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New York Times, Thursday, December 28, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,538
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1. Places : LOCI
5. Furniture piece : SOFA
9. Climb : SCALE
14. Power source : ATOM
15. Kitchen or den : ROOM
16. Ship deck : ORLOP
17. Title of a familiar poem, with 67 Across : STOPPINGBYWOODS
20. Russian girl's name : SONIA
21. Chill : AGUE
22. Kind of stick : POGO
23. Class members: Abbr. : SRS
25. ___ Anne : STE
27. Gender: Abbr. : FEM
28. Locale of the poem : NEWHAMPSHIRE
34. Environment: Prefix : ECO
35. Common abbr. : ETC
36. "___ Shrugged" : ATLAS
40. First words of the poem : WHOSEWOODSTHESE
45. Present time : TODAY
46. Japanese herb : UDO
47. Pronoun : SHE
48. Last words of the poem : BEFOREISLEEP
53. State: Abbr. : FLA
56. Sloth, for one : SIN
57. Have second thoughts : RUE
58. Baltic port : RIGA
60. Spot for a farmer : DELL
63. Medium : RADIO
67. See 17 Across : ONASNOWYEVENING
70. Fight : SETTO
71. "___ virumque cano" : ARMA
72. Shred : TEAR
73. Step : TREAD
74. In the past: Abbr. : YEST
75. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
1. Young girl : LASS
2. Preminger : OTTO
3. Ring-tailed animal : COON
4. Mischievous : IMPISH
5. Mister, in India : SRI
6. O'Neill name : OONA
7. Harvard museum : FOGG
8. Waylay : AMBUSH
9. Farm animal : SOW
10. Trim a photo : CROP
11. Distant : ALOOF
12. Fraternal branch : LODGE
13. English Derby town : EPSOM
18. S. A. rubber : PARA
19. Abominable Snowman : YETI
24. Merganser : SMEW
26. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
28. Salamander : NEWT
29. Reverberation : ECHO
30. Golf club : WOOD
31. Reader's instruction: Abbr. : PTO
32. Do a kitchen job : SCOUR
33. Suffix for numbers : ETH
37. ___ majesty : LESE
38. Arthur of the courts : ASHE
39. Flow slowly : SEEP
41. Rest day: Abbr. : SAB
42. Facial features : EYES
43. Presidential monogram : DDE
44. Paris evening : SOIR
49. Canine John Doe : FIDO
50. Kind of ticket : ONEWAY
51. Of course! : SURE
52. Shelter : LEANTO
53. Author of the poem : FROST
54. Ship : LINER
55. Marble : AGATE
59. Lassie's precursor : ASTA
61. Musical instrument : LYRE
62. Moon vehicles : LEMS
64. Machine tools : DIES
65. ___ the finish : INAT
66. Scary one : OGRE
68. Indicate assent : NOD
69. Cistern : VAT

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

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