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New York Times, Tuesday, September 12, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,431
Across Down
1. Musical note : SOL
4. Improvise : ADLIB
9. Boundary : AMBIT
14. Dernier ___ : CRI
15. Lariat : REATA
16. Valley in Devonshire : DOONE
17. City in Germany : ULM
18. French revolutionist : MARAT
19. Indian dwelling : HOGAN
20. Moving man : BOBBYFISCHER
23. Have ___ (be represented) : AVOICE
24. Pronoun : HER
25. Hint : CUE
28. ___ boom : SONIC
31. South Vietnam delta : MEKONG
33. Number : EIGHT
36. N.Y. stadium : SHEA
38. Slangy negative : NOPE
39. Guthrie : ARLO
40. Ruler : QUEEN
41. Eisenhower and others : IKES
42. Kind of opera : SOAP
43. Home of 56 Across: Abbr. : USSR
44. Deputy : AGENT
45. Isolate : ENISLE
47. Airy being : SYLPH
49. Pancake cover: Abbr. : SYR
50. Poetic word : EEN
52. Root out : UPTEAR
56. Moving man : BORISSPASSKY
59. Pilgrim settler : ALDEN
62. Preside at a meeting : CHAIR
63. ___ la : TRA
64. Part of Hispaniola : HAITI
65. Greek dialect : KOINE
66. Time period : EON
67. Amphetamines: Slang : SPEED
68. Swiss sound : YODEL
69. Hosp. aides : RNS
1. Diving gear : SCUBA
2. Favorite of Catherine II : ORLOV
3. West Indian dance : LIMBO
4. Barracks furniture : ARMYCOT
5. Stun with noise : DEAFEN
6. Gull family : LARI
7. Take___ it comes : ITAS
8. Quantity of baked goods : BATCH
9. Cling : ADHERE
10. Secure a boat : MOOR
11. Spongy ground : BOG
12. Win ___ walk : INA
13. Number : TEN
21. Prelates : BISHOPS
22. Virile one : HEMAN
25. U.S. financier Jay : COOKE
26. Let loose : UNPEN
27. Discharge : EGEST
29. Pogo's "the enemy ___ " : ISUS
30. Game : CHESS
32. Men on horseback : KNIGHTS
33. Mitigates : EASES
34. Bitter humor : IRONY
35. White of egg : GLAIR
37. Spooky : EERY
40. Odd : QUEER
44. Clothing : APPAREL
46. Brezhnev : LEONID
48. Wolfish : LUPINE
51. Man's nickname : NICKY
53. Chemical compound : ESTER
54. Ohio city : AKRON
55. O'Neal and others : RYANS
56. Animal: Fr. : BETE
57. Chase away : SHOO
58. Aforementioned : SAID
59. Exclamations : AHS
60. Fold over : LAP
61. Stamping device : DIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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