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New York Times, Saturday, October 21, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,470
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1. Gardener's byproduct : COMPOST
8. Prepare : SETUP
13. Confront : FACEUPTO
14. Yoga postures : ASANAS
16. "___fire, pull handle" : INCASEOF
17. Slackens : LETSUP
18. Garden event : BOUT
19. Man's name : RUFUS
21. Room, in Mexico : SALA
22. British naval group: Abbr. : RNR
23. Party supplier : CATERER
25. Irish sea god: Var. : LIR
26. Emerson work : ESSAY
28. Brain record: Abbr. : EEG
29. Skirt style : ALINE
31. Blemish : SCAR
33. Jet units : ENGINES
35. In a cautious way : WARILY
38. Certify : ATTEST
39. Dodging : ELUDING
41. So-so : FAIR
42. Drama dialogue : LINES
43. Exclamation : AHA
45. Disorderly : MESSY
49. ___ Moines : DES
50. Italian port : TRIESTE
53. ___ snail's pace : ATA
54. Tennyson heroine : ENID
56. " . . . and ___ grow on" : ONETO
57. Pack : STOW
58. Fasten again : RENAIL
60. Ship mark : LOADLINE
62. Establish : SETTLE
63. Won over : ENDEARED
64. Gets the laundry ready : SOAKS
65. Mended : RESEWED
1. Bodies of rules : CANONS
2. Befalls : OCCURS
3. Meal course : MEAT
4. Hindu month : PUS
5. Covent Garden offering : OPERA
6. More solidly built : STOUTER
7. Chewy British candy : TOFFEE
8. Mud volcano : SALSE
9. Compass point : ESE
10. Makes lace : TATS
11. Like the Great Lakes : UNSALINE
12. Girl of the perils, and others : PAULINES
13. Slender filament : FIBRE
15. Most scanty : SPAREST
20. Spur : URGE
23. Velodrome racer : CYCLIST
24. Hot rhythm : RAGTIME
27. Digression : ASIDE
30. Liquid measure : LITRE
32. Novelist Rand : AYN
34. Air group: Abbr. : NAA
35. Metal workers : WELDERS
36. Receivers of property : ALIENEES
37. Meets by chance : RUNSINTO
40. Attain : GAIN
41. Pull a ___ (cheat) : FASTONE
44. Ward figure : HEELER
46. Lampoon : SATIRE
47. Soused : STONED
48. Deviated from course : YAWED
51. Actor's quests : ROLES
52. Tailless creatures : TOADS
55. Facts : DATA
57. Side dish : SLAW
59. Kind : ILK
61. Scottish river : DEE

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

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