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New York Times, Friday, June 16, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,343
Across
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Celebration : FETE
5
Performs : ACTS
9
Holy city : MECCA
14
Blackbirds : ANIS
15
Polite interruption : AHEM
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Mythical hunter : ORION
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Slavic spouse : CZECHMATE
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Settee : DIVAN
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Hebrides island : TYREE
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Carriage : PRAM
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Townsman : CIT
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Cockney's residence : OME
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Stipend : SALARY
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Old man: Ger. : ALTE
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Maroon : RED
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Black, for one : SEA
31
Tuber : YAM
33
Stuff : WAD
34
Babylonian god : SIRIS
36
"A man and ___" : AMAID
38
Remark about the skipper, with "The" : CAPTAINSORDERLY
43
Of birds : AVIAN
44
Indians : ERIES
45
Clear : NET
46
Monarch: Abbr. : SOV
49
Neighbor of Md. : DEL
50
Insect egg : NIT
53
Bows : ARCS
55
Roman orator : CICERO
57
Person : ONE
58
Pronoun : SHE
59
Palm : TARA
60
Ode : VERSE
62
Spring flower : PEONY
64
More audacious mare : BOLDERDAM
66
In harmony : ATUNE
67
Projection : LOBE
68
Have a bite : DINE
69
Germanic god : WOTAN
70
Greek war goddess : ENYO
71
Scored in tennis : ACED
Down
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Constituent : FACTOR
2
Detergent ingredient : ENZYME
3
Arranged in rows : TIERED
4
Verb suffix : ESCE
5
Old Dutch measure : AAM
6
Cleric : CHAPLAIN
7
Four: Prefix : TETRA
8
Like a painter's palette : SMEARY
9
Style : MOD
10
Heath genus : ERICA
11
Polite contest : CIVILWAR
12
Candidate's riding habit, at times : COATTAIL
13
Dvorak : ANN
18
Some of Washington's enemies : HESSIANS
22
Genus of clams : MYA
26
Atmosphere: Prefix : AERI
28
Mary Baker or Nelson : EDDY
32
Courted : MADELOVE
34
Depot: Abbr. : STA
35
Opp. of NNW : SSE
37
French possessive : MES
38
Town in Palestine : CANA
39
Opposed : AVERSETO
40
Throw away : PITCHOUT
41
___ fire : ORDEALBY
42
Whale-oil container : RIER
47
Month: Abbr. : OCT
48
Capable of development : VIABLE
50
Scandinavian : NORDIC
51
Foolish : INSANE
52
Poured : TEEMED
54
Persian rug : SENNA
56
Hum : CROON
61
Wagnerian heroine : ERDA
62
Backwoods family member : PAW
63
Japanese money : YEN
65
___ volente : DEO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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