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New York Times, Thursday, December 23, 1971

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 239 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,167
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1. ___ at work : MEN
4. Vegetable : BROCCOLI
12. Set in a row : ALINE
14. City-room figure : REPORTER
15. Devil : SATAN
16. "Rose Marie," etc. : OPERETTAS
18. Electric chair, to cons : HOTSEAT
20. Like tartar steak : RAW
21. Truth personified : UNA
22. Letter : ESS
23. Large S.A. bird : RHEA
25. Caesar : SID
26. Bronx, for one: Abbr. : BOR
28. Make amends : ATONE
32. Run a business : MANAGE
35. Clerical appellation : REVEREND
39. Raising Cain : ONATEAR
41. Certain eggs : DEVILED
42. Losing money : INTHERED
44. Della and Pee Wee : REESES
45. Literary work : ESSAY
46. "___ longa . . . " : ARS
47. Belfry denizen : BAT
50. True : REAL
52. Stopping place: Abbr. : STA
55. Whitney : ELI
56. ___ cent : PER
58. Flexible : PLASTIC
61. Private chat : TETEATETE
64. Knife's edge : BLADE
65. Detergent : CLEANSER
66. Roman spirits : LARES
67. Makes notches : SERRATES
68. Farm animal : EWE
1. Catchers' gear : MITTS
2. Namesakes of Spanish queen : ENAS
3. Hawaiian goose : NENE
4. Watery soup : BROTH
5. Fabric : REP
6. Did a tonsil job : OPERATED
7. Girl's name : CORA
8. Work gang : CREW
9. Mel : OTT
10. "___be gay" : LETUS
11. Mideasterner : IRANI
12. Tennis star : ASHE
13. Asian country : LAOS
17. ___ sack : SAD
19. Overdue debts : ARREARS
24. Attention : EAR
26. Wash : BATHE
27. Pointed arches : OGEES
29. Comprehensive : OVERALL
30. "___too late" : NEVER
31. Great Lakes Indians : ERIES
32. Indo-Chinese tribe : MOI
33. Sheridan or Harding : ANN
34. Writer Benchley, to friends : NAT
36. City railways : ELS
37. Wedding-story word : NEE
38. Dental degree : DDS
40. Seize again : REARREST
43. Color : DYE
47. Mutuel item : BET
48. Waugh et al. : ALECS
49. Novelist's concern : TITLE
51. Mimics : APERS
52. Gaze : STARE
53. Ebb or rip : TIDE
54. Tennis points : ACES
56. TV's Jack : PAAR
57. Heating vessel : ETNA
59. Up to : ABLE
60. Side dish : SLAW
62. Poetic word : EER
63. Golf gadget : TEE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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