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New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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1. Montana : STATE
6. ___ expense (free) : ATNO
10. Small amount : SPOT
14. Knightly need : ARMOR
15. Dog : CHOW
16. Constellation : ARGO
17. Film Hamlet : LAURENCEOLIVIER
20. Drizzle : MIST
21. Duke or fist : IRON
22. Shelters : COVES
23. Follower: Suffix : ITE
24. Thin nail : BRAD
25. Queen of heaven : HERA
26. Age : ERA
27. Pronouns : ONES
29. Swift : TOM
32. Light brown : BEIGE
35. ___ bien : TRES
36. Utah's flower : SEGO
37. U. S. poet : EDGARLEEMASTERS
40. Jenny : LIND
41. Ray : ALDO
42. Openings : PORES
43. Tolstoy : LEO
44. Wood knot : KNAR
45. Detonator : CAP
46. Attack : RAID
48. Greek god : EROS
50. Joe's big-league brother : DOM
53. Endure : STAND
55. O'Flaherty : LIAM
56. Saxhorn : TUBA
57. Part of an O'Neill title : LONGDAYSJOURNEY
60. At ___ (now) : ONCE
61. District : AREA
62. " . . . qui mal y ___" : PENSE
63. Onetime British PM : PEEL
64. Malay gibbons : LARS
65. Man the helm : STEER
1. Ragout of game : SALMI
2. Characteristic : TRAIT
3. Give pleasure to : AMUSE
4. Legal term : TORT
5. Poet's word : ERE
6. African capital : ACCRA
7. Writer from Terre Haute : THEODOREDREISER
8. "High ___" : NOON
9. Night ___ : OWL
10. Enjoy : SAVOR
11. Early war vessel : PRIVATEER
12. Molding : OGEE
13. Crags : TORS
18. New Deal legislation : NIRA
19. Desserts : ICES
24. Rabbit of fiction : BRER
25. "For ___ jolly good . . . " : HESA
26. Mild oath : EGAD
28. Verne character : NEMO
30. Monster : OGRE
31. Hart : MOSS
32. Word in a Hersey title : BELL
33. Adams : EDIE
34. Bliss, at times : IGNORANCE
35. Tissue : TELA
36. Traffic sign : STOP
38. "___ ho!" : LAND
39. Resorts : SPAS
44. Famous captain : KIDD
45. Perry : COMO
47. Broadway investor : ANGEL
49. Hindu titles : RAJAS
50. Irene : DUNNE
51. Not svelte : OBESE
52. Part of MGM : MAYER
53. Spill : SLOP
54. Franchot : TONE
55. Sky Harp : LYRA
56. Weight allowance : TRET
58. Indian mulberry : AAL
59. Prosperous states : UPS

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