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New York Times, Thursday, December 7, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 332 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,517
Across
1. Nabokov novel : ADA
4. Dismay : APPAL
9. L. A. team : RAMS
13. Bar offering, with 20 Across : TOM
14. French novelist : DAUDET
16. Mideast land : IRAQ
17. Prefix with light : TWI
18. Delightful : DREAMY
19. Like certain trees : OAKY
20. See 13 Across : ANDJERRY
22. Scrounged : CADGED
24. Difficulty : ADO
25. Berate : SCORE
27. Famed comic strip : PEANUTS
31. Impasses : LOGJAMS
35. At an end : ALLUP
36. Dilute : THIN
38. Mine, in Nancy : AMOI
39. Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
40. Dogfight maneuvers : ZOOMS
41. Adjacent to : NEXT
42. In any way : EVER
43. Advantage : EDGE
44. Aladdin's servitor : GENIE
45. Disavowing : DENYING
47. Steps : STRIDES
49. Melees : FRAYS
51. Bern's river : AAR
52. Of a planet : JOVIAN
55. Herblock's forte : CARTOONS
60. Latin spouse : UXOR
61. Emulate Nemesis : AVENGE
63. Clara of silents : BOW
64. Goes bad : ROTS
65. Peccable one : SINNER
66. Doctors' org. : AMA
67. French writer : ANET
68. Beef and pork : MEATS
69. Neighbor of Kan. : NEB
Down
1. ___ boy! : ATTA
2. Depressed : DOWN
3. Surrounded by : AMID
4. Totaled : ADDEDUP
5. Imitate : PARROT
6. Roman lad : PUER
7. All in ___ work : ADAYS
8. Moon lander : LEM
9. Sight from Sugarloaf : RIODEJANEIRO
10. One of a literary trio : ARAG
11. Compel : MAKE
12. Measure of area: Abbr. : SQYD
15. Wealthy ones : TYCOONS
21. Hangover day : JANUARYFIRST
23. Neighbor of Uru. : ARG
26. Regions, to Byron : CLIMES
27. Reacted to a ghost : PALED
28. Pupil, in Caen : ELEVE
29. Standish's proxy : ALDEN
30. Prosaic : STODGY
32. Reform oneself : AMEND
33. Guts : MOXIE
34. Positions : SITES
37. Farm creature : HOG
40. Harems : ZENANAS
44. Kitchen implements : GRATERS
46. Anger: Lat. : IRA
48. Place for a bull's-eye : TARGET
50. Exhibition of anger : SCENE
52. Franco-Swiss range : JURA
53. Cantab's rival: Abbr. : OXON
54. Make a choice : VOTE
56. Pavlova : ANNA
57. Scottish resort : OBAN
58. Alaskan cape : NOME
59. Deck mop : SWAB
62. Pep : VIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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