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New York Times, Saturday, November 4, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Y }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,484
Across Down
1. Coarse fiber : ADAD
5. Withered : SERE
9. Cleans a pipe : REAMS
14. French novelist : LOTI
15. Meshed's land : IRAN
16. Furnish : ENDOW
17. Opera with a swan prop : LOHENGRIN
19. Roman garment : STOLA
20. Famous trail : OREGON
21. Resting place : NEST
23. Aries : RAM
24. Scandinavian : NORSE
26. Presumptive : APRIORI
28. Meal : GRIST
30. Of Hindu writings : VEDAIC
32. U. S. naturalist : LEA
33. Colored : HUED
35. Reproductive bodies : SPORES
39. Stopping places : INNS
41. Light refractor : PRISM
43. Low Country: Abbr. : NETH
44. Chess piece : BISHOP
46. Strong desire : LUST
48. Chinese leader : MAO
49. Links in the human chain : APEMEN
51. Frost: Sp. : HIELO
53. Richard Strauss opera : ELEKTRA
56. Headpiece : TIARA
58. N. Y. avenue, for short : LEX
59. Staten and Bermuda: Abbr. : ISLS
61. Effluvium : MIASMA
64. Sicilian cape : GALLO
66. Spanish painter : VELASQUEZ
68. Par ___ : AVION
69. Take down ___ (deflate) : APEG
70. ___ La Douce : IRMA
71. Picture puzzle : REBUS
72. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
73. Perceived : SEEN
1. Other: Prefix : ALLO
2. Place for a bell : DOOR
3. Certain Greeks : ATHENIANS
4. Rivera and others : DIEGOS
5. Omens : SIGNS
6. Sin : ERR
7. Famous play : RAIN
8. Group of nine : ENNEAD
9. Dismantle again : RESTRIP
10. Suffix for differ : ENT
11. Entreat: Lat. : ADORO
12. Grinding tooth : MOLAR
13. Hindu teacher : SWAMI
18. One of the Dakotas : NORTH
22. Spells of energy : SPASMS
25. Always : EVER
27. Sacred figure : ICON
28. Smooth : GLIB
29. Italian painter : RENI
31. Roman official : EDILE
34. On one's ___ (broke) : UPPERS
36. Mark off again : REMEASURE
37. Relative of etc. : ETAL
38. Begone! : SHOO
40. Avon's bard: Abbr. : SHAK
42. Acacia of Africa : SUNT
45. Choices : OPTIONS
47. Massenet opera : THAIS
50. Mallows: Lat. : MALVAE
52. Mideast natives : IRAQIS
53. English composer : ELGAR
54. Depart : LEAVE
55. Book-owner's notation: Abbr. : EXLIB
57. Likeness : IMAGE
60. Month: Abbr. : SEPT
62. Same, in Brest : MEME
63. Moslem prayer call : AZAN
65. Costello : LOU
67. Permit : LET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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