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New York Times, Tuesday, December 19, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Across Down
1. Shelter : ABRI
5. Hamilton's adversary : BURR
9. Kind of boss : STRAW
14. Waring : FRED
15. Jacob's brother : ESAU
16. Mufti's opposite : KHAKI
17. Infant's progress : BABYSTEPS
19. Kind of Greek column : IONIC
20. Did a compulsory dive : WALKEDTHEPLANK
22. Oner : LULU
23. Orang : APE
24. Miss Charisse : CYD
27. Drink like ___ : ASPONGE
30. School org. : PTA
33. Rhine tributary : AARE
35. Veteran Giant running back : MORRISON
37. Hitchcock thriller, with "The" : THIRTYNINESTEPS
41. Conversation : COLLOQUY
42. Elam's capital : SUSA
43. Jan. 1, e.g. : HOL
44. Two continents : EURASIA
48. Color : DYE
49. U. S. humorist : ADE
50. Part of M.I.T. : INST
52. Performance by Lady Macbeth : SOMNAMBULATION
59. ___ of vantage : COIGN
60. Erect : ONTWOFEET
62. Mexican Indian : AZTEC
63. Greek theaters : ODEA
64. St. Elmo's ___ : FIRE
65. Farm-machine pioneer : DEERE
66. Consistency : BODY
67. Tramp heavily : SLOG
1. Defense site: Abbr. : AFB
2. Fine, to Harry Lauder : BRAW
3. Midianite king : REBA
4. Pastoral work : IDYLL
5. Asian palms : BETELS
6. Exhausted : USEDUP
7. Carried away : RAPT
8. Kind of hour : RUSH
9. Masters : SKIPPERS
10. Gunwale pin : THOLE
11. Hindu prince : RANA
12. Similar : AKIN
13. Oil-lamp necessity : WICK
18. Jaeger : SKUA
21. Tidal bore : EAGRE
24. Snag : CATCH
25. Boorish one : YAHOO
26. Baboon of Africa : DRILL
28. Tokyo suburb : OMIYA
29. French denial : NON
30. Pen name: Abbr. : PSEUD
31. Stowe character : TOPSY
32. Parts of Saturn's rings : ANSAE
34. ___-koenig : ERL
36. Pronoun : ITS
38. Ballet number : TOEDANCE
39. Chataeu d'___ (sauterne) : YQUEM
40. Only: Ger. : NUR
45. Choked with sediment : SILTED
46. Sort of : INAWAY
47. About : ASTO
49. Wrath : ANGER
51. Dustups : TIFFS
52. Warm-sea fish : SCAD
53. Flow slowly : OOZE
54. Small pest : MITE
55. Dope : BOOB
56. Ruin : UNDO
57. Trompe l'___ : OEIL
58. One of the Caesars : NERO
61. Young sheep : TEG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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