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New York Times, Friday, November 17, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { D J Q X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,497
Across Down
1. Bleat : BAA
4. Wheel rut : TRACK
9. Choice thing : PLUM
13. Circle part : ARC
14. Poet's advice to the sea : ROLLON
16. Finnish city : OULU
17. Suitable : FIT
18. Maltreat : ILLUSE
19. "There ___ any more" : ISNT
20. Deception : FLIMFLAM
22. Attacked : WENTAT
24. Drink : ALE
25. Cockpit man : PILOT
27. Necklaces : CHOKERS
31. Direct flight : NONSTOP
35. Passages : LANES
36. Until : UPTO
38. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
39. Wall pier : ANTA
40. Junior river : CREEK
41. Droop : FLAG
42. Cookie : SNAP
43. Way off : AFAR
44. Egg-shaped : OVATE
45. Hiawatha, once : PAPOOSE
47. Medicinal solutions : SALINES
49. Within: Prefix : INTRA
51. Zuider ___ : ZEE
52. Third largest island : BORNEO
55. Escapes : GETAWAYS
60. News item : OBIT
61. Search about : FERRET
63. Lacking color : WAN
64. Machete : BOLO
65. Novelist Anatole : FRANCE
66. Ring name : ALI
67. Personal interest : SELF
68. Accumulate : AMASS
69. Affirmative of sorts : YEP
1. Poor golf stroke : BAFF
2. Seed covering : ARIL
3. Part of a play : ACTI
4. Toys with : TRIFLES
5. Hair curler : ROLLER
6. ___ breve : ALLA
7. Group of trees : CLUMP
8. Greek island : KOS
9. Opinions : POINTSOFVIEW
10. Ardent desire : LUST
11. Forearm bone : ULNA
12. Mongrel : MUTT
15. Post–W. W. II fashion : NEWLOOK
21. Insist upon : MAKEAPOINTOF
23. Time period : EON
26. Entombs : INTERS
27. Brooch : CLASP
28. Politician Mark : HANNA
29. Available : ONTAP
30. Board man : SURFER
32. Crystalline compound : TOLAN
33. Colonizer of New Mexico : ONATE
34. Does hotel-lobby duty : PAGES
37. Vegetable : PEA
40. Reject : CASTOFF
44. Acid salts : OLEATES
46. Number : ONE
48. Victims of Cortes : AZTECS
50. German name of Zagreb : AGRAM
52. Hope, etc. : BOBS
53. Woodwind : OBOE
54. Brook : RILL
56. Girl's name : ERNA
57. Game-schedule word : AWAY
58. Conn. campus : YALE
59. Insignificant one : SNIP
62. Pitching record: Abbr. : ERA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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