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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
Across
1. 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
25. 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
1. 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, 6 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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