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New York Times, Wednesday, December 27, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { none — this is a DOUBLE pangram }, Scrabble score: 351 (avg 1.90)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has duplicate clues.
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J
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E
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F
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F
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S
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P
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U
8
N
9
J
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A
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D
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E
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D
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A
X
L
E
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W
I
P
E
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O
L
I
V
E
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M
E
A
L
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A
X
O
N
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S
T
R
I
P
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S
P
I
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N
N
I
N
G
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W
H
E
E
L
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N
I
K
E
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A
E
R
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B
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R
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E
E
Z
Y
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G
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A
R
D
E
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N
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E
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R
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L
H
A
S
A
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P
O
S
T
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D
O
M
O
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O
E
R
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M
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C
L
U
H
A
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N
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N
I
P
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K
I
E
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L
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A
I
R
Y
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A
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B
E
L
E
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E
N
D
E
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A
R
E
D
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S
K
A
T
E
S
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A
D
O
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S
I
E
R
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R
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E
V
O
L
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V
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I
N
G
D
O
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O
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R
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C
A
B
I
N
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O
R
A
N
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Q
U
I
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Z
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O
M
A
N
I
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L
A
K
E
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U
R
G
E
64
W
I
N
G
S
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S
Q
Y
D
66
E
S
S
E
© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,537
Across
1
Mutt's friend : JEFF
5
Gyrated : SPUN
9
Effete : JADED
14
Car part : AXLE
15
Use a towel : WIPE
16
Pimola : OLIVE
17
Brunch : MEAL
18
Nerve-cell process : AXON
19
Denude : STRIP
20
Colonial household need : SPINNINGWHEEL
23
U. S. missile : NIKE
24
Gas: Prefix : AER
25
Informal : BREEZY
28
Plot-tender : GARDENER
33
Asian capital : LHASA
34
After: Prefix : POST
35
Major-___ : DOMO
36
Above, in poetry : OER
37
Marshall of the media books : MCLUHAN
40
Tipple : NIP
41
German port : KIEL
43
Well-ventilated : AIRY
44
White poplar : ABELE
46
Raised in esteem : ENDEARED
48
Rink wear : SKATES
49
Commotion : ADO
50
Pintado fish : SIER
51
Place for going nowhere : REVOLVINGDOOR
57
Plane feature : CABIN
58
Algerian port : ORAN
59
Exam : QUIZ
61
Muscat native : OMANI
62
Red pigment : LAKE
63
Impulse : URGE
64
Flies : WINGS
65
Measure of area: Abbr. : SQYD
66
Between sum and fui : ESSE
Down
1
Pack : JAM
2
Reno leavers : EXES
3
Commotion : FLAP
4
Cats : FELINES
5
Elegant : SWANKY
6
Prankish : PIXIE
7
Preposition : UPON
8
Me., Vt., etc. : NENG
9
Kidded : JOSHED
10
Redid : ALTERED
11
Extreme : DIRE
12
Infamous : EVIL
13
Asst. : DEP
21
Hyderabad V.I.P. : NIZAM
22
Oder tributary : WARTA
25
Blighter : BLOKE
26
River of Europe, to Germans : RHEIN
27
Like some pitchers : EARED
28
Pepo : GOURD
29
Pale : ASHY
30
Musical piece : NONET
31
Zola : EMILE
32
Lassos : ROPES
34
Ballet position : PLIE
38
Lupescu's friend : CAROL
39
Unadorned : NAKED
42
Departure : LEAVING
45
Artistic style : BAROQUE
47
Aphrodite's love : ADONIS
48
Endorsed : SIGNED
50
Serpentine : SNAKY
51
Branches : RAMI
52
Israeli statesman : EBAN
53
Ency. units : VOLS
54
Neighbor of Turkey : IRAQ
55
Pronoun : OURS
56
Pre-fixes : RIGS
57
Chicago fire figure : COW
60
Letter : ZEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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