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New York Times, Friday, August 11, 1972

56-Down : Liberian native

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 9, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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B
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L
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R
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,399
Across
1
Beer containers: Abbr. : BLS
4
Turkish army corps : ORDU
8
One kind of shot : SNAP
12
Baghdad's land: Var. : IRAK
13
Peruvian empire : INCAN
14
Taffy event : PULL
15
Mosquito heaven : NUDISTCAMP
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Inventor's incentive : IDEA
18
What 15 Across visitors are in : THENUDE
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Companion of dearest : NEAREST
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H. Q. for mail : GPO
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Della and kin : REESES
23
Object of a strain : GNAT
25
Gravy server : LADLE
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La ___ : PAZ
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"My Name Is ___" : ARAM
30
Kind of tie : BOW
31
Words of confidence : IMGAME
33
Fuel : COKE
34
Contemporary poet : AUDEN
36
Armadillo : APAR
37
"Gallic Wars" author : CAESAR
39
Energy unit : ERG
40
Stoa lecturer : ZENO
41
Connective : AND
42
Unionist Chavez : CESAR
44
Reefs : BARS
45
Deadly : LETHAL
47
___ Alamos : LOS
48
Showery : PLUVIAL
50
Eyesores at 15 Across : CLOTHES
54
Wine: Prefix : OENO
55
Appropriate offering for 9 Down : NAKEDTRUTH
57
Air or hammer : LOCK
58
Wields a needle : DARNS
59
Dr. Watson's comment : ISAY
60
Forest Hills name : ASHE
61
Plant disease : SMUT
62
Time zone in L. A. : PST
Down
1
Macaque of East Indies : BRUH
2
Do pier work : LADE
3
Diversions at 15 Across : SKINGAMES
4
Formerly : ONCE
5
Electronic initials : RCA
6
Condemned : DAMNED
7
Joining 15 Across? : UNPEELING
8
Steeple : SPIRE
9
House organ of 15 Across? : NUDESPAPER
10
Ginger et al. : ALES
11
Land map : PLAT
12
Savings abbr. : INT
13
"Make ___, or do without" : ITDO
16
School-system V.I.P. : SUPT
20
Old gold alloy : ASEM
22
Poker round at 15 Across : RAWDEAL
23
Sound of anguish : GROAN
24
Break at "Oh! Calcutta!" : NAKEDLUNCH
25
Baseball's Brock : LOU
27
___ man (valet) : AMANS
28
Roulette bet : ZERO
29
Old silk brocade : ACCA
30
The help, at 15 Across : BAREHANDS
32
Locale of 15 Across? : GAZASTRIP
35
Slip a cog : ERR
38
H-hour, theatrically : ACTI
43
Eastern salutation : SALAAM
44
Navy recruit : BOOT
46
Summon : EVOKE
47
Law degrees : LLDS
48
Miss Negri : POLA
49
Durocher et al. : LEOS
50
Coin : CENT
51
Czech reformer : HUSS
52
French state : ETAT
53
Diffident : SHY
56
Liberian native : KRU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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