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New York Times, Monday, December 25, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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E
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A
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S
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A
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N
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C
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M
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B
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L
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P
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P
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K
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R
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M
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O
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C
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6
P
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K
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M
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M
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B
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M
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P
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,535
Across
1
Near or Far : EAST
5
Impish doing : ANTIC
10
Dress-shirt item : STUD
14
Musical notation : SLUR
15
Roadside stop : DINER
16
Pueblo Indian : TANO
17
Word in a Galsworthy title : SAGA
18
Actor in a crowd scene : EXTRA
19
Catch sight of : ESPY
20
Age : ERA
21
Customs : USES
22
Seasonal décor : TINSEL
24
Stunted ones : RUNTS
26
Man who had a triple Xmas : SCROOGE
27
Hinder : IMPEDE
29
Sambars : MAHAS
30
"___ in Maschera" : BALLO
31
Caesar's medium : LATIN
32
___ de deux : PAS
35
Fever : AGUE
36
Flier : PILOT
37
Curly vegetable : KALE
38
Margin : RIM
39
Grape pigment : OENIN
40
Part of a Dickens title : CAROL
41
Beer-purchase unit : 6PACK
42
Place for Xmas stockings : MANTEL
43
Crèche parts : MANGERS
46
More sound : SANER
47
Home of 28 Down : ORIENT
48
Raison d'___ : ETRE
49
Computer initials : IBM
52
Give the eye to : OGLE
53
Of the kidneys : RENAL
55
Call it ___ : ADAY
56
Down-under animals : ROOS
57
___ nous : ENTRE
58
York et al.: Abbr. : SGTS
59
Italian villa : ESTE
60
Each : EVERY
61
Hanger-on : PEST
Down
1
Actual being : ESSE
2
Winglike : ALAR
3
"Sweet" vision of Xmas Eve : SUGARPLUM
4
___-la : TRA
5
"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
6
Gives a snappy no to : NIXES
7
Explosives : TNTS
8
Comparative ending : IER
9
Well-known clerk : CRATCHIT
10
Office people : STENOS
11
Italian poet : TASSO
12
Open : UNPEG
13
Holmes's creator : DOYLE
21
Destroy : UNDO
23
Mideast land : IRAN
25
African river : UELE
26
Squelched : SATON
27
Girder : IBAR
28
Melchior et al. : MAGI
29
Russia's Yakov : MALIK
31
Steffens et al., to friends : LINCS
32
Xmas present : PARTRIDGE
33
Lily plant : ALOE
34
Soft or hard : SELL
36
Abode of 32 Down : PEARTREE
37
Orson Welles role : KANE
39
"Do not ___ until . . . " : OPEN
40
Xmas candy piece : CANE
41
Xmas present : 6GEESE
42
Partner of 26 Across : MARLEY
43
Xmas poet : MOORE
44
Odysseus's dog : ARGOS
45
Certain Egyptian : NILOT
46
Bart of football : STARR
48
Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
50
Baseball gear : BATS
51
Agatha Christie work: Abbr. : MYST
54
Stationery item: Abbr. : ENV
55
Snake : ASP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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