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New York Times, Saturday, September 9, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,428
Across
1. Black and Coral : SEAS
5. Joke : JAPE
9. Calif. city : WASCO
14. Sly : ARCH
15. Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
16. Misbehave : ACTUP
17. Retire : GOTOGRASS
19. Range : SCOPE
20. Ethiopian town : ADOWA
21. Mention briefly : TOUCHUPON
23. Decrepit : SENILE
25. Ushers : SEATS
26. "Curiosity Shop" character : NELL
28. Texas river : NUECES
32. Humble oneself : SINGSMALL
37. Intrepid : BRAVE
38. Fuss : ADO
39. Stringed toys : YOYOS
41. Scholar's time : TEN
42. Ostentatious displays : POMPS
45. Disparage : SELLSHORT
48. Naps : SLEEPS
50. "What ___ wants . . . " : LOLA
51. Times of day : NOONS
54. Signature flourish : PARAPH
58. Fails to impress : CUTSNOICE
62. Japanese in U.S. : ISSEI
63. Strip of equipment : UNRIG
64. Humbly : CAPINHAND
66. Chair rung : STAVE
67. The Old Sod : ERIN
68. Henna: It. : ENNE
69. Paul and John : POPES
70. Take heed : RECK
71. Beams : RAYS
Down
1. Tales : SAGAS
2. Wear away : ERODE
3. Follow : ACTON
4. Display : SHOWING
5. Olives' place : JAR
6. Indonesian native law : ADAT
7. Mexican coins : PESOS
8. Result : ENSUE
9. Laundry equipment : WASHTUB
10. One making charges : ACCUSER
11. Check : STOP
12. Share: Sp. : CUPO
13. Unsettled : OPEN
18. Winds : GALES
22. Receptacle : CAN
24. Tree-filled : ELMY
27. Neighbor of Cambodia : LAOS
29. Roman statesman : CATO
30. Word with green or more : EVER
31. Dispatched : SENT
32. Weakens : SAPS
33. Favorite : IDOL
34. Alaskan port : NOME
35. Caustic : LYE
36. Take it easy : LOLL
40. Hog food : SLOP
43. Reflective : PENSIVE
44. Free-loads : SPONGES
46. Annihilated : SLAIN
47. More unfeeling : HARSHER
49. ___ Canals : SOO
52. More pleasing : NICER
53. Alarm : SCARE
55. Yoga posture : ASANA
56. Turn an honest ___ : PENNY
57. Covers up : HIDES
58. Point : CUSP
59. Golden Rule word : UNTO
60. Pitfall : TRAP
61. Impressively great : EPIC
65. Writing material : INK

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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