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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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V
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,514
Across
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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
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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