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New York Times, Tuesday, December 26, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,536
Across
1. Eject, as lava : SPEW
5. "An American in ___" : PARIS
10. Bernstein work : MASS
14. Dawn, in Italy : ALBA
15. Catkin : AMENT
16. Reed : OBOE
17. Popular Beethoven work : LEONOREOVERTURE
20. Soporific agent : SANDMAN
21. Restrain : FETTER
22. U. S. bridge builder : EADS
23. U. N. farm agency : FAO
24. "Sentimental Journey" author : STERNE
27. Grange or Buttons : RED
28. Nabokov novel : ADA
31. Roof part : EAVE
32. Hindu lawgiver : MANU
33. Rotate, as a camera : PAN
34. Seasonal Stravinsky piece : THERITEOFSPRING
39. Particle : ION
40. Pellet : SHOT
41. Italian family : ESTE
42. Trawl : NET
43. Japanese coin : SEN
44. Chesterton's Brown : FATHER
46. Mongrel : CUR
47. Island of romance : BALI
48. Sound-producing system : STEREO
51. Delphic utterances : ORACLES
55. Handel poolside offering : WATERMUSICSUITE
58. Drinks : ALES
59. Cordial flavor : ANISE
60. Turner : LANA
61. Retreat : NEST
62. Reputations : NAMES
63. Ages : ERAS
Down
1. Eastern timber trees : SALS
2. Excuse : PLEA
3. Black : EBON
4. Schubert fantasie : WANDERER
5. "I Love a ___" : PARADE
6. Hymn words : AMENS
7. Vintage auto : REO
8. Patent subject: Abbr. : INV
9. U. S. writer : STEFFENS
10. Maxim : MOTTO
11. Border on : ABUT
12. Affliction : SORE
13. Soothsayer : SEER
18. Arabian gulf : OMAN
19. Words on a timetable : READUP
24. Begin : SETIN
25. Western lake : TAHOE
26. Consequence : EVENT
27. Brit. fliers : RAF
28. Imitative : APISH
29. Italian poet : DANTE
30. Irritate : ANGER
32. Bon ___ : MOT
35. Publisher : ISSUER
36. Berlioz's Carnival Overture : THEROMAN
37. Long time : EON
38. Small purse : RETICULE
44. Stage offerings : FARCES
45. Alack's partner : ALAS
46. Peak : CREST
47. Western capital : BOISE
48. Sibelius's "___ of Tuonela" : SWAN
49. Account : TALE
50. Summers in Nancy : ETES
52. Fibber : LIAR
53. Lab vessel : ETNA
54. High ___ : SEAS
56. Merkel : UNA
57. Figure of speech: Abbr. : SIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 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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