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New York Times, Friday, June 2, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 330 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,329
Across Down
1. Ruthenian : SLAV
5. Show-biz award : OSCAR
10. Dry run : TEST
14. Experience : HAVE
15. Austronesian language : MAORI
16. Animal neckpiece : YOKE
17. Tauromachy sounds : OLES
18. Bit of gossip : ONDIT
19. Weather word : RAIN
20. Riches : WORTH
22. Musical groups : JAZZBANDS
24. Sedan : AUTO
26. Longing : YEN
27. ___ e sempre : ORA
30. Restrain : LEASH
33. Chemical compounds : ENOLS
37. Mehitabel's creator : DONMARQUIS
40. Crystal-gazer's phrase : ISEE
41. Keenness : EDGE
42. Large-scale shake-up : PURGE
43. Israel : ZION
44. Adolescent : TEEN
45. Tourists : SIGHTSEERS
47. Old Italian coin : SOLDO
49. Under, to poets : NEATH
50. Scottish explorer : RAE
51. Classifieds : ADS
53. Pecan or filbert, in France : NOIX
55. Like some tales : TWICETOLD
60. Needle mishap : PRICK
64. ___ Rud river : HARI
65. Russian range : URALS
67. On the deep : ASEA
68. Room to swing ___ : ACAT
69. Prefer : FAVOR
70. Story : YARN
71. Show-biz award : TONY
72. Defects : FLAWS
73. Pakistan river : SWAT
1. Spectacle : SHOW
2. French composer : LALO
3. Declare : AVER
4. Wooden match : VESTA
5. Shoulder: Prefix : OMO
6. River of Calif. : SANJOAQUIN
7. Musical section : CODA
8. Neighbor of Nev. : ARIZ
9. Posh : RITZY
10. Play the dictator : TYRANNIZE
11. Of the dawn : EOAN
12. Slip and slide : SKID
13. Sawbucks : TENS
21. Wahine dance : HULA
23. Buzzer : BEE
25. Maryland's eleven : TERPS
27. U.S. playwright : ODETS
28. Rising, roping, etc. : RODEO
29. A.L. player : ANGEL
31. Swell : SURGE
32. Everywhere : HIGHANDLOW
34. Willow : OSIER
35. Girl's name : LEORA
36. Have a feeling : SENSE
38. Lying : MENDACITY
39. Begin in earnest : SETTO
46. Craft : SHIP
48. Literary work : ODE
52. Work on pillows : STUFF
54. Certain pictures : XRAYS
55. "___ is to say" : THAT
56. City on the Brazos : WACO
57. Neighbor of Afghanistan : IRAN
58. Viva-voce : ORAL
59. Pompeian nemesis : LAVA
61. What vidi means : ISAW
62. Spanish wax : CERA
63. German philosopher : KANT
66. Older ones: Abbr. : SRS

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