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New York Times, Thursday, November 30, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,510
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1. "This seat is ___" : TAKEN
6. Absorb : ENGROSS
13. Take out : DELETE
14. Old-World area : NEAREAST
15. Straightens : ALINES
16. Large cabinets : ARMOIRES
17. ___ Plaines : DES
18. Accounts : STORIES
20. Drunkard : SOT
21. Prospector's quest : LODE
22. Political tactic : SMEAR
27. Musical key : AMINOR
29. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
30. Trices : MOMENTS
32. Spoke with cadence : LILTED
34. Outdoor interludes : AIRINGS
35. Plays : CAVORTS
36. Street shows : RAREES
37. Takes turns : ROTATES
38. Chemical prefix : AMIN
39. Sidewalk material : CEMENT
40. Word for a young girl : MISSY
42. Sacred bull : APIS
43. Nurtured : FED
46. Reaction to a jackhammer : EARACHE
49. Wave, in Spain : OLA
50. Marine bivalves : SEADATES
54. Too : OVERLY
56. Bankers' concern : INTEREST
57. Pollution sources : WASTES
58. Misplaces again : RELOSES
59. Gibe : SNEER
1. Complete: Prefix : TELEO
2. Canting : ALIST
3. Range of knowledge : KEN
4. Seasons in Nancy : ETES
5. Little birds : NESTLINGS
6. More weird : EERIER
7. Designate : NAME
8. Vulgar : GROSS
9. Biblical friend of David : REI
10. Boat implement : OAR
11. Compass reading : SSE
12. Main and Elm: Abbr. : STS
13. Fathers : DADS
14. Indian seed plants : NARDOS
19. Indian camels : OONTS
23. Giant great : MELOTT
24. ___ nous : ENTRE
25. Novelist Claude et al. : ANETS
26. Losers in '72 series : REDS
27. French city : AMIENS
28. Word on the wall : MENE
30. Hialeah's city : MIAMI
31. Rootstock : ORRIS
32. TV offerings : LATESHOWS
33. Russian czar : IVAN
34. Ancient Syria : ARAM
35. Hope or Youngman : COMIC
37. Meal : REPAST
39. Hug : CARESS
41. Time periods : YEARS
43. Strong point : FORTE
44. Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
45. Sunday, Monday, etc. : DAYS
47. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
48. Writer Hunter : EVAN
50. Scott or Raleigh : SIR
51. Nautical direction : ENE
52. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
53. ___ volente : DEO
55. Native of: Suffix : ESE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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