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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
Across Down
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
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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