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New York Times, Saturday, December 23, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,533
Across Down
1. Smidgen : DAB
4. Adlai's middle name : EWING
9. Actress Goldie : HAWN
13. Every : ALL
14. Formed : MADEUP
16. Pierre's friend : AMIE
17. Lizard of West : UTA
18. Actress Juliet : PROWSE
19. Rodent : VOLE
20. Certain poker flushes : BOBTAILS
22. Gave off fumes : REEKED
24. Porter's relative : ALE
25. Arabian republic : YEMEN
27. Soliloquists : TALKERS
31. Tie-breaking contests : RUNOFFS
35. Vine-covered : IVIED
36. Excite : HEAT
38. Congo river : UELE
39. ___ Lisa : MONA
40. Emerged : AROSE
41. Bird portrayed by Pavlova : SWAN
42. Desserts : ICES
43. Math curve : SINE
44. Looks : SEEMS
45. Leave in a hurry : DASHOFF
47. Liberate : SETFREE
49. Provoked : IRATE
51. Animal sound : MOO
52. Club man : JOINER
55. Rundown urban areas : SKIDROWS
60. English composer : ARNE
61. Emoting : ACTING
63. Bird sound : COO
64. Slit in a jacket : VENT
65. Rap session : SEANCE
66. Xmas, for one: Abbr. : HOL
67. As well : ALSO
68. Invited : ASKED
69. Poem : ODE
1. Smear : DAUB
2. Voice : ALTO
3. Chatter indiscreetly : BLAB
4. Pierced: Var. : EMPALED
5. More cautious : WARIER
6. Favorite one : IDOL
7. Gossipy : NEWSY
8. Communist Party's Hall : GUS
9. Dislike : HAVENOUSEFOR
10. Berserk : AMOK
11. Artifice : WILE
12. Exigency : NEED
15. Alter : PERMUTE
21. Be attracted by : TAKEASHINETO
23. Poetic word : EEN
26. Rubs out : ERASES
27. Faint-hearted : TIMID
28. Village near Corning, N. Y. : AVOCA
29. Football-team units : LINES
30. Short ___ : SHRIFT
32. Not as many : FEWER
33. Moth's lure : FLAME
34. Perceive : SENSE
37. Time period : EON
40. ___ the eye can see : ASFARAS
44. Gorged : STODGED
46. Iron container : ORE
48. Leftover meat dish : EMINCE
50. These: Sp. : ESTAS
52. Coffee : JAVA
53. Soviet city : OREL
54. Hostels : INNS
56. Flaw : KINK
57. Eight, in Spain : OCHO
58. Golf club : WOOD
59. Shoe part : SOLE
62. U. S. resources group: Abbr. : CEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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