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New York Times, Thursday, September 7, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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A
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,426
Across
1
Sums: Abbr. : AMTS
5
Guam's capital : AGANA
10
See, in a game : CALL
14
London square : SOHO
15
Work on secret papers, in a way : SHRED
16
On the main : ASEA
17
Soak : OVERCHARGE
19
Force : DINT
20
___ Grande : RIO
21
Scintilla : IOTA
22
Envoy : LEGATE
24
Young eel : ELVER
26
Tire : SPARE
28
Pie-eyed : OILED
30
Supple : LISSOME
34
Personal pledge : GAGE
36
Turkish decree : IRADE
38
Necessary part : COG
39
Skinner : OTIS
40
Biscuit : SCONE
41
Numerical prefix : OCTO
42
Doctors' org. : AMA
43
Congou's cousin : PEKOE
44
Club income : DUES
45
Haircut-plus : TONSURE
47
___ off (dwindle) : TAPER
50
Beetle genus : AMARA
52
Adjusts : GEARS
54
Henchman : SATRAP
57
Schary : DORE
59
Attention : EAR
61
Delineate : PLOT
62
Farrago : HODGEPODGE
65
Repute : ODOR
66
River in France : ISERE
67
Laurel : STAN
68
Account : TALE
69
Oil-drilling samples : CORES
70
Comme ci, comme sa : SOSO
Down
1
Ancient zither : ASOR
2
TV rerun : MOVIE
3
Divine : THEOLOGIAN
4
Islands off Norway : SOR
5
Opposite of 16 Across : ASHORE
6
Mountain pass, in India : GHAT
7
Wall hanging : ARRAS
8
Kind of charge: Abbr. : NEG
9
Australian city : ADELAIDE
10
Sponges : CADGES
11
Land mass : ASIA
12
Imparted : LENT
13
Recently : LATE
18
Sky-blue shade : CIEL
23
Gaelic : ERSE
25
Contends : VIES
27
Pluto, e.g. : PLANET
29
Haggle : DICKER
31
Dawned on : OCCURREDTO
32
Speck : MOTE
33
Alter and super : EGOS
34
Fall guy : GOAT
35
Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
37
Down-Under word : ROO
40
Sublime : SERAPHIC
41
Music halls : ODEA
43
Mountain lion : PUMA
46
Nobelist writer : SARTRE
48
Concurs : AGREES
49
Glimpse : PEEP
51
Krait : ADDER
53
Heroic tales : SAGAS
54
Notice : SPOT
55
Robert or Alan : ALDA
56
Cat's-paw : TOOL
58
Monster : OGRE
60
Western city : RENO
63
Bear: Sp. : OSO
64
W.W. II org. : OSS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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