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New York Times, Tuesday, January 18, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
David Steinberg notes:

Original 15-Across clue had "Roger's"; corrected this to "Rogers's."

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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,193
Across
1. Beckoning call : COME
5. Chatter : PRATE
10. Encourages : AIDS
14. Part of an angle : APEX
15. Will Rogers's forte : HUMOR
16. Combo : TRIO
17. Heaven-___ : SENT
18. Concerned with nutrition : ALIMENTARY
20. Supports : ENDORSES
22. Riding horses : MOUNTS
23. Certain look : LEER
24. Daniel's associate : LION
25. Cheats in a way : SCALPS
28. Does better at the cash register : OUTSELLS
32. Hoffmann's output : TALES
33. Thick soup : PUREE
34. Tulsa's product : OIL
35. Lifeless : ARID
36. Parts of a diamond : BASES
37. Prefix for saur : DINO
38. Meadow : LEA
39. Factions : SECTS
40. Proof mark : CARET
41. Basic parts : ESSENCES
43. Mistakes : BONERS
44. Forty-niners' interest : GOLD
45. Seagoers' drink : GROG
46. Ravel composition : BOLERO
49. Britisher's pocket money : SHILLING
53. Upset : OVERTURNED
55. Inkling : IDEA
56. Indian title : RANI
57. Early U.S. jurist : DUANE
58. Model : NORM
59. Lanchester : ELSA
60. Fall months: Abbr. : SEPTS
61. Rounded lump : GLOB
Down
1. Inspect, as a joint : CASE
2. Above-board : OPEN
3. Recover : MEND
4. Praised : EXTOLLED
5. Moon stages : PHASES
6. Pencil-box item : RULER
7. Writer Kingsley : AMIS
8. One of the Jones boys : TOM
9. Loners : EREMITES
10. Bring into agreement : ATTUNE
11. Meshed's country : IRAN
12. Gossip : DIRT
13. Bean sauces : SOYS
19. Snare : NOOSE
21. Party men: Abbr. : REPS
24. Beguiles : LURES
25. Like some jokes : STALE
26. Concerns : CARES
27. Police-blotter word : ALIAS
28. Gives the gate : OUSTS
29. River of France : LOIRE
30. Baseball hit : LINER
31. Deer tracks : SLOTS
33. Walked : PACED
36. Confuses : BECLOUDS
37. Hanging loosely : DANGLING
39. Straight drink : SNORT
40. Dispassionate : COOL
42. Woman adviser : EGERIA
43. Wedding participants : BRIDES
45. Treaty city : GHENT
46. Dull fellow : BORE
47. Face shape : OVAL
48. Optical piece : LENS
49. Something easy : SNAP
50. Admired one : IDOL
51. Rex Stout character : NERO
52. Shank, in heraldry : GAMB
54. Regret : RUE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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