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New York Times, Wednesday, October 4, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,453
Across
1. Astound : AMAZE
6. Finish-line material : TAPE
10. Did-choir duty : SANG
14. Automatic pilot : ROBOT
15. Rams' mates : EWES
16. Canal : ERIE
17. Brass : ALLOY
18. Irish vagabonds : RAPPAREES
20. Utah's insect : BEE
21. Earth : MARL
23. Words of certainty : INFACT
24. Small parrot : LORIKEET
26. Leader of the Shakers : LEE
27. Exact satisfaction : REVENGE
30. Electrical network : GRID
32. TV figure with a word : SPONSOR
33. Suborder of birds : OSCINES
37. African grassland : VELD
38. Transfer : CEDE
39. Deposed king of Yugoslavia : PETERII
43. Stamps : POSTAGE
46. City near Utica : ROME
47. Ascribed to : IMPUTED
48. Biblical king : ASA
51. Spawning salmon's course : UPSTREAM
53. Cloud form: Prefix : STRATO
55. Unfeeling : HARD
56. Gibbon : APE
59. Men's wear, usually blue : SERGESUIT
61. Recess in a shore : INLET
63. African lily : ALOE
64. Slave of old England : ESNE
65. One who observes : NOTER
66. Deviates from course : YAWS
67. Settles : SAGS
68. Feel one's way : GROPE
Down
1. Graceful horse : ARAB
2. Burrower : MOLE
3. Qualified : ABLE
4. Central Park unit : ZOO
5. Root words : ETYMONS
6. Skye, for one : TERRIER
7. Go for ___ : AWALK
8. Get-up-and-go : PEP
9. Discoverers : ESPIERS
10. Feudal worker : SERF
11. Of a space : AREAL
12. Relative : NIECE
13. Exploit : GESTE
19. Caper : ANTIC
22. Ship of legend : ARGO
24. "Neither borrower nor ___ be" : LENDER
25. Self : EGO
27. Invitation initials : RSVP
28. Dueling weapon : EPEE
29. Show-horse's gait : VOLT
31. Pronouncement : DICTUM
34. Well-ordered : NEAT
35. Brink : EDGE
36. Small pearl : SEED
40. Go the ___ (persist) : ROUTE
41. Obtrudes : IMPOSES
42. Plural ending : IES
43. Publishes without sanction : PIRATES
44. Tenth of an ephah : OMER
45. Turning the soil : SPADING
48. Evaluate : ASSAY
49. Stone pillar : STELA
50. Cupid's accessory : ARROW
52. Object : THING
54. Years and years : AGES
56. Musical part : ALTO
57. Chirp : PEEP
58. Exist: Fr. : ETRE
60. "Good old ___" : USA
62. Direction: Abbr. : NOR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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