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New York Times, Tuesday, November 28, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 329 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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P
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J
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J
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,508
Across
1
Wag : JOKER
6
Iotas : JOTS
10
Billings : JOSH
14
Rocket stage : AGENA
15
Black : EBON
16
Outside: Prefix : ECTO
17
Snatch : WREST
18
Withered : SERE
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Lafitte : JEAN
20
Dotage : SENILITY
22
Having a sharp point : ACUATE
24
Evergreens : FIRS
25
Thin ___ (touchy) : SKINNED
26
Golf clubs : SPOONS
29
Ill will : SPITE
30
Military chaplain : PADRE
31
Farm animals : SWINE
32
Patient man : JOB
35
Article : ITEM
36
Due : OWING
37
Be weak-minded : DOTE
38
Three: Prefix : TER
39
Kind of hanger : CRAPE
40
What made Flip Wilson do it : DEVIL
41
Deem : JUDGE
42
Turn down : REJECT
43
Renounces : ABJURES
46
Jazz jargon : JIVE
47
Repair-shop offering : LOANER
48
Discriminating : JUDICIAL
52
Racetrack figure : TOUT
53
Object of admiration : IDOL
55
In agreement : ATONE
56
Part of A.D. : ANNO
57
Blue-green hue : NILE
58
Mortise's opposite : TENON
59
Dampens flax : RETS
60
Comprehends : GETS
61
Anthony and Barbara : EDENS
Down
1
Facial features : JAWS
2
Frightful one : OGRE
3
Astute : KEEN
4
Sword-shaped : ENSIFORM
5
Rigging ladder : RATLINE
6
"He ___ at scars, that never ... " : JESTS
7
Mind : OBEY
8
Crag : TOR
9
Kind of suspicion : SNEAKING
10
Dull : JEJUNE
11
Indian, for one : OCEAN
12
Condition : STATE
13
Sharpened : HONED
21
Phase II agency: Abbr. : IRS
23
Summon : CITE
25
Ridge : SPINE
26
Narrow point of land : SPIT
27
Ofttimes bald spot : PATE
28
Breslau's river : ODER
29
Snitch : SWIPE
31
Lurches : SWAGS
32
Cry of surprise, with "by" : JOVE
33
Of the ear : OTIC
34
Hard blow : BELT
36
Buyer's chore : ORDERING
37
Blue : DEJECTED
39
Restore : CURE
40
Wander : DEVIATE
41
Cabals : JUNTOS
42
Get ___ of (junk) : RID
43
Sacred table : ALTAR
44
Daniel or Pat : BOONE
45
Pleasure trip : JAUNT
46
Verne : JULES
48
Shock : JOLT
49
Village near Sacramento : IONE
50
Soon : ANON
51
Camera part : LENS
54
Stamping device : DIE

Answer summary: 4 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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