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New York Times, Monday, December 11, 1972

45-Across : Slangy negatives

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { V }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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P
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Q
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G
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J
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,521
Across
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Give the Bronx cheer : RAZZ
5
Initials in old Rome : SPQR
9
Take ___ at : ASTAB
14
Pelvic bones : ILIA
15
Waters: Fr. : EAUX
16
Leningrad ordeal of '40s : SIEGE
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Walk heavily : SLOG
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Spanish aunts : TIAS
19
Tangle : SNARL
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Fay Wray's friend : KINGKONG
22
Young bird : EAGLET
23
Austrian town : ENNS
24
James Joyce title : ULYSSES
25
Sonata part : RONDO
28
"___ to bed" : ANDSO
29
Tool : AXE
30
Easy job : BREEZE
33
Okinawa city : NAHA
37
Interpret : READ
39
About : ASTIR
40
Waxed : GREW
41
War or pollution prefix : ANTI
42
"A face that ___ clock" : STOPSA
44
Gas: Prefix : AER
45
Slangy negatives : NOPES
47
Ravine : GULLY
49
Wildlife habitats : JUNGLES
52
Celebrity : LION
54
Worn : ERODED
55
Popular game : PINGPONG
59
Pacific island group : SAMOA
60
St. Andrews game : GOLF
61
___ ben Adhem : ABOU
62
English river : TRENT
63
Heraldic band : ORLE
64
Outlay : COST
65
Barely burn : SINGE
66
Gynt : PEER
67
City gifts for visitors : KEYS
Down
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Venture : RISK
2
"___ want for Christmas is ... " : ALLI
3
Utah park : ZION
4
Went crookedly : ZAGGED
5
Attack : SETON
6
Hurts : PAINS
7
Swamp : QUAG
8
Prescriptions: Abbr. : RXS
9
Tests : ASSAYS
10
Monotonous : SINGSONG
11
Ducks : TEALS
12
Harmonize : AGREE
13
Encircles : BELTS
21
Small hill : KNOB
22
Church officers : ELDERS
24
Open in a way : UNZIP
25
___ avis : RARA
26
Farm animals : OXEN
27
Orderly : NEAT
28
Prefixes for large birds : AETOS
31
Grated : RASPED
32
Colorado park : ESTES
34
Asian sea : ARAL
35
Command to a dog : HEEL
36
Askew : AWRY
38
Ringing sound : DINGDONG
43
Eager : AGOG
46
Chemical salt : OLEATE
48
Do a final touring chore : UNPACK
49
Banters : JESTS
50
Arrow poison: Var. : URARI
51
Substantive : NOMEN
52
City of France : LILLE
53
Deduce : INFER
55
Study over : PORE
56
Reed : OBOE
57
Snoopy : NOSY
58
Fortitude : GUTS
60
Party initials : GOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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