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New York Times, Thursday, July 13, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 339 (avg 1.87)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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C
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J
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A
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B
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V
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L
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C
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G
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C
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H
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G
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H
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C
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G
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P
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,370
Across
1
Slack : CULM
5
Yak away : JAW
8
TV network : CBS
11
Walking : AFOOT
13
German home of Zeiss works : JENA
14
Ardor : ELAN
15
Granted : VOUCHSAFED
17
Dry: Prefix : XERO
18
Atlanta's time : EST
19
Slipstream : RACE
20
Musical direction : LARGO
21
Set, as a pistol : COCK
22
Raided the icebox : SNACKED
24
Reject : SPURN
27
Exculpate : ACQUIT
29
Undeliverable letter : NIXIE
30
Astro or cosmo : NAUT
31
Live ___ : ITUP
35
Very much : ALOT
36
Fills 'er up : GASES
37
Weary : TIRE
38
Persian elf : PERI
39
___ on the back : APAT
40
Falsify : FUDGE
41
Rarebit base : CHEESE
43
Ultimate aim : IDEAL
44
Observations : ESPIALS
47
Cooper's tool : ADZE
49
Like some fabrics : GAUZY
50
Eager : AGOG
51
Pronoun : SHE
54
Left : GONE
55
Informed : ACQUAINTED
58
Arthurian lady : ENID
59
Grimace : MOUE
60
Simpleton : GOOSE
61
Calendar abbr. : DEC
62
Coal size : PEA
63
Cob : SWAN
Down
1
Troglodyte's milieu : CAVE
2
Flying saucers : UFOS
3
Oaf : LOUT
4
Loafer : MOC
5
Chief, in Madrid : JEFE
6
Chemical ending : ANE
7
Bankroll : WAD
8
Office help : CLERK
9
Lighter : BARGE
10
Hairnet : SNOOD
12
Sovereignty : THRONE
13
Impertinent one : JACKANAPES
14
Preciseness : EXACTITUDE
16
Omaha-based command : SAC
20
Chou En-___ : LAI
21
Evaluated : CRITICIZED
22
Gray trout : SQUETEAGUE
23
Cashews : NUTS
24
Easy task : SNAP
25
Reactor : PILE
26
Wife, in old Rome : UXOR
28
Haciendas : CASAS
32
Neap or ebb : TIDE
33
Ulan Bator's old name : URGA
34
Skin : PEEL
36
Highlander : GAEL
40
Firework of damp powder : FIZGIG
42
Fodder : HAY
44
Incited, with "on" : EGGED
45
Rhone tributary : SAONE
46
Of Carthaginians : PUNIC
48
___ good deed : DOA
50
Greenish blue : AQUA
51
Pack : STOW
52
"For ___ jolly . . . " : HESA
53
"East of ___" : EDEN
55
Elec. unit : AMP
56
Iowa college : COE
57
We: Lat. : NOS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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