : ANDES
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Vast : OCEANIC
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British letter : ZED
31
Move suddenly : DART
32
Pronoun : SHE
34
Fitted together, as tables : NESTED
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Unoccupied : IDLE
40
Halfhearted : TEPID
42
Money in Rome : LIRE
43
Knitting aid : NEEDLE
45
Daughter of Cadmus : INO
46
Famous pseudonym : ELIA
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Common verb suffix : ING
49
Add to the pot : SWEETEN
51
Leblanc's detective : LUPIN
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Makes a scene : ACTSUP
57
Escape : ELUDE
58
Meadow sound : MAA
59
Flowing garments : ROBES
63
High-level meddler : INTERVENTIONIST
66
Nurse shark : GATA
67
Bethlehem product : STEEL
68
Girl's name : ILSE
69
Attention-getting cries : HEYS
70
Neckwear : BEADS
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Number ending : TEEN
Down
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Porsena : LARS
2
Lie next to : ABUT
3
"I remember ___" : MAMA
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Pronounced the letter "h" : ASPIRATED
5
Latin case: Abbr. : ABL
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Artistic potpourri : PASTICHE
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Athenian : ATTIC
8
Drapery cloth : CHINTZ
9
Fish : EEL
10
Up : RISEN
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Requested : ASKED
12
Vibrant : ALIVE
13
Czech President : BENES
18
Anthony : EDEN
19
Swap : TRADE
24
Lend an ear : LISTEN
26
Norse god : ODIN
27
Suffix for motor : CADE
28
Gardner : ERLE
30
Provides with : ENDOWS
33
Roof piece : EPI
35
Cautionary advice : SLEEPONIT
36
Joust : TILT
37
Historic canal : ERIE
38
Rusk or Acheson : DEAN
41
Put in office : INSTATED
44
Ocean queen : LINER
48
Reproductive cell : GAMETE
50
Large kangaroo : EURO
51
Poet Hunt : LEIGH
52
Arm bones : ULNAE
53
Window-pane sealer : PUTTY
54
Notions : IDEAS
56
Crete's capital : CANEA
60
Ill temper : BILE
61
Common Latin verb : ESSE
62
Gun : STEN
64
Open to view: Abbr. : VSB
65
They, in France : ILS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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