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New York Times, Saturday, October 7, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,456
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1. Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
6. Refrain syllables : FALA
10. Saucy : PERT
14. City in the U.A.R. : CAIRO
15. Castor's killer : IDAS
16. Space : AREA
17. Spring time : APRIL
18. New word : NEOTERISM
20. Rubicund : RED
21. Loud-voiced one : STENTOR
23. Stamp : DIE
24. College in Maine : BATES
26. Prone to anger : IRACUND
28. Reflects : MIRRORS
30. Hokkaido native : AINU
31. Iridescent : OPALINE
32. Talks idly : NATTERS
36. Area on a French map : ASIE
37. Tense : TAUT
38. Small barracudas : SENNETS
42. In a sedate manner : SOBERLY
45. Border lake : ERIE
46. Device for measuring temperature : THERMEL
47. ___ non grata : PERSONA
50. Commander of David's army : AMASA
51. Common verb : ARE
52. "The Bells of ___" : STMARYS
54. Roy : ROB
57. Place for old cars : GRAVEYARD
59. Participant in a bet : TAKER
61. ___ me tangere : NOLI
62. Spanish evergreen : PINO
63. One of the Horae : IRENE
64. Princess of Brabant : ELSA
65. Biblical kingdom : EDOM
66. Provide with : ENDOW
1. Rent ___ : ACAR
2. Record : TAPE
3. Nitwit : BIRDBRAIN
4. Well-known nickname : ARI
5. Author of "War and Peace" : TOLSTOI
6. Maneuver in bridge : FINESSE
7. Arabian gulf : ADEN
8. Resident of Vientiane : LAOTIAN
9. Waldorf ___ : ASTORIA
10. Average : PAR
11. Old city of Sumeria : ERIDU
12. Pine-tree substance : RESIN
13. Subdued : TAMED
19. They were: Lat. : ERANT
22. Sea bird : TERN
25. Dahl and Francis : ARLENES
27. Sailing vessels : CUTTERS
28. Extinct birds : MOAS
29. ___ dixit : IPSE
33. Tabbed for special use : EARMARKED
34. Control : RULE
35. Pillar: Prefix : STYL
39. Uneven : EROSE
40. Snapshot of yesteryear : TINTYPE
41. Water nymph : SEAMAID
42. Actor's goal : STARDOM
43. Words of surprise : OHMY
44. Mouse, to Burns : BEASTIE
47. African garment : PAGNE
48. Actor Flynn : ERROL
49. Old Spanish coins : REALS
53. U. S. cartoonist : ARNO
55. Wine: Prefix : OENO
56. Steep : BREW
58. Roman road : VIA
60. Scottish alder : ARN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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