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New York Times, Thursday, December 21, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { F K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,531

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Skating spins : ARABESQUES
11. Exclamations : AHAS
15. Famous pianist : JOSEITURBI
16. Portend : BODE
17. Of small celestial bodies : ASTEROIDAL
18. Hindu land grant : ENAM
19. Brought up : REARED
20. Stationer's item : ENVELOPE
22. Proceed, in Scotland : GAE
24. Turns inside out : EVERTS
25. Boxes : CRATES
29. Exist : ARE
30. Roosted : SAT
31. Study of early man : PREHISTORY
33. Part of a French play : ACTE
34. Novarro : RAMON
35. Go wrong : ERR
36. Group in a loft : CHOIR
37. Mind : OBEY
38. Horsemen on the rancho : CABALLEROS
40. Frog's perch : PAD
41. "___ the king's horses" : ALL
42. Self-seekers : YESMEN
43. Narcotic : OPIATE
45. Beast of burden : ASS
46. Digger : SPADEMAN
48. Indian chief : SACHEM
54. Italian island : ELBA
55. Newspaper stands : EDITORIALS
57. Depend : RELY
58. Darwin, for one : NATURALIST
59. Compass points : SSES
60. Develops : TRANSPIRES
Down
1. Partly open : AJAR
2. Flower : ROSE
3. Movie dog : ASTA
4. Beverage : BEER
5. De Valera's land : EIRE
6. Satiates : STODGES
7. French pronoun : QUI
8. Expanded, as arms of a cross : URDEE
9. Israeli name : EBAN
10. Resonant in tone : SILVERY
11. Poplar : ABELE
12. Bridge-pad tally : HONORSCORE
13. Adjustment : ADAPTATION
14. College terms : SEMESTERS
21. Arden of TV : EVE
23. "It's ___" (bargain) : ASTEAL
25. Fruits for jelly : CRABAPPLES
26. Capable of being improved : REMEDIABLE
27. Sailor's greeting : AHOY
28. Word with horn or plate : TIN
29. Splendid displays : ARRAYS
31. Those on bended knee : PROPOSERS
32. Globe : ORB
33. Attention-getting word : AHEM
36. Metric measures: Abbr. : CLS
38. Merciful : CLEMENT
39. Landlords : LESSORS
41. Devoured : ATE
44. All in ___ work : ADAYS
45. Santa ___ : ANITA
47. Jewish month : ADAR
49. ___ on the door : ARAP
50. Eyelash: Prefix : CILI
51. Long-run musical : HAIR
52. Other : ELSE
53. Navy transport initials : MSTS
56. Cask : TUN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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