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New York Times, Saturday, September 30, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,449

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Across
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Relative of a headhunter : CANNIBAL
9
Cheerless : DISMAL
15
Do labor recruiting : UNIONIZE
16
Entirely : INTOTO
17
Beset by mosquitoes : BITTENUP
18
Night sounds : SNORES
19
Mauna ___ : LOA
20
Writer Zane : GREY
22
Stage lights : SPOTS
23
Did field work, in Scotland : FEERED
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French number : UNE
26
Inane one : GOOSE
30
Sailing vessel : SLOOP
32
Jesse Owens, for one : ATHLETE
35
Fate : LOT
36
Decline : EBB
39
Phone-booth artist : DOODLER
40
Rochester’s waterfront : ONTARIO
42
Quiet! : SSH
43
Seine area : ILE
44
Kind of willow : WEEPING
45
Attempts : STABS
47
Musical instruments : REEDS
48
Manx : CAT
50
Medicinal plant substances : RUTINS
53
Intrigue : CABAL
55
Epic account : SAGA
56
Uncertainties : IFS
59
Lacking principles : AMORAL
61
Split into layers : LAMINATE
64
Bring to one’s attention : REMIND
65
Ultimate : EVENTUAL
66
Carpenters’ tools : PLANES
67
Abrogates : RESCINDS
Down
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Certain Chicagoan : CUB
2
Indigo : ANIL
3
Climbing fern : NITO
4
“___ chance!” : NOTA
5
Chemical suffix : INE
6
Carousal : BINGE
7
Sky color : AZURE
8
Outcasts : LEPERS
9
Underworld god : DIS
10
___ of Court : INNS
11
Clog : STOPUP
12
Imbecile : MORON
13
Téte-___ : ATETE
14
Ledger entry : LOSS
21
Kind of journalism : YELLOW
23
“I ___ in my bones” : FEELIT
24
Lorna : DOONE
26
Roams : GADS
27
Indians of West : OTOS
28
Words of surprise : OHOH
29
Left port: Abbr. : SLD
31
Fun-loving swimmers : OTTERS
33
Of a tissue : TELAR
34
Nether region : EREBUS
36
Canal : ERIE
37
Tie : BIND
38
Mires : BOGS
41
Tarzan’s friend : APE
45
Have a leading part : STARIN
46
More trite : STALER
48
Beast of burden : CAMEL
49
Constrictor : ABOMA
51
“___ at the office” : IGAVE
52
Appoints : NAMES
53
Complain : CARP
54
Maiden ___ : LANE
56
Inca sun god : INTI
57
Sylvan deity : FAUN
58
African village : STAD
60
Noblemen: Abbr. : LDS
62
Company abbr. : INC
63
City lines : ELS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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