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New York Times, Tuesday, August 15, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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G
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O
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B
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S
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I
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Z
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A
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A
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K
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O
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F
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N
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P
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R
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A
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M
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T
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S
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S
H
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A
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L
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L
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N
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R
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F
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O
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N
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D
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D
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S
U
B
U
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R
B
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T
W
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I
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C
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S
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I
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G
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O
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K
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Y
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A
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U
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R
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S
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M
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G
G
Y
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M
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E
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T
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C
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H
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B
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T
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H
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E
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C
O
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P
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L
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N
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D
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A
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A
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L
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R
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A
© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,403
Across
1
Oodles : GOBS
5
Walton : IZAAK
10
Light-switch readings : OFFS
14
Image : IDOL
15
Audacity : NERVE
16
Water sound : PLOP
17
Gear for 5 Across : RODANDREEL
19
Australian peninsula : EYRE
20
Quake : TREMOR
21
Postures : STANCES
23
Wet ditches : MOATS
26
Stadium : SHEA
27
Big name in radio : ALLEN
30
British eagles: Abbr. : RAF
32
Certain crime : ARSON
35
Word with center or letter : DEAD
36
Satellite of a sort : SUBURB
38
"___ for the show" : TWO
39
Doer: Suffix : IER
40
Lassie and Snoopy : CANINES
41
Clock numerals : III
42
Energy unit : ERG
43
Islands off Scotland : ORKNEY
44
Sothern and others : ANNS
45
Customers : USERS
47
His: Fr. : SES
48
Weather word : MUGGY
49
Silent : MUTE
51
Kind of case : STAIR
53
Put up with : STOMACH
56
Joyous : BLITHE
60
___ de grace : COUP
61
Variety of salmon : LANDLOCKED
64
Aleutian island : ATTU
65
French girl's name : AIMEE
66
Home-buyer's aid : LOAN
67
Sodium salts of India : REHS
68
More accurate : TRUER
69
This, in Quito : ESTA
Down
1
Encircled : GIRT
2
Scent : ODOR
3
Portend : BODE
4
Banged : SLAMMED
5
Vedic god : INDRA
6
Biblical city : ZER
7
Common verb : ARE
8
Relatives of sts. : AVES
9
Gaelic people: Var. : KELTS
10
First game : OPENER
11
Forte of 5 Across : FLYCASTING
12
Fairway cry : FORE
13
Goddess of hope : SPES
18
Time of day : NOON
22
King of Israel and others : AHABS
24
Bodies : TRUNKS
25
Ancient Italians : SABINES
27
Farewell : ADIEU
28
Looks in a way : LEERS
29
Kind of bass : LARGEMOUTH
31
Boding evil : FUNEST
33
In debt : OWING
34
Like some streets : NOISY
36
Medit. island: Abbr. : SAR
37
King, in Spain : REY
40
___ Rica : COSTA
44
Heart chamber : AURICLE
46
Fracas : RUMPUS
48
Venus's island : MILO
50
Notoriety : ECLAT
52
More talented : ABLER
53
Mark : SCAR
54
Racetrack board : TOTE
55
Kind of shirt : HAIR
57
Ring decisions : TKOS
58
Intensity : HEAT
59
Ferber : EDNA
62
Seamen's org. : NMU
63
Sandra of films : DEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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