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New York Times, Tuesday, September 26, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { H J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,445
Across
1. Chica or Raton : BOCA
5. Verrazano et al. : SPANS
10. Room in Seville : SALA
14. Bank transaction : LOAN
15. Kind of film or light : PILOT
16. Ski lift : TBAR
17. Wave: Fr. : ONDE
18. "Coming ___ wing and a prayer" : INONA
19. One of the Oranges : EAST
20. Odets title : WAITINGFORLEFTY
23. "___ we forget . . . " : LEST
24. Jousts : TILTS
25. High-tea features : SCONES
29. ___ Vic : OLD
30. Roman trees : PINES
31. Sit on the dais : PRESIDE
35. Study course : ARTS
36. Call it ___ : QUITS
38. Nobel physicist : RABI
40. Halloween wear : COSTUME
42. Phoenician city : SIDON
43. Yankee affirmative : YEP
44. Extremely foolish : INSANE
45. Social division : TRIBE
48. Celestial handle : ANSA
50. Beckett title : WAITINGFORGODOT
56. Gaelic : ERSE
57. Ballet's Tallchief : MARIA
58. Small group : TRIO
59. The same: Lat. : IDEM
60. Con ___ : AMORE
61. Overture subject : TELL
62. Jonson and Gunn : BENS
63. City on the Rhine : BASEL
64. French river : OISE
Down
1. "___ the Man Down" : BLOW
2. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
3. Moslem judge : CADI
4. Dill herb : ANET
5. Book stiffeners : SPINES
6. Engine warnings : PINGS
7. Airborne : ALOFT
8. Taboo : NONO
9. Frightens : STARTLES
10. Basic industry : STEEL
11. Behind, shipwise : ABAFT
12. Shows stamina : LASTS
13. Affected : ARTY
21. De la Cité et al. : ILES
22. Covers : LIDS
25. Bath, e.g. : SPA
26. About: Abbr. : CIRC
27. Aware of : ONTO
28. Crimefighter of TV : NESS
29. Scrap : ORT
31. Bakery product : PIE
32. Fleur-de-lis : IRIS
33. Art movement : DADA
34. Dark : EBON
36. Fairy royalty : QUEENMAB
37. Baseball figure : UMP
39. Feminine suffix : INE
41. Egyptian month : TYBI
42. Nylon nemesis : SNAG
44. " . . . and ransom captive ___" : ISRAEL
45. Afternoon: Sp. : TARDE
46. Up and doing : RISEN
47. News fillers : ITEMS
48. Hair styles : AFROS
49. Bête ___ : NOIRE
50. Spouse, in Leipzig : WEIB
51. Vasco da ___ : GAMA
52. Klemperer : OTTO
53. Between zwei and vier : DREI
54. Painter's media : OILS
55. Lacquered metal : TOLE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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