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New York Times, Wednesday, February 2, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,208

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Roll-call first : ALABAMA
8. Around-the-world man : PHILEAS
15. Church or Bible : SENATOR
16. Intensely : RABIDLY
17. Rider : HAGGARD
18. Issue : EDITION
19. Gardner : ERLE
20. Became taut : TENSED
22. Fiscal men: Abbr. : TRS
23. Recital piece : SOLO
25. Spreads rumors : NOISES
27. Balloted : VOTED
29. Tiny insect : MIDGE
33. Entered : CAMEIN
37. Tennis term : LET
39. Close : NEAR
40. Late : OVERDUE
42. Castle area : DUNGEON
44. Active one : DOER
45. Anne of Beaupré : STE
47. Prod : NEEDLE
48. Join : ENTER
50. Surveys, as a joint : CASES
52. Abhor : DETEST
54. Cosmetic mineral : TALC
58. Basenji or borzoi : DOG
61. Flogged in a way : CATTED
63. Stock-exchange membership : SEAT
65. One ___ (singly) : ATATIME
67. Stamps : POSTAGE
69. Two-foot verse : DIMETER
70. Pats on the back : PRAISES
71. "I Am ___" : ACAMERA
72. Josephine, for one : EMPRESS
Down
1. Tennis pro : ASHE
2. King and limerick man : LEARS
3. ___-Saxon : ANGLO
4. Lox's partner : BAGEL
5. ___ moment's notice : ATA
6. Salmon : MORT
7. Intense : ARDENT
8. Chaired : PRESIDED
9. Underworld : HADES
10. Bibliographic term : IBIDEM
11. College course: Abbr. : LIT
12. Revise : EDIT
13. Indonesian island : ALOR
14. Similar words: Abbr. : SYNS
21. Carol : NOEL
24. Roman poet : OVID
26. Scorch : SINGE
28. Obligation : ONUS
30. Exploit : DEED
31. Tower of London, at one time : GAOL
32. Sea eagle : ERNE
33. Zip or area : CODE
34. Eden's new name : AVON
35. Proper : MEET
36. Went astray : ERRED
38. Adjust : TUNE
41. Number of unspecified things : ETCETERA
43. Set of fitted tables : NEST
46. Direction : EAST
49. Enumerate : RECITE
51. Plain : STEPPE
53. Lion man : TAMER
55. Up : ASTIR
56. Certain contract : LEASE
57. U.S. composer and family : CAGES
58. Art movement : DADA
59. Auricular : OTIC
60. Vasco da ___ : GAMA
62. Campus home : DORM
64. Hardy heroine : TESS
66. Pro ___ : TEM
68. Dope : SAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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