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New York Times, Thursday, November 23, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,503
Across
1. "My bed is ___" (R.L.S.) : ABOAT
6. Partner of polish : SPIT
10. Polish river : PEGA
14. Capacious : LARGE
15. "___ soit . . . " : HONI
16. Jannings : EMIL
17. Biotic goal : BALANCEOFNATURE
20. De la Cité et al. : ILES
21. State of misery : HELL
22. Discernment : TASTE
23. O'Brien or Boone : PAT
24. Italian wine center : ASTI
26. "He who ___, teaches" (G.B.S.) : CANNOT
30. Brought into harmony : ATTUNED
33. Boiled ___ : INOIL
34. Ballet movement : PLIE
35. Water, in Lyon : EAU
37. Population and pollution, e.g. : ECOLOGYCONCERNS
41. Word with Gatos or Alamos : LOS
42. Algerian city : ORAN
43. Merge : UNITE
44. Success, almost : NEARWIN
47. Plant again : RESEED
48. ___ de jambe : ROND
49. Distress call : SOS
50. Lariat : RIATA
53. Smidgen : IOTA
55. Edict : FIAT
59. Adverb for conservationists : ENVIRONMENTALLY
62. Experts : ACES
63. Dance : REEL
64. Felix or Alfred : ADLER
65. Trading center : MART
66. Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
67. Plaster of Paris : GESSO
Down
1. French cathedral town : ALBI
2. Idol : BAAL
3. Heraldic border : ORLE
4. Turkish chiefs : AGAS
5. Number : TEN
6. Ghostly robe : SHEET
7. Table game : POOL
8. Economic problem : INFLATION
9. Kind of horn : TIN
10. Keep : PETAIN
11. Australian birds : EMUS
12. Encircled : GIRT
13. Sheltered : ALEE
18. Bird : CHAT
19. Alaskan island : ATTU
23. Game : POLO
25. British carbine : STEN
26. Pale blue : CIEL
27. Canal Zone city : ANCON
28. Necktie of old West : NOOSE
29. ___ desperandum : NIL
30. Northern highway : ALCAN
31. Uncanny : EERIE
32. Beatrice's friend : DANTE
34. Pungent liquids : PYRIDINES
36. Employed : USED
38. Formal wear : GOWN
39. Signals : CUES
40. Printing measures : ENS
45. One handy with a brush : ARTIST
46. Outcry : ROAR
47. Horse : ROAN
49. Stone pillar : STELE
50. Quantity of paper : REAM
51. S. A. Indian : INCA
52. Assert : AVER
54. Augury : OMEN
55. Pale : FADE
56. Troubles : ILLS
57. Beverages : ALES
58. Novice : TYRO
60. Danish coin : ORE
61. Game : TAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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