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New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 39-Across is as it appeared, with "Triste," but this should have been "Trieste."

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L
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A
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P
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S
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B
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R
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O
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K
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E
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H
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A
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R
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P
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A
R
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A
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R
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P
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L
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A
T
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E
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I
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N
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O
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A
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N
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E
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C
A
R
D
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I
G
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N
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M
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E
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M
E
R
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W
R
A
P
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T
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T
O
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M
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A
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R
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N
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T
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T
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M
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I
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S
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M
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O
N
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C
E
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C
E
T
E
S
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L
E
E
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N
E
P
H
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G
A
P
E
S
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B
I
N
E
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T
R
E
40
A
R
I
E
S
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P
L
A
N
T
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H
A
N
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D
M
A
D
E
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G
O
O
D
A
S
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I
O
T
A
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H
A
L
O
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A
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M
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P
E
R
E
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P
U
L
L
M
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A
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N
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S
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R
O
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S
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F
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H
O
L
E
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E
T
A
L
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F
R
E
E
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U
H
L
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N
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R
A
S
A
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S
E
L
L
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L
H
A
S
A
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S
T
A
B
© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,539
Across
1
Children's seats : LAPS
5
Some go for it : BROKE
10
Keep repeating, with "on" : HARP
14
Zone : AREA
15
Ward off : REPEL
16
Suits to ___ : ATEE
17
Steel-to-be : IRON
18
The end : OMEGA
19
Record : NOTE
20
His sweater is popular : CARDIGAN
22
His name is hypnotic : MESMER
24
Cloak : WRAP
25
Broz : TITO
26
Robin Hood's Maid : MARIAN
29
System of tribal division : TOTEMISM
33
In readiness : ONICE
34
Whales : CETES
35
Shelter : LEE
36
Cloud: Prefix : NEPH
37
Peers : GAPES
38
Twining stem : BINE
39
Three, in Triste : TRE
40
Zodiac sign : ARIES
41
Sow : PLANT
42
Like pioneers' clothes : HANDMADE
44
As ___ gold : GOODAS
45
Jot : IOTA
46
Nimbus : HALO
47
His name is current : AMPERE
50
His sleepers are vanishing : PULLMANS
54
Deer : ROES
55
Violin aperture : FHOLE
57
Relative of etc. : ETAL
58
Not literal : FREE
59
Lancer : UHLAN
60
Tabula ___ : RASA
61
Hawk : SELL
62
Tibet's capital : LHASA
63
Take a ___ at : STAB
Down
1
Secular : LAIC
2
Irish expletive : ARRA
3
Worse: Sp. : PEOR
4
He paved the hero's way : SANDWICH
5
Stout shoe : BROGAN
6
Chart anew : REMAP
7
Start the bidding : OPEN
8
Beer holder : KEG
9
Ancient Asians : ELAMITES
10
His cabs were good-looking : HANSOM
11
Tiny bit : ATOM
12
Network : RETE
13
Equal : PEER
21
Dies ___ : IRAE
23
French seasons : ETES
25
Lugs : TOTES
26
June, for one : MONTH
27
End of ___ : ANERA
28
Mature : RIPEN
29
Indian's castle : TEPEE
30
Epic : ILIAD
31
Medicinal plant : SENNA
32
Encounters : MEETS
34
Tumble, in Toledo : CAIDA
37
Appreciative : GRATEFUL
38
Her pants were shocking : BLOOMERS
40
Cupid : AMOR
41
Census : POLL
43
His engine is useful : DIESEL
44
Lead ore : GALENA
46
Hilo dances : HULAS
47
Sandy's responses : ARFS
48
Greater : MORE
49
His namesakes are bobbies : PEEL
50
Vamp Negri : POLA
51
Rat-___ : ATAT
52
Apollo's sponsor : NASA
53
Chunk : SLAB
56
Ex-V.P.'s monogram : HHH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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