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New York Times, Monday, November 6, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,486
Across
1. Zodiac sign : CRAB
5. Irritable : EDGY
9. Kind of storm : BRAIN
14. Wrinkle : RUGA
15. Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
16. Tanager of S. A. : LINDO
17. Hindu month : ASIN
18. Cartoon bird : ROADRUNNER
20. Christie output : WHODUNIT
22. Fools : ASSES
23. Previously, of old : ERST
24. Incisiveness : BITE
25. Athens sight : AGORA
28. Avoid : SIDESTEP
32. Dimwit : MORON
33. Rag or lily : TIGER
34. Before, in poems : ERE
35. Wall St. man : BULL
36. Frenzy : FUROR
37. Escutcheon décor : BLOT
38. Conceit : EGO
39. Where Lhasa is : TIBET
40. Self-esteem : PRIDE
41. Lizards and turtles : REPTILES
43. Blacksnake : RACER
44. Expert : ONER
45. Platform : DAIS
47. Dried up, to poets : ADUST
49. Outsider : LONGSHOT
53. Narrow escape : CLOSESHAVE
55. Home, to the Apis family : HIVE
56. Abandoned car : EDSEL
57. Tranquil : EVEN
58. Vicinity : AREA
59. Carols : NOELS
60. Annoying thing : PEST
61. Stipulation : TERM
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1. Bird's crop : CRAW
2. Football play : RUSH
3. Exchange premium : AGIO
4. Narrow streamer : BANDEROL
5. Acquires : EARNS
6. Legal right : DROIT
7. "Strain at a ___" : GNAT
8. Hebrew letter : YOD
9. Bully : BLUSTER
10. Cleansing processes : RINSES
11. Daughter of James II : ANNE
12. Roman day : IDES
13. Correlative : NOR
19. Oakland player : RAIDER
21. Monitor lizard : URAN
24. One-sided person : BIGOT
25. Bead material : AMBER
26. Swindle : GOUGE
27. Ship's deck : ORLOP
28. Begets : SIRES
29. Purposive : TELIC
30. Deteriorate : ERODE
31. Biblical fisherman : PETER
33. Potato, for example : TUBER
36. Tenderloins : FILETS
37. Army V.I.P. : BRASSHAT
39. Makes gaudy : TINSELS
40. Smug one : PRIG
42. Dishevel: Var. : TOUSEL
45. Gentle people : DOVES
46. Concerning : ANENT
47. Mr. Ray : ALDO
48. ___ of salts : DOSE
49. Bathe : LAVE
50. Rent : HIRE
51. In preference to : OVER
52. Baseball nine : TEAM
53. Recent: Prefix : CEN
54. In the know : HEP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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