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New York Times, Wednesday, July 26, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,383
Across Down
1. By the ___ : BYE
4. Bridge expert : GOREN
9. Drenches : SOPS
13. Tennis shot : LOB
14. Medicine-show purchase : ELIXIR
16. Large bird : EMEU
17. Orel's river : OKA
18. "___ re-tire" (old Fisk ad) : TIMETO
19. Split : TORE
20. Reviewed : WENTOVER
22. Used the patio : SATOUT
24. Welcome! : AVE
25. Fishing net : TRAWL
27. Middlemen : BROKERS
31. Outside the law : UNLEGAL
35. Potentate : RULER
36. Cognate : AKIN
38. Town in southern France : ALBI
39. Gobi-like : ARID
40. Pickling solution : BRINE
41. Viewed : SEEN
42. Palm product : SAGO
43. Cost : RATE
44. Heat, as milk : SCALD
45. Puts on the brakes : SLOWSUP
47. African republic : DAHOMEY
49. Japanese-American : NISEI
51. Shoal : BAR
52. Separate : DETACH
55. Southwest Asia : NEAREAST
60. On the peak : ATOP
61. Spread to view : UNCASE
63. Combat : WAR
64. Manly : MALE
65. One who hesitates : PAUSER
66. Nancy's son : ABE
67. Stopper : PLUG
68. One of the estates : PRESS
69. Jaw : YAK
1. Stroke : BLOW
2. Harness : YOKE
3. Abba : EBAN
4. Recover from : GETOVER
5. Dickens waif : OLIVER
6. Frost : RIME
7. Wield : EXERT
8. Insect egg : NIT
9. Retaliate : SETTLEASCORE
10. Melville novel : OMOO
11. Inca land : PERU
12. Animal fat : SUET
15. Girl's name : ROSANNE
21. Humble : TAKEDOWNAPEG
23. Piercing tool : AWL
26. Bankrupt : RUINED
27. Kind of knuckles : BRASS
28. Not urban : RURAL
29. Few: Prefix : OLIGO
30. Mexican shawl : SARAPE
32. Dim light : GLEAM
33. White poplar : ABELE
34. ___ hop : LINDY
37. Set of things : KIT
40. Revive a skill, with "on" : BRUSHUP
44. Participators : SHARERS
46. "___ 'em!" : SIC
48. Humbles : ABASES
50. Bring upon oneself : INCUR
52. Mine gas : DAMP
53. Latin abbr. : ETAL
54. S. A. tree : TOLU
56. Slacken : EASE
57. Absent : AWAY
58. Leeward island : SABA
59. Journey : TREK
62. Be off one's guard : NAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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