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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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A
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D
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A
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A
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P
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P
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A
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L
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R
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A
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M
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S
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T
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M
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D
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U
D
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T
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I
R
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Q
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T
W
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D
R
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A
M
Y
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O
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K
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A
N
D
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J
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R
R
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C
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A
D
G
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D
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A
D
O
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S
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C
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P
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E
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A
N
U
T
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S
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L
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G
J
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A
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M
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S
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A
L
L
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P
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T
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H
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N
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A
M
O
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L
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D
A
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Z
O
O
M
S
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N
E
X
T
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E
V
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R
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E
D
G
E
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G
E
N
I
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D
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N
Y
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I
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G
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S
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T
R
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F
R
A
Y
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S
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A
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R
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J
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O
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V
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N
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C
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A
R
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O
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N
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S
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U
X
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A
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V
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N
G
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B
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W
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R
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S
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R
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A
M
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A
N
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T
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M
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A
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N
E
B
© 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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