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New York Times, Saturday, December 2, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,512
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1. Stimulating energy : ADRENAL
8. "The Sand ___" : PEBBLES
15. Without difficulty : READILY
16. Sweet one : ADELINE
17. Clubfooted : TALIPED
18. Henley event : REGATTA
19. Type of rumor : IDLE
20. Urge : EGGON
22. French eight : HUIT
23. Italian six : SEI
24. German conger : AAL
25. Loot for Raffles : ICE
26. Nautical ropes : TYES
28. Kind of bad throat : STREP
30. Brain passage : ITER
31. Arranged in succession : SERIATE
33. Dye workers : SHADERS
35. ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
36. Goddess of mischief : ATE
37. Stampede city : CALGARY
41. Phoenician goddess : ASTARTE
45. Singles : ONES
46. N. H. city : KEENE
48. Meager : LEAN
49. Mann, for one : ACT
50. Babylonian god : ANU
51. Prefix for acid or corn : TRI
52. Second Mrs. Chaplin : LITA
54. Swimmer's worry : CRAMP
56. Liberal ___ : ARTS
57. Hog : GLUTTON
59. Brutal : BESTIAL
61. Jailer, in Southwest : ALCAIDE
62. Embryo segment : EPIMERE
63. Becomes angry : SEESRED
64. Rests : REPOSES
1. Manet and Renoir, e.g. : ARTISTS
2. Dick of "Pinafore" : DEADEYE
3. Tennis player, at times : RALLIER
4. Miss Adams : EDIE
5. Stinging cold : NIP
6. Under shelter : ALEE
7. British poet of Chaucer's time : LYDGATE
8. Releases in a way : PAROLES
9. Actress Barbara : EDEN
10. Associate of borrow or steal : BEG
11. Hokum : BLAH
12. Fossil mollusk : LITUITE
13. Tempter : ENTICER
14. Ushers, for example : SEATERS
21. Needlefish : GAR
27. Confesses, gang style : SINGS
28. Chimney nester : STORK
29. Aspect : PHASE
30. Visionary : IDEAL
32. Eastern title : AGA
34. Man of law: Abbr. : ATT
37. Winter heating hazard : COALGAS
38. Maidservant, old style : ANCILLE
39. Salad standby : LETTUCE
40. Longed for : YEARNED
41. "Life is so full of ___ of things . . . " : ANUMBER
42. Hears a case again : RETRIES
43. French menu word : TARTARE
44. Isolates : ENISLES
47. Spanish queen : ENA
53. P. I. natives : ATAS
54. Morse creation : CODE
55. Spanish nickname : PEPE
56. Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
58. Rifle range: Fr. : TIR
60. Small drink : SIP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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