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New York Times, Friday, December 15, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,525
Across
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Type of hanger : STRAP
6
___ homo : ECCE
10
Words by Caesar : ETTU
14
Harness strap : TRACE
15
Ground grain : MEAL
16
Refusals : NOES
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Eisenhower items : EIGHTCENTSTAMPS
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Propound : POSE
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Forty-card game : OMBER
23
Spanish hero : CID
24
Ancient Iranian : MEDE
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___ as (when) : ASSOON
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Wastes time : DAWDLES
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Renter's concern : LEASE
34
Like some cupboards : BARE
35
Coral reef : CAY
37
Lincoln items : FIVEDOLLARBILLS
41
Japanese park : ASO
42
Reclined : LAIN
43
Rembrandt ___ : PEALE
44
Esoteric persons : MYSTICS
47
O. Henry : PORTER
48
Captured : TOOK
49
Scheduled : DUE
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Shed ___ : ATEAR
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Dip out : BAIL
55
Old Indic dialect : PALI
59
Kennedy items : FIFTYCENTPIECES
62
Aleutian island : ATTU
63
Scheme : PLOT
64
Novarro of films : RAMON
65
Washington Square flower : ROSE
66
___ time : ATNO
67
English river : TRENT
Down
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Stride : STEP
2
Troika : TRIO
3
Wipers : RAGS
4
Head item : ACHE
5
Sulk : PET
6
Correct : EMEND
7
Lincoln item : CENT
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Type of boat : CATAMARAN
9
City lines : ELS
10
Tooth part : ENAMEL
11
Pyramid feature : TOMB
12
Turkish mound : TEPE
13
Eur. state : USSR
18
Brother of Seth : CAIN
19
Robert ___ Lincoln : TODD
23
Campus figure : COED
25
Pitcher : EWER
26
African grass : ALFA
27
Earthquake : SEISM
28
Kind of cabbage : SAVOY
29
Full of: Suffix : OSE
30
Certain Spanish paintings : DALIS
31
Conspicuous success : ECLAT
32
Room in Rouen : SALLE
34
Karate expert's wear : BLACKBELT
36
Belgian river : YSER
38
Assortment : OLIO
39
U. S. men's org. : BPOE
40
Comparative suffix : IER
45
Met Museum item : STATUE
46
Certain Briton : TORY
47
Cheap magazine : PULP
49
Duplicating machine : DITTO
50
Way off : AFAR
51
European leader : TITO
52
Newts : EFTS
54
At another time : ANON
55
Fruit : PEAR
56
High point : ACME
57
City in Mexico : LEON
58
Common contraction : ISNT
60
Figure man: Abbr. : CPA
61
N. Y. C. subway : IRT

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