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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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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,505
Across Down
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
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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