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New York Times, Monday, October 30, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Pre-duel move : SLAP
5. District of Paris : PASSY
10. River of New Mexico : MORA
14. City of Kansas : IOLA
15. Kind of indigestion : ACUTE
16. Land of shahs : IRAN
17. Castle guard : MOAT
18. Partner of tease : STRIP
19. Ointment : NARD
20. Mahalia Jackson's forte : SPIRITUAL
22. Dental job : INLAY
23. Olive genus : OLEA
24. Wash : LAVE
26. Priest's vestment : ALB
29. Fitzgerald : ELLA
31. Spoke huskily : RASPED
35. George Eliot hero : SILAS
37. Steed that helped open West : IRONHORSE
39. Currier's friend : IVES
40. Field crossing : STILE
41. So long! : TATA
42. Demolished : DESTROYED
44. Half a German spa : BADEN
45. Access : ENTREE
46. Utah's flower : SEGO
48. Steel-furnace input : ORE
49. Kiln : OAST
51. Valueless : NULL
53. Jump : BOUND
56. Familiarize : HABITUATE
61. Cooking pot : OLLA
62. Big shot : MOGUL
63. Paris station : GARE
64. Diner's guide : MENU
65. On one's toes : ALERT
66. Of an epoch : ERAL
67. Gravy holder : BOAT
68. Overgrown with rushes : SEDGY
69. Twilled fabrics : REPS
1. U. S. admiral of W. W. I : SIMS
2. Plane-stunter's maneuver : LOOP
3. Jai ___ : ALAI
4. Father: Prefix : PATRO
5. Soft shade : PASTEL
6. Fact : ACTUALITY
7. Koran chapter : SURA
8. Moonshine gear : STILL
9. Slangy agreement : YEP
10. Fats's home : MINNESOTA
11. Test : ORAL
12. ___ avis : RARA
13. Williams : ANDY
21. ___ du Salut : ILES
22. Biblical city : IVAH
25. English composer : ARNE
26. Actor's remark : ASIDE
27. Perk up : LIVEN
28. Hallowed : BLEST
30. Zodiac sign : ARIES
32. Madrid sight : PRADO
33. Chemical compound : ESTER
34. U. S. diplomat Silas : DEANE
36. Shepard or Glenn : ASTRONAUT
38. Artist Claes : OLDENBURG
40. Old wooden tubs : SOES
43. Make out : READ
44. Change parties : BOLT
47. Court plea : GUILTY
50. Oar pin : THOLE
52. German pistol : LUGER
53. Flop on Broadway : BOMB
54. Table spread : OLEO
55. Arm bone : ULNA
57. Matured : AGED
58. Swiss river : AARE
59. Booby ___ : TRAP
60. Fish : EELS
62. College degrees : MAS

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