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New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,530
Across Down
1. Man's first age : INFANT
7. Like some doors : AJAR
11. Pea jacket : POD
14. Candle fat : TALLOW
15. Exhalation : FUME
16. Bitter beer : ALE
17. "___ him who thinks . . . " : EVILTO
18. Secondhand : USED
19. Formerly named : NEE
20. Rips : RENTS
21. W. W. II craft : LST
22. Stanislavsky trainee : ACTOR
24. Adam's son : SETH
25. "___ fan Tutte" : COSI
26. Shinto temple : SHA
27. "Kamasutra," etc. : EROTICA
30. Miseries : ILLS
33. "Mother, may I go out ___?" : TOSWIM
36. Bird's beak : NEB
37. Plunder : LOOT
38. Kind of tax : INCOME
39. Destroyed : UNDONE
41. Comedian Bert : LAHR
42. Part of North Amer. : USA
45. Trawler gear : SEINES
46. Chemical compound : ENOL
47. Hanky holders : POCKETS
49. Some Fellows : ODD
51. Pencil power : LEAD
52. Heavenly wear : HALO
56. Kind of alarm : FALSE
58. Govt. division : DPT
59. Dvorak : ANTON
60. Sphere : ORB
61. Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
63. Magician's catchall : SLEEVE
64. Long ___ : AGO
65. Fat : SUET
66. Hawthorne's Miss Prynne : HESTER
67. Myrna of films : LOY
68. Peaks : TORS
69. Loom bars : EASERS
1. Passages, in anatomy : ITERS
2. "Ruler of the Queen's ___!" : NAVEE
3. Georgia river : FLINT
4. "___ a stage . . . " : ALLTHEWORLDS
5. Negatives : NOTS
6. Brace : TWO
7. "A feudin' and ___" : AFUSSIN
8. Man's fifth age : JUSTICE
9. French soul : AME
10. ___ a beet : REDAS
11. Man's sixth age : PANTALOON
12. Spread : OLEO
13. Roebuck : DEER
21. Destiny : LOT
23. Second ___ (man's seventh age) : CHILDISHNESS
25. "___ and see me sometime" : COMEUP
28. Wheel part : RIM
29. Maltreated : ABUSED
31. Isolated : LONE
32. Agathe and Anne: Abbr. : STES
33. Mah-jongg unit : TILE
34. ___ even keel : ONAN
35. Man's second age : SCHOOLBOY
40. Mesh : NET
43. Man's fourth age : SOLDIER
44. Draw-poker variations : ACEPOTS
48. Krazy ___ : KAT
50. Believer : DEIST
53. Tête-___ : ATETE
54. Man's third age : LOVER
55. Standouts : ONERS
56. Stable newcomer : FOAL
57. Jason's ship : ARGO
59. Name for Athena : ALEA
62. Pair : DUO
63. Haggard's Ayesha : SHE

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

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