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New York Times, Saturday, November 25, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 341 (avg 1.80)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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M
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A
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N
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X
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A
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B
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A
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B
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A
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J
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I
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M
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S
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A
L
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X
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L
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Z
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R
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O
R
A
N
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D
A
V
I
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D
F
R
O
S
T
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H
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R
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A
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R
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Q
U
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I
N
Q
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M
E
R
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G
E
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F
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O
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R
T
H
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I
G
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N
O
R
E
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S
A
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L
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A
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D
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O
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L
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A
V
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D
O
D
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M
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N
A
G
E
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L
A
K
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A
T
I
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M
E
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C
H
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N
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D
V
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N
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S
K
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N
A
N
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O
R
L
Y
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S
A
N
T
A
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M
A
N
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I
C
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O
F
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J
U
L
Y
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S
K
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I
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P
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S
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F
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L
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A
N
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U
R
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F
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O
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D
E
A
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L
O
N
G
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D
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S
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B
E
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Y
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A
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A
N
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L
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I
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N
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W
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S
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P
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,505
Across
1
Cat : MANX
5
Rhyme scheme : ABABA
10
Backus and Thorpe : JIMS
14
Man's nickname : ALEX
15
Leper : LAZAR
16
Medit. port : ORAN
17
TV host : DAVIDFROST
19
Rapid rodent : HARE
20
Used up : ATE
21
Scottish explorer : RAE
22
Five, to Caesar : QUINQUE
24
Bring together : MERGE
26
Well-known birthday, with 50 Across : FOURTH
28
Overlook : IGNORE
30
Dinner course : SALAD
34
Norwegian king : OLAV
37
Pentagon group: Abbr. : DOD
38
Run : MANAGE
39
Superior : LAKE
40
Once upon ___ : ATIME
42
Detective-fiction name : CHAN
43
City of Latvia, to Russians : DVINSK
45
Girl's nickname : NAN
46
Paris airport : ORLY
47
Xmas visitor : SANTA
48
Prophetic : MANTIC
50
See 26 Across : OFJULY
52
Plays a rope game : SKIPS
56
Trifler : FLANEUR
59
Ill-willer : FOE
61
Roman goddess : DEA
62
Huey or Russell : LONG
63
Rebellious : DISOBEYING
66
Near Island : ATTU
67
Old womanish : ANILE
68
Island off Scotland : IONA
69
Sagacious : WISE
70
Dispatches : SENDS
71
School orgs. : PTAS
Down
1
Lady's title : MADAM
2
Winged : ALATE
3
No way : NEVER
4
Repeal amendment : XXI
5
African grass : ALFA
6
Whittier's boy : BAREFOOT
7
Chemical prefix : AZO
8
Pyrenees dweller : BASQUE
9
Rubinstein : ARTUR
10
Well-known signature : JOHNHANCOCK
11
Mideast land : IRAQ
12
Japanese ship name : MARU
13
Snick and ___ : SNEE
18
Vestige : DREG
23
"___ shame!" : ITSA
25
Uttered : GIVENTONGUE
27
Kind of number : ORDINAL
29
Neighbor of Minn. : NDAK
31
Comedian Bert : LAHR
32
Arab headband : AGAL
33
Refuse : DENY
34
Auto pioneer : OLDS
35
Mauna Loa output : LAVA
36
Sib : AKIN
38
Noun ending : MENT
41
Quite a few times over : MANYFOLD
44
Umpire's call : SAFE
48
Of the mouse family : MURINE
49
Crystal-gazing words : ISEE
51
An apostle : JUDAS
53
Low-I.Q. type : IDIOT
54
Neighbor of Md. : PENNA
55
Literary works : SAGAS
56
Imperfection : FLAW
57
Novelist Pierre : LOTI
58
Hill-dwellers : ANTS
60
British decorations : OBES
64
Sloth, e.g. : SIN
65
Kennel sound : YIP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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