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New York Times, Monday, September 18, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,437
Across
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Yuletide trio : MAGI
5
Animal pen : HUTCH
10
Printer's word : STET
14
Guinness : ALEC
15
As ___ (generally) : ARULE
16
Distant: Prefix : TELE
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"How could you ___?" : STOOPSOLOW
19
Chassis part : AXLE
20
Eye part : CORNEA
21
Georgia capital : ATLANTA
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Blunder : GOOF
24
Drove : HERD
25
Compass reading : ESE
27
Excess : NIMIETY
30
Wheat, in France : BLE
33
Have it made : RATE
35
Spasm : TIC
36
Rabble : TAGRAG
38
Cancel, in Houston : ABORT
40
Title for 14 Across : SIR
42
Bête ___ : NOIRE
43
Dorcas and others : SEWERS
45
Asian area, to G.I.'s : NAM
47
Appends : ADDS
48
Sea bird : ERN
49
Turkish sword: Var. : ATAGHAN
52
"___ thee to a nunnery" : GET
53
Douglas et al. : FIRS
54
Recluses : LONERS
56
Georgia capital : TBILISI
59
Fox or turkey : TROT
60
Word with bell or man : DOOR
61
Smart person : NOONESFOOL
65
Hostels : INNS
66
Lollobrigida et al. : GINAS
67
Out of kilter : AWRY
68
Track event : MEET
69
Political list : SLATE
70
Explosives : TNTS
Down
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Gender: Abbr. : MASC
2
Certain voice : ALTO
3
West Indies capital : GEORGETOWN
4
Image: Prefix : ICONO
5
Gets angry : HASAFIT
6
Tail: Prefix : URO
7
City in Russia : TULA
8
Attire : CLOTHE
9
English novelist Maurice : HEWLETT
10
Group of trees : STAND
11
Schoolbook : TEXT
12
She, in Spain : ELLA
13
Links feature : TEE
18
Laborer : PEON
22
Indo-Iranian : ARYAN
25
Obliterate : ERASE
26
Khatchaturian weapon : SABER
28
Erroneous: Prefix : MIS
29
Frosting : ICING
30
West Indies capital : BRIDGETOWN
31
Pantry : LARDER
32
Spews out : EGESTS
34
Poetic contraction : ERE
37
Tibetan gazelle : GOA
39
Follow : TRAIL
41
Cheer : RAH
44
G and E : STRINGS
46
Cat or cross : MALTESE
50
Pardon, in Chaucer's day : ASSOIL
51
Conjunctions : NORS
53
Kind of base : FIRST
55
Dieting words : NOFAT
56
Sound : TONE
57
Kind of china : BONE
58
One of the Hebrides : IONA
60
Wane : DIM
62
Turner or Cole : NAT
63
Scrap : ORT
64
River of Belgium : LYS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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