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New York Times, Friday, January 14, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,189

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Across
1
Loose garment : ROBE
5
Small fry : TADS
9
Black varnish : JAPAN
14
Vingt-___ : ETUN
15
African lily : ALOE
16
Light blue : ALICE
17
Cluny or Alençon : LACE
18
See 52 Down : BAYPACKERS
20
Annoy : IRK
21
Minnesota Representative : QUIE
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Uses the rink : SKATES
23
Recipe measure : CUPFUL
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Nothing, to Cicero : NIHIL
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Inter ___ : ALIA
28
Highest points : ZENITHS
32
Wears : HASON
34
Entree : ROAST
36
Clock numeral : III
37
And the following: Abbr. : ETSEQ
38
Memorabilia : ANA
39
Hercules and Atlas, e.g. : HEMEN
41
F.F.V. name : LEE
42
Eskimo craft : UMIAK
44
"Tinker to ___ to Chance" : EVERS
45
Medusa's slayer : PERSEUS
47
Clean-up man's forte : RBIS
48
Start : ONSET
50
Tea : OOLONG
53
Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
56
Sauce base : ROUX
58
___-de-lance : FER
59
N.J. city : MORRISTOWN
61
Advantage : EDGE
62
Heath genus : ERICA
63
Followed slavishly : APED
64
Loki's son : NARE
65
Drive away : REPEL
66
Garden plots : BEDS
67
City of France : LYON
Down
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Memento : RELIC
2
Hokkaido port : OTARU
3
Bureaucrat at times : BUCKPASSER
4
Chemical ending : ENE
5
___ rasa : TABULA
6
Jai ___ : ALAI
7
Senior one : DOYEN
8
Apart: Abbr. : SEP
9
Child's toy : JACKINTHEBOX
10
Chemical salt : ALKALI
11
Magpie : PIET
12
Realty unit : ACRE
13
Noun ending : NESS
19
Remains : ASHES
21
Of a lustrum : QUINQUENNIAL
24
Arctic sight : FLOE
26
One of the Waltons : IZAAK
29
Sunrise and sunset : TIMESOFDAY
30
Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
31
Envy and sloth : SINS
32
Give a leg up : HELP
33
To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
34
Poker action : RAISE
35
___ spree : ONA
40
Malefic : EVIL
43
Classical nine : MUSES
46
Origin : SOURCE
47
Watchman's circuit : ROUNDS
49
Figure of speech : TROPE
51
Black: Sp. : NEGRO
52
With 18 Across, first Super Bowl champs : GREEN
53
N., S. or Sp. : AMER
54
Hared : TORE
55
Misstep : TRIP
57
Was in hock : OWED
60
Check : TAB
61
King-size photo: Abbr. : ENL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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