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New York Times, Tuesday, May 9, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,305

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Across
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Very cold : GELID
6
To the point : APT
9
Thrash : BELT
13
On to : AWARE
14
Rounded lump : GLOB
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Forum drink : AQUA
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Untamed : FERAL
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Football scoreboard entry : OOOO
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Pick out : CULL
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Often : FREQUENTLY
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Throw out, as type : KILL
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Letter : ESS
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Carefree : GAY
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Aroint! : SCAT
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Hindrance : LET
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Olfactory stimuli : ODORS
31
German numeral : DREI
34
Thorny plants : WAITABITS
38
Handyman : JACKOFALLTRADES
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Kind of geometry : SPHERICAL
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Red item : CENT
43
Kind of battery : SOLAR
44
River of Wales : USK
46
Don Juan's mother : INEZ
48
G.I. initials : USA
49
Initial trio : ABC
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School study : MATH
55
Columbia River dam : BONNEVILLE
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Taft territory : OHIO
59
Was short : OWED
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Environs : AREAS
61
Artillery supplies : AMMO
62
A Louis : XIII
63
Italian lake : GARDA
64
Obligation : NEED
65
Run out : END
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Register : ENTER
Down
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Boo-boo : GAFFE
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Pitchers : EWERS
3
Household gods : LARES
4
Mideast land : IRAQ
5
Swamp : DELUGE
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Kind of newspaper column : AGONY
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Writer's concern : PLOT
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Workbench items : TOOLS
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Consecutive : BACKTOBACK
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Prefix for poise : EQUI
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Soothe : LULL
12
Kind of story : TALL
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Shun in a way : BOYCOTT
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___ one's words : EAT
26
Month after Shebat : ADAR
27
Probability : LIKELIHOOD
29
Outing : RIDE
30
British firearm : STEN
31
Platter-spinners : DJS
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Séance signals : RAPS
33
Repeat : ECHO
34
Servicewoman : WAC
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Neighbor of Ga : ALA
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Neighbor of Ky. : ILL
37
Plane initials : SST
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Medit. port : ORAN
40
Boiler chamber : FIREBOX
44
Operate : USE
45
Wild : SAVAGE
47
Comic-strip sound : ZOWIE
48
Disassembled : UNDID
49
Open-eyed : ALERT
50
Oar : BLADE
51
Franck : CESAR
52
Complain : MOAN
53
Alas! : AHME
54
Occasion : TIME
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Dissent, in Bonn : NEIN
57
Persepolis's land : IRAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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