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New York Times, Tuesday, November 14, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,494
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1. Actor Guinness : ALEC
5. Citizen of Muscat : OMANI
10. Chinese idol : JOSS
14. Mrs. Helmer : NORA
15. Jacob's father-in-law : LABAN
16. State of Uinta Mountains : UTAH
17. "Moi," to Louis XIV : ETAT
18. Stage curtains : DROPS
19. Oliver Twist's plea : MORE
20. Magic : WITCHERY
22. Midwestern capital : TOPEKA
24. Leander's love : HERO
25. Garb in Gwalior : SARI
26. "___ is an island" : NOMAN
29. Famed high-wire family : WALLENDAS
34. Indian state : ORISSA
36. "Take-me-out" place : BALLGAME
37. Gender: Abbr. : MASC
38. Small wood : GROVE
40. Augustan poet : OVID
41. Achieved : ATTAINED
43. Specify : DEFINE
45. The Caine, for one : DESTROYER
47. Subsequent : AFTER
48. Miss Elliot : CASS
49. Frontier hero : EARP
51. Hell : TOPHET
54. Star-shaped : STELLATE
58. The Kalevala, for one : EPIC
59. Inventors' fortes : IDEAS
61. Trojan hero : AJAX
62. Ohio city : LIMA
63. Objet d'art : CURIO
64. Concern : CARE
65. Incline : LEAN
66. Head covering : SCALP
67. Greek Cupid : EROS
1. Over : ANEW
2. French author : LOTI
3. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
4. Unplanned : CATCHASCATCHCAN
5. Senior : OLDER
6. Squash variety : MARROW
7. " . . . an old man, read to by ___ " : ABOY
8. Downy coating : NAP
9. Put in position : INSTALLED
10. Diving board, e.g. : JUMPINGOFFPLACE
11. Early Nebraskan : OTOE
12. Channel island : SARK
13. N. Y. stadium : SHEA
21. Plymouth Rocks : HENS
23. City in Russia : OREL
25. Croat, for one : SLAV
26. Tuareg : NOMAD
27. Hold forth : ORATE
28. Drizzles : MISTS
30. Habitation : ABODE
31. Ship's crane : DAVIT
32. Chemical compound : AMINE
33. Jewish feast : SEDER
35. Freethinkers : AGNOSTICS
39. Old Portuguese coins: Var. : REYS
42. Dies ___ : IRAE
44. Between viscount and marquis : EARL
46. Repeat in detail : RETAIL
50. Fabulist : AESOP
51. Rossini hero : TELL
52. English painter : OPIE
53. Arizona Indian : PIMA
54. Evening, in Italy : SERA
55. Open : AJAR
56. Edible root : TARO
57. Former mates : EXES
60. French title : DUC

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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