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New York Times, Wednesday, February 16, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,222
Across Down
1. False god : BAAL
5. Stupefy : BESOT
10. Pelion's perch : OSSA
14. Poet Lazarus : EMMA
15. George and Constance : LAKES
16. Hollywood street : VINE
17. But: Ger. : ABER
18. Laborare est ___ : ORARE
19. Son of Seth : ENOS
20. Royalty of film lore : KINGKONG
22. Kind of rug : THROW
24. Forster's "Howards ___" : END
25. Deplorable : SAD
26. "___ that ate the malt . . . " : THERAT
29. Emulated a mule : HEEHAWED
34. Brooder : HEN
35. "Easy ___" : RIDER
37. Condition : STATE
38. Companion of ye and shoppe : OLDE
40. Titled Britishers : EARLS
42. Common Latin verb : ERAT
43. Snow, in Spain : NIEVE
45. Poetic seas : DEEPS
47. Numerical prefix : UNI
48. Jungle animals : GORILLAS
50. Totem-pole constituent : LOWMAN
52. Pair : DUO
53. ___ trice : INA
54. Sky: Sp. : CIELO
56. Quickie tailor center : HONGKONG
61. Duke or horse : IRON
62. ___ of kings : SPORT
64. Admired one : IDOL
65. Then: Fr. : DONC
66. Uneven : EROSE
67. Nautilus skipper : NEMO
68. Fencing gear : EPEE
69. Discourage : DETER
70. Waxed : GREW
1. Neb : BEAK
2. Both: Prefix : AMBI
3. Church corner : AMEN
4. ___ than life : LARGER
5. Familial bond : BLOODTIE
6. Deserve : EARN
7. Keel part: Var. : SKAG
8. "The strife is ___ . . . " : OER
9. Dangerous fly : TSETSE
10. Coin stamped for a later year : OVERDATE
11. Prefix for an Asian land : SINO
12. Goose or mobile : SNOW
13. Roman bronze : AES
21. Tree node : KNAR
23. Sounds of laughter : HAHS
26. Sandal part : THONG
27. Sun: Prefix : HELIO
28. Bitter-___ : ENDER
29. "___ looking at you" : HERES
30. Writer Gardner : ERLE
31. Why, in Bonn : WARUM
32. Hero of Babylonian myth : ETANA
33. Remove a metal coating : DETIN
36. Art movement : DADA
39. Jury's concern : EVIDENCE
41. Offshoot group : SPLINTER
44. Jewish month : ELUL
46. Canary specialty : SONG
49. "He hath ___ the fateful lightning . . . " : LOOSED
51. Coming alive : WAKING
54. Farmer's concern : CROP
55. "Pompeii" heroine : IONE
56. Owl or Gibson : HOOT
57. Cheapside steed : ORSE
58. River to Baltic : ODER
59. Alaskan cape : NOME
60. Shine : GLOW
61. Fish of Europe : IDE
63. Before: Prefix : PRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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