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New York Times, Saturday, December 30, 1972

45-Across : Welk's instrument

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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C
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,540
Across
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Donald or Captain : COOK
5
"___ we dance?" : SHALL
10
Syngman : RHEE
14
___ corner : AMEN
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Antoinette : MARIE
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Elvers : EELS
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___ majesty : LESE
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About : ANENT
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Govt. agent : TMAN
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Bowed down : KNELT
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Hepburn or Cornell : KATHARINE
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Book page : LEAF
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Le Gallienne : EVA
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Idiot : ASS
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Sludge of sea ice : SLOB
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Shell number : EIGHT
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K.O.'d : FLATTENED
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Closefisted : NEAR
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Get under one's skin : RILE
41
Revoke, to a lawyer : ADEEM
43
She, in St. Lo : ELLE
44
Same: Lat. : IDEM
45
Welk's instrument : ACCORDION
47
Allure : TEMPT
49
Mata : HARI
50
Summer time: Abbr. : DST
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Trygve : LIE
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Poop or quarter : DECK
55
Essay : UNDERTAKE
60
Gypsy Rose's sister : HAVOC
64
Exchange membership : SEAT
65
Ten percenter : AGENT
67
Prepare the way : PAVE
68
Treaty of 1949 : NATO
69
Fresh-water fish : PERCH
70
Heavy blow : ONER
71
Solar disk : ATEN
72
Pulled a boner : ERRED
73
Notch made by a saw : KERF
Down
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Horseshoe cleat : CALK
2
Foreboding : OMEN
3
Platinum wire loop : OESE
4
Toll : KNELL
5
Little, in Scotland : SMA
6
Jane and Peter's dad, to his friends : HANKFONDA
7
Surface : AREA
8
Blue-serge bane : LINT
9
Forgetfulness : LETHE
10
Put through a brushup course : RETRAINED
11
Prefix for sphere : HEMI
12
Spirit : ELAN
13
Slave of yore : ESNE
21
Oral : TEST
23
Harriman's nickname : AVE
25
Name for Athena : ALEA
27
Arabic demon : AFRIT
28
Advice to Kelly : SLIDE
29
Witch-hunt place : SALEM
31
Hardwood tree : BEECH
33
Frozen : GELID
34
Headgear in "Green Pastures" : HALOS
35
River of Ontario : TRENT
37
Alec or Fay : TEMPLETON
38
Decline : DECADENCE
42
"There isn't any ___" : MORE
46
Actress Irene : RICH
48
French shooting gallery : TIR
52
Storehouse : ETAPE
54
Mattress filler : KAPOK
55
Annapolis : USNA
56
Undiluted : NEAT
57
1960 or 1970 : DATE
58
Roman field : AGER
59
Walter or Jean : KERR
61
Weathercock : VANE
62
Partner of Roger : OVER
63
U. S. punster and publisher : CERF
66
Theologian's degree : THD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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