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New York Times, Friday, December 22, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,532
Across
1. Entrance : GATE
5. Treats hides : TANS
9. Rodeo item : LASSO
14. Hero of "Clockwork Orange" : ALEX
15. Sioux : OTOE
16. In the company of : AMONG
17. Denver building : MINT
18. Willow genus : ITEA
19. Insipid : BANAL
20. Above, in Germany : UBER
21. Breathing organ : LUNG
22. "What ___!" : ALIFE
23. Shakespearean general : TITUSANDRONICUS
26. Completed : DONE
27. Celtic : ERSE
28. Away from home : AFIELD
31. Ballpoint : PEN
32. Numerical prefix : OCT
35. Ada-Lolita man : VLADIMIRNABOKOV
39. Rand : AYN
40. Cockney's abode : OME
41. Asian peninsula : MALAYA
42. Jaunt : TRIP
44. Exceedingly : VERY
45. Pride of Beaver Falls, Pa. : JOEWILLIENAMATH
52. Enoch : ARDEN
53. Came to earth : ALIT
54. Innocent or guilty : PLEA
55. Prestidigitators : MAGES
56. Famous ship : NINA
57. Slanted type: Abbr. : ITAL
58. Pioneer : BLAZE
59. Asian weight : TAEL
60. Swiss river : AARE
61. More withered : SERER
62. Advanced degrees : SCDS
63. Prohibitionists : DRYS
Down
1. From A to Z : GAMUT
2. Make excuses : ALIBI
3. Doctrine : TENET
4. Pressed out : EXTRUDED
5. Drudgery : TOILANDMOIL
6. Make harmonious : ATTUNE
7. ___ in sight : NOEND
8. Color : SEAGREEN
9. Rebekah's brother et al. : LABANS
10. Charlotte ___ : AMALIE
11. Part of S.S.T. : SONIC
12. Confusion : SNAFU
13. Stares at : OGLES
24. Arias : SOLI
25. Decorative objects : ORNAMENTALS
28. Gardner : AVA
29. Certain parlor guest : FLY
30. Fleming : IAN
31. Kind of fix : PRE
32. Soviet river : OKA
33. Bashful : COY
34. Power agency: Abbr. : TVA
36. Sets firmly : IMPLANTS
37. Theda : BARA
38. Quadrennial event : OLYMPIAD
42. Do an eyebrow job : TWEEZE
43. Car-wash machine : RINSER
44. Like marble : VEINED
45. Door parts : JAMBS
46. Papal cape : ORALE
47. Cayce : EDGAR
48. Of a pelvic bone : ILIAC
49. Church part : ALTAR
50. Watery-eyed : TEARY
51. Compels to go : HALES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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