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New York Times, Monday, December 18, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,528
Across Down
1. City in Ohio : LIMA
5. Vikings : NORSE
10. Excavate : DIG
13. Scent : ODOR
14. African lilies : ALOES
15. Packard or Saxon : AUTO
16. Average : NORM
17. High country : TIBET
18. Lemon or lime : TREE
19. Optional course : ELECTIVE
21. Dialects : IDIOMS
23. One of a privileged group : HAVE
24. With: Fr. : AVEC
25. Calumniate : DEFAME
28. Fore-and-aft sails : SPANKERS
32. Havelock : ELLIS
33. Quarrel : SPAT
34. Lamb : ELIA
35. Angler, sometimes : LIAR
36. Electric power : JUICE
37. Slant : TILT
38. Auricular : OTIC
39. Fencing sword : EPEE
40. Mink item : STOLE
41. Notched : SERRATED
43. Showed disapproval : HOOTED
44. Thor's stepson: Var. : ULLR
45. Plane maneuver : LOOP
46. Gauguin's island : TAHITI
49. Choice wines : VINTAGES
53. Musical work : OPUS
54. Ingenuous : NAIVE
56. Flurry of happenings : RASH
57. Man or Wight : ISLE
58. Resort in Colorado : ESTES
59. ___ facto : IPSO
60. Meadow : LEA
61. Fix chestnuts : ROAST
62. Permeate : SEEP
1. Solitary : LONE
2. Revered one : IDOL
3. Additional : MORE
4. Vacation of a sort : ARMCHAIRCRUISE
5. Aboriginal : NATIVE
6. Martini tidbit : OLIVE
7. Garment : ROBE
8. Observe : SEE
9. Spend the summer : ESTIVATE
10. Peso of Spain : DURO
11. Single entry : ITEM
12. Elapses : GOES
15. Tourist's purchase : ATICKETTOPARIS
20. Caps : TAMS
22. Retreat : DEN
24. Swiftly : APACE
25. Greek island : DELOS
26. Choice : ELITE
27. Knack : FLAIR
28. Caught sight of : SPIED
29. Mary Ann Evans : ELIOT
30. Lunar valley : RILLE
31. Surfeited : SATED
33. Football bowl : SUPER
36. Orly sight : JETLINER
40. Pollution factor : SOOT
42. High, in music : ALT
43. Injun or John : HONEST
45. Resides : LIVES
46. Labor : TOIL
47. Semicircular recess : APSE
48. Island dance : HULA
49. Dante's "La ___ Nuova" : VITA
50. Stare : GAPE
51. Word in philosophy : ESSE
52. Look for bargains : SHOP
55. Park in Japan : ASO

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

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