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New York Times, Tuesday, December 12, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { B G J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,522
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1. Splendor : POMP
5. Fiber : HEMP
9. Blemish : SPOT
13. Afghan prince : AMIR
14. Appeared : AROSE
16. Lamb : ELIA
17. Rich supply : LODE
18. Lavish : MUNIFICENT
20. Pompous Dickens man et al. : PODSNAPS
22. Ring wear : TRUNKS
23. Sheds : LEANTOS
25. Onassis : ARI
26. Bloodhound's forte : SCENT
28. Bribes : SOPS
30. Imposing : EPIC
33. Spring bellwether : CROCUS
35. Parsimonious : NEAR
37. Harem room : ODA
38. Striped-shirt wearer : REFEREE
40. Field of action : THEATER
42. N. Y. time : EST
43. Goddess of war : ENYO
45. Elegy : LAMENT
46. Old English letters : ETHS
48. Tissue : TELA
50. Puffs : PANTS
51. Roof ornament : EPI
53. Bombe, for one : DESSERT
55. Flow : STREAM
58. Judge : APPRAISE
61. Operator of a metal plant : IRONMASTER
63. Calif. wine area : NAPA
64. Encumber : LOAD
65. Exclamation : THERE
66. Very, in Vienne : TRES
67. Tout talk : ODDS
68. Anglo-Saxon slave : ESNE
69. Famous park : HYDE
1. Feeler : PALP
2. Melville novel : OMOO
3. Moderate : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
4. Self-assurance : PRESENCE
5. Biblical gallows victim : HAMAN
6. Bursts forth : ERUPTS
7. Seasonal wind : MONSOON
8. Greek letter : PSI
9. Certain : SECURE
10. Absolute : PLENIPOTENTIARY
11. Barnyard sound : OINK
12. Makes lace : TATS
15. Newt : EFT
19. David's chief officer : IRA
21. Temperament : NATURE
24. Barracuda : SPET
26. Rocky debris : SCREE
27. Hill part : CREST
29. Nightclub comic : SAHL
31. Dog tag: Abbr. : IDENT
32. Tumbrels : CARTS
34. Gave forth : SENT
36. Farm implement : REAPER
39. Watched : EYED
41. Showy flower : AMARANTH
44. Chemical salts : OLEATES
47. Lays out : SPENDS
49. Site of Napoleonic defeat (1809) : ASPERN
52. "___ a Camera" : IAM
54. Berlin's river : SPREE
55. Missile shelter : SILO
56. Trampled : TROD
57. Gym gear : MAT
59. Raced : SPED
60. Mitigate : EASE
62. 1887 best-seller : SHE

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

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