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New York Times, Wednesday, May 3, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,299
Across Down
1. Colombian peak : HUILA
6. He, in Italy : ESSO
10. Inquiry: Abbr. : QUES
14. Modern ailment : ULCER
15. Roman 1054 : MLIV
16. Single : UNAL
17. Modern fad : SNOWMOBILE
19. Belgian river : OISE
20. State: Abbr. : KANS
21. Unit of work : ERG
22. Carried on : RANTED
24. Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
25. Egyptian deity : PTAH
26. Company officers: Abbr. : TRS
27. Event for Belshazzar : FEAST
28. Handy : USEFUL
32. City in Iraq : BASRA
35. U.N. initials : USSR
37. Matador's meat : TORO
38. Language pupil, at times : RECITER
40. Active : ONTHEGO
42. Start of a Kipling trio : ARAG
43. Blind, in falconry : SEEL
45. Tricks : RUSES
46. Flat-bottomed boats : DORIES
48. British track : ASCOT
50. British award : DSO
51. Copy, for short : STAT
52. Kind of TV squad : MOD
55. Like TV dinners : FROZEN
58. Kind of god or horn : TIN
59. Dry bed in Africa : WADI
60. French composer : LALO
61. Slippery : ICECOVERED
64. Arabian area : OMAN
65. Spare : TIRE
66. Eskimo's castle : IGLOO
67. Anglo-Saxon menial : ESNE
68. Long periods : EONS
69. Gazes dreamily : MOONS
1. Motive power in Alaska : HUSKY
2. Of a bone : ULNAR
3. Religious images : ICONS
4. Namesakes of writer Wallace : LEWS
5. Limb : ARM
6. Parapet gunport : EMBRASURE
7. Snubs : SLIGHTS
8. Yellow ocher : SIL
9. Upset : OVERTURN
10. Thule dwelling : QUONSETHUT
11. Segment : UNIT
12. Facility : EASE
13. Alaskan transit medium : SLED
18. Greek mountain : OETA
23. "___ longa . . . " : ARS
25. Fuel : PEAT
27. Arctic area, for one : FRIGIDZONE
29. Opponents : FOES
30. Prod : URGE
31. Playwright Anita : LOOS
32. Nail : BRAD
33. Aviation prefix : AERO
34. Cliff : SCAR
36. Celestial positions : SOLSTICES
39. Variety of garnet : ESSONITE
41. Pony : TROT
44. Part of E.S.T. : EASTERN
47. Pilot's course : ESE
49. I sing: Lat. : CANO
52. Miss Thomas : MARLO
53. Greek theater : ODEON
54. Antics : DIDOS
55. Arctic sight : FLOE
56. Battering devices : RAMS
57. Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
59. "And away ___" : WEGO
62. Half a union : CIO
63. One of a threesome : VIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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