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New York Times, Monday, December 4, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 47, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 48, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,514
Across
1. Derby, for one : RACE
5. To the stern : AFT
8. Theater sign : SRO
11. Black : EBON
12. My: It. : MIA
13. Force : COERCE
17. Sailor's old-time staple : SALTPORK
19. Papal name : ADRIAN
20. Clothes : RAIMENTS
22. ___ de Triomphe : ARC
23. More skilled : ABLER
26. Upward: Prefix : ANA
27. Request : PLEA
28. Harasses : BESETS
30. Leaves : VACATES
33. French drink : EAU
34. Elec. unit : AMP
36. Calif. seafood choice : ABALONE
37. N. Z. parrot : KEA
38. Shake : JAR
39. Clubs : CUDGELS
43. Indian of West : OTO
44. Coterie : SET
47. Self-centered ones : EGOISTS
48. Italy, Norway, etc. : EUROPE
50. Reputation : NAME
51. Age : ERA
54. Cube or cone : SOLID
55. Scottish weather : SNA
56. Salad vegetables : RADISHES
59. Hateful : ODIOUS
61. Lees : SHELTERS
65. Farm of Southwest : RANCHO
66. Moray : EEL
67. Greek god : EROS
68. "Two by Two" locale : ARK
69. Boxing unit: Abbr. : RND
70. Soaks : RETS
Down
1. Thing, in law : RES
2. Arabian cloak : ABA
3. Mountain pass : COL
4. Menu listing : ENTREE
5. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
6. Terra ___ : FIRMA
7. Occupied : TAKEN
8. Leave in a hurry : SCAT
9. Serling et al. : RODS
10. Poetic word : OER
14. Theater district : RIALTO
15. Lurch : CAREEN
16. Enclose : ENCASE
18. Shares in : PARTAKES
21. Indian of West : NAVAJO
23. Honest ___ : ABE
24. Lillie : BEA
25. Southern campus : LSU
27. Buddy : PAL
29. Small fish : SMELT
31. Moderate : ABATE
32. Carnival feature: Var. : CAROUSEL
35. Made a bridge call : PASSED
39. Man with a stamp : CENSOR
40. African state : UGANDA
41. Realm : DOMAIN
42. Grant, in Scotland : GIE
44. Hurok : SOL
45. Roof piece : EPI
46. Man's nickname : TED
49. List : ROSTER
52. Stairway part : RISER
53. Pale : ASHEN
56. German area : RUHR
57. Asian tree: Var. : ASOK
58. Anna of stage : HELD
60. Edible root : OCA
62. Before : ERE
63. Nonsense! : ROT
64. Draft agency: Abbr. : SSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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