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New York Times, Thursday, November 16, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,496
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1. Sugar bowls : SUCRIERS
9. Swelterer's remark : PHEW
13. Behind the eightball : UPTHECREEK
15. Plate of an astrolabe : RETE
16. Identify : PUTONESFINGERON
18. 100 square meters : ARE
19. Where a cockney lives : OME
20. Starlite and hyacinth : ZIRCONS
21. Try hard : STRIVE
23. Lacking, with "of" : DEVOID
24. Minstrel-show instrument : BANJO
26. Legal excuse, in England : ESSOIN
29. Wordless : TACIT
32. Duck genus : ANAS
34. Part of a Chinese name : TSE
35. Residence : ABODE
36. U. N. name : DAG
37. Philanderers : ROUES
39. Get-up-and-go : PEP
40. Greek letter : BETA
41. Incipience : ONSET
42. Pass : ELAPSE
45. Offset : ERASE
47. Way : COURSE
49. Dormice : LEROTS
53. Transoceanic : OVERSEA
55. Focal point : HUB
56. Neckpiece : LEI
57. Escape : GETOUTFROMUNDER
60. Jacob ___, social worker : RIIS
61. ___ around (repetition) : SECONDTIME
62. Noun suffix : ENCE
63. Salad ingredients : RADISHES
1. Burst of activity : SPURT
2. Complete : UTTER
3. Part of an operatic name : CHO
4. Refurbish : RENOVATE
5. Obsolescent dealers : ICEMEN
6. Gaelic : ERSE
7. Ump's relative : REF
8. Confiscate : SEIZE
9. Summary : PRECIS
10. "Father of History" : HERODOTUS
11. School founded by Henry VI : ETON
12. Cysts : WENS
13. Poisonous tree : UPAS
14. Cutlery : KNIVES
17. Cross-ribbed silk : GROS
22. Footnote abbr. : IBID
23. Gift getter : DONATEE
25. Gem : JADE
27. Listener's phrase : ISEE
28. ___-ce pas? : NEST
29. Put on film : TAPE
30. Biblical name : ABEL
31. Right on : COPACETIC
33. Chinese gelatin : AGAR
37. "Gather ye ___" : ROSEBUDS
38. Great guy : ONER
40. Green ___ : BERETS
43. Full of interstices : POROSE
44. Blind cetacean : SUSU
46. Grad : ALUMNI
48. Less hazardous : SAFER
50. Trite thing : OLDIE
51. Swarms : TEEMS
52. Progenitor : SIRE
53. Dreaded person : OGRE
54. Style : VEIN
55. Headgear : HOOD
58. Electronics initials : RCA
59. Degree : NTH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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