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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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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,535
Across Down
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
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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