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New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 342 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,215
Across Down
1. Tibetan holy man : LAMA
5. Boring one : IRKER
10. Bede : ADAM
14. Was beholden : OWED
15. Raccoon's cousin : COATI
16. ___ nostrum : MARE
17. Von Braun's outfit : NASA
18. Empowers : AUTHORIZES
20. Exercise area : GYM
21. Gingko, for one : TREE
22. Concepts : IDEAS
23. Southeast wind : EURUS
25. Bearish times : SAGS
27. Harbor craft : BARGES
29. Goatsucker : NIGHTJAR
33. Brontë : EMILY
34. French composer : BIZET
35. Upon: Prefix : EPI
36. Unambitious : LAZY
37. Theater sections : LOGES
38. Poker units : POTS
39. Fabulize : LIE
40. Band members : SAXES
41. Acer : MAPLE
42. Threaten : ENDANGER
44. Raids : FORAYS
45. Pass by : MISS
46. Senior : OLDER
47. Belt : STRAP
50. Greek vowels : ETAS
51. German article : DAS
54. Boxing match : PRIZEFIGHT
57. French numeral : CINO
58. Overhang : EAVE
59. Vertiginous : AREEL
60. Sea of Russia: Var. : AZOF
61. Beauty-shop offerings : DYES
62. Kind of towel material : TERRY
63. Yielded : BENT
1. Tedious : LONG
2. Golfing position : AWAY
3. In a trance : MESMERIZED
4. Nabokov novel : ADA
5. High flier : ICARUS
6. Dissolute ones : ROUES
7. One of the Smiths : KATE
8. Ordinal ending : ETH
9. ___ de Oro : RIO
10. During : AMIDST
11. Stun : DAZE
12. Region : AREA
13. G.I. fare : MESS
19. In order : RIGHT
21. Playing card : TREY
24. Repulsive : UGLY
25. Large and small : SIZES
26. Long time : AGES
27. Attractive girl : BELLE
28. Full tilt : AMAIN
29. River of Africa : NIGER
30. Imperil : JEOPARDIZE
31. Readily : APTLY
32. Bullish times : RISES
34. Hyde Park daises : BOXES
37. Barrel staves : LAGS
38. Diminish : PARE
40. Game bird : SNIPE
41. Soho swingers : MODS
43. Flabbergasts : AMAZES
44. Completely : FLATLY
46. Different : OTHER
47. Made tracks : SPED
48. Salver : TRAY
49. Cleave : RIVE
50. River of Germany : EGER
52. Prolific author : ANON
53. Measure of area: Abbr. : SOFT
55. Overfed : FAT
56. Dudgeon : IRE
57. Truck area : CAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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