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New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q V W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,223
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1. Volcanic castings : EJECTA
7. Musical instruments : BANJO
12. Daniel Webster specialties : ORATIONS
14. Leak out : ESCAPE
16. Third Crusade leader : RICHARDI
17. Eras : EPOCHS
18. Cuttlefish cover-ups : INKS
19. Music for nine parts : NONET
21. Revue turn : SKIT
22. Conceit : EGO
23. Aries : RAM
24. G.&S. heroine : IDA
25. Stroke in golf : LOFT
27. ___ facie : PRIMA
29. Platoon, for one : UNIT
30. Blood condition: Suffix : AEMIA
32. Grain bristles : ARISTAE
34. Evident : CLEAR
35. American artist : SHAHN
36. Silver and sockeye : SALMONS
38. Mournful song : DIRGE
39. Liberal ___ : ARTS
40. Man o' War, Citation, etc. : SIRES
42. Imposing : EPIC
45. Deface : MAR
46. Month: Abbr. : DEC
47. One, in Nantes : UNE
48. "___ can look at a king" : ACAT
50. Christmas and Easter items : SEALS
52. Famed lioness : ELSA
53. Squirrel or beaver : RODENT
55. Flowering trees : CATALPAS
57. Loss of ability to read : ALEXIA
58. British streetcar track : TRAMLINE
59. Chemical compound : ESTER
60. Sword-shaped : ENSATE
1. "___ bragh" : ERINGO
2. Certain non-master : JACKOFALLTRADES
3. Ordinal suffixes : ETHS
4. Relative of F.B.I. : CIA
5. Afflicted : TORN
6. Pyrenees republic : ANDORRA
7. Source of salad greens : BEET
8. Egyptian cobra : ASP
9. Army men: Abbr. : NCOS
10. Woodland plant : JACKINTHEPULPIT
11. Snake : OPHIDIAN
12. Kind of window : ORIEL
13. Biblical mountain : SINAI
15. Social rank : ESTATE
20. Jane Austen novel : EMMA
26. Swarms : TEEMS
27. Bobbins : PIRNS
28. Upbeat, in music : ARSIS
29. Custom : USAGE
31. Chinese leader : MAO
33. Your: Ger. : IHR
34. Equestrian maneuver : CARACOLE
36. Fruit of the elm : SAMARA
37. Kind of swipe : SIDE
38. Proclaim : DECLARE
41. Respond : REACT
43. Lacking logic : INSANE
44. End : CEASE
49. School book : TEXT
50. Rigel, for one : STAR
51. Laurel : STAN
52. Miss Cinders of comics : ELLA
54. Never: Ger. : NIE
56. Times of day : AMS

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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