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New York Times, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 4, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,495
Across
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At ___ (motionless) : AHALT
6
Smooth-tongued : GLIB
10
Special-interest group : BLOC
14
Amplifier, antenna, etc. : RADIO
15
Mutuel associate : PARI
16
College in New Rochelle : IONA
17
George S. Patton : OLDBLOODANDGUTS
20
Make one tired : WEARON
21
Superiority : EDGE
22
See 65 Across : THE
23
Mass., Penn., Mich., etc. : AVES
25
Slips away : ELAPSES
27
Engine speed: Abbr. : RPM
30
Austen novel : EMMA
32
Old French coin : ECU
33
Length times breadth : AREA
35
Berne's river : AARE
37
Papal vestment : ORALE
41
John L. Sullivan : BOSTONSTRONGBOY
44
Kipling, to the Indians : SAHIB
45
Comer of a sort : HEIR
46
Someone's companion : ELSE
47
Harry Lillis Crosby, with 9 Down : DER
49
Raw tobacco : LEAF
51
Poetic contraction : EER
52
Miss Oyl's friend et al. : POPEYES
56
Bit-player's idol : STAR
58
Cockney's champion : ERO
59
Big I's : EGOS
61
Beethoven's Third : EROICA
65
Roger Bacon, with 22 Across : ADMIRABLEDOCTOR
68
Ask for : SEEK
69
Kind of pencil : LEAD
70
Edict's cousin : UKASE
71
Celtic language : ERSE
72
Hence : ERGO
73
Sportscaster Rote et al. : KYLES
Down
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Lined up : AROW
2
Noted spy : HALE
3
Egyptian skink : ADDA
4
Between Virgo and Scorpio : LIBRA
5
"Is it a crime ___ too well?" : TOLOVE
6
Mail center: Abbr. : GPO
7
Do pier work : LADE
8
Sultan's decree : IRADE
9
See 47 Across : BINGLE
10
Kind of game : BIG
11
Oafs : LOUTS
12
___ house (gratis) : ONTHE
13
Upper and lower : CASES
18
"___ among a thousand . . . " : ONEMAN
19
Man of the One Hoss Shay : DEACON
24
Racket return : SMASH
26
Dictator's action : PURGE
27
Jewish scholars : RABS
28
Malay vessel : PROA
29
Interlock : MESH
31
Russian co-op : ARTEL
34
"___ in the affairs of men . . . " : ATIDE
36
Enemies of the Iroquois : ERIES
38
Skilled : ABLE
39
Leave behind : LOSE
40
Sidewalk super, e.g. : EYER
42
Child, at times : OBEYER
43
Emulated Cicero : ORATED
48
Entertain : REGALE
50
King of Egypt : FAROUK
52
Porridge partner : PEASE
53
Instruction : ORDER
54
Apples, pears, etc. : POMES
55
Unimpassioned : SOBER
57
Happy's husband : ROCKY
60
Smelting residue : SLAG
62
Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
63
Settle in snugly : COSE
64
Aphrodite's lover : ARES
66
E.T.O. nickname : IKE
67
Old name for Tokyo : EDO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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