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New York Times, Friday, November 24, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,504
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1. Sad ballad subject : CAFE
5. Dims : FADES
10. Being: Lat. : ESSE
14. Image : IDOL
15. Rule the ___ : ROOST
16. Hard or soft item : ROLL
17. Starch root : TARO
18. African mammal : OKAPI
19. Army men: Abbr. : NCOS
20. Corrects : EMENDS
22. City in Illinois : KANKAKEE
24. West German city : GOTTINGEN
26. Mid-Atlantic map listing : CANARYIS
29. Riddle : ENIGMA
33. "It's ___" : ADATE
34. Peter and Ivan : TSARS
36. Governor's nickname : RON
37. Winged Victory : NIKE
38. Biblical well : AIN
39. Persian writing : ZEND
40. Golf equipment : TEE
41. Youngman : HENNY
43. Garbo, for one : SWEDE
44. Abrupt : SUDDEN
46. Auto parts : GASLINES
48. Ballet posture : ARABESQUE
50. V.I.P. in a strike : MEDIATOR
53. Suave : URBANE
57. Alaskan Governor : EGAN
58. Native of Tabriz : IRANI
60. Locale : AREA
61. Forty days : LENT
62. Levant : OSCAR
63. Spiteful ones : CATS
64. Card : TREY
65. Clear: Fr. : NETTE
66. Heal : KNIT
1. Recall : CITE
2. Furniture style : ADAM
3. Golf word : FORE
4. Extend : ELONGATE
5. Name for a snowman : FROSTY
6. Approval, astronaut style : AOK
7. Disappear : DOAKISSINGERACT
8. "___ Harlem" (piano piece) : ESPAN
9. Bar order : STINGER
10. Verdi opera : ERNANI
11. "___ it to me!" : SOCK
12. Wild plum : SLOE
13. Otherwise : ELSE
21. Schary : DORE
23. Murray et al. : KENS
25. Giant : TITAN
26. Result of ifs and buts : CANTS
27. Farewell : ADIEU
28. Defenseless : NAKED
30. Immature : GREEN
31. Haut ___ : MONDE
32. Mountains : ANDES
35. Writer Seton and others : ANYAS
39. Biscuit : ZWIEBACK
41. Wife of Zeus : HERA
42. Maternal kinship : ENATION
43. Affront : SLUR
45. Delicate : DAINTY
47. Escort : SQUIRE
49. Purse: Ger. : BORSE
50. Dissolve : MELT
51. Czech river : EGER
52. Melancholy one : DANE
54. Islands near Galway : ARAN
55. Pacific grass : NETI
56. Near or Far : EAST
59. Writer Hentoff : NAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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