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New York Times, Wednesday, January 19, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.46, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,194
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1. Mary's follower : LAMB
5. Place for a flower : LAPEL
10. Malay dagger: Var. : KRIS
14. Medicinal plant : ALOE
15. Lyric work : EPODE
16. Sight in some trees : NEST
17. Big man in New York : WILLISREED
19. Preposition : INTO
20. Type of sack : SAD
21. Restrain : STEM
22. Ham, for one : ACTOR
23. French land areas : ILES
24. Pitcher's mistake : BALK
26. Churchman : ELDER
28. Basketball player : HOOPSTER
32. Avarice : GREED
33. Orson : BEAN
34. Indian of West : REE
35. Dave the ___ (Stallworth) : RAVE
36. Granite center : BARRE
37. Arid : SERE
38. ___ one's words : ATE
39. Certain bills : ONES
40. Arab notable : SHEIK
41. DeBusschere and Bradley : FORWARDS
44. Nixon's ___ Two : PHASE
45. Mars : ARES
46. Pickens : SLIM
47. Used the water cooler : DRANK
50. River duck : TEAL
51. Erwin : STU
54. Engrossed : RAPT
55. Big man in New York : JERRYLUCAS
58. Gaelic : ERSE
59. Animated : ALIVE
60. ___ duck : LAME
61. Title-search necessity : DEED
62. More mature : RIPER
63. Word with chic or bien : TRES
1. Statutes : LAWS
2. Inter ___ : ALIA
3. Matrix : MOLD
4. ___ canto : BEL
5. Ex-Ranger Patrick : LESTER
6. After: Fr. : APRES
7. Frost output : POEM
8. Dutch commune : EDE
9. Guided : LED
10. Garden denizens : KNICKS
11. Tenants' concern : RENT
12. Ratio words : ISTO
13. Type of battery: Abbr. : STOR
18. Placed apart : ISLED
22. Mountain : ALP
23. Brainstorm for Pascal : IDEE
24. Wild animals : BOARS
25. Top rating : AONE
26. Muse : ERATO
27. Item used with a fulcrum : LEVER
28. "___ Johnny" : HERES
29. Park assets : TREES
30. Uncanny : EERIE
31. Smell : REEK
32. ___ Spee : GRAF
33. Large combos : BANDS
36. Dull lecturer : BORE
37. Pillow cover : SHAM
40. Carny man : SHILL
42. Word on post-office posters : WANTED
43. Large vessel : ARK
44. Golfer Gary : PLAYER
46. Tennis shot : SERVE
47. Scott : DRED
48. Steak preference : RARE
49. Church part : APSE
50. Fall over : TRIP
51. Item on Namath's knee : SCAR
52. Drab : TAME
53. Employs : USES
55. Kitchen receptacle : JAR
56. Wallach : ELI
57. Last month: Abbr. : ULT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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