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New York Times, Thursday, December 14, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,524

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Joyce Carol Oates novel : THEM
5
Do a double take : REACT
10
Family member : MAMA
14
Curt : RUDE
15
Baseball statistic : ERROR
16
Dash : ELAN
17
Hebrew measure : OMER
18
Milieu for some playing cards : WONDERLAND
20
Conceited, in Spain : VANIDOSO
22
Texas–La. border river : SABINE
23
Catch : ENSNARE
24
Samoan port : APIA
25
Sheep malady : GID
26
Pastry : FLAN
27
British isle : MAN
30
Counterpart of Pyongyang : SEOUL
33
Prairie : GRASSLAND
35
Escutcheon band : ORLE
36
Bright lights : NEONS
37
Hindu flour : ATTA
38
Thickly overspread : PLASTERED
40
Type of thief : SNEAK
41
Japanese coin : SEN
42
Gypsy men : ROMS
43
Kind of about : GAD
44
Tears : RIPS
45
Italian President : SARAGAT
49
Type of hat : SLOUCH
52
Unique : SINGULAR
53
Western mecca : DISNEYLAND
55
Group including gulls and terns : LARI
56
Non-pro : ANTI
57
Trace : TINGE
58
Esau's land : EDOM
59
Groovy : KEEN
60
Arabian prince : EMEER
61
Playing cards : TENS
Down
1
Treasure ___ : TROVE
2
"Of ___ Bondage" : HUMAN
3
Delightful regions : EDENS
4
Frothy toppings : MERINGUES
5
Paraphrase : REWORD
6
Uneven : EROSE
7
Peter : ARNO
8
New England cape : COD
9
Encroach on : TRESPASS
10
Nellie's toast : MELBA
11
Asian range : ALAI
12
Author of "Death in Venice" : MANN
13
Indian of Peru : ANDE
19
Actor Claude : RAINS
21
Eire legislature : DAIL
24
Finnish islands : ALAND
26
Cleaving tools : FROES
27
Other glove : MATE
28
Theater group : ANTA
29
Bismarck's state: Abbr. : NDAK
30
Pacifiers : SOPS
31
Writer Gardner : ERLE
32
Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
33
Beginnings : GERMS
34
Early auto style : LANDAULET
36
Tyro : NEOPHYTE
39
Instant : TRICE
40
Marionette maker : SARG
43
Take a ___ at (look) : GANDER
44
Arrest : RUNIN
45
Hair treatment : SINGE
46
Forest clearing : GLADE
47
Copland : AARON
48
Decorates : TRIMS
49
Pierre's state: Abbr. : SDAK
50
Occupation : LINE
51
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
52
Lucid : SANE
54
Kind of train: Abbr. : LIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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