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New York Times, Wednesday, March 15, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,250
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1. Nitwit : FATHEAD
8. Midwestern city : HAMMOND
15. Wyoming city : LARAMIE
16. State of 8 Across : INDIANA
17. Laundry workers : IRONERS
18. Skeleton of a sort : PASSKEY
19. ___ out (reneges) : COPS
20. Wise to : HEP
22. Prepares for knighthood : KNEELS
25. Roman baker's dozen : XIII
28. Ziegfeld : FLO
31. Typewriter parts : SPACERS
33. Competed for office : RAN
34. "The ___ I saw Paris . . . " : LASTTIME
38. Relaxing : ATEASE
40. Brainstorm : IDEA
41. Gulf of Aqaba port: Var. : EILAT
43. Fed. agents : TMEN
44. Word for word : VERBAL
46. Jean of radio and TV : SHEPHERD
48. Ivy Leaguer : ELI
49. Lowly ones : MENIALS
51. Truman, before he was V.P. : SEN
52. Musical group : TRIO
53. Submits : YIELDS
58. Twos: Abbr. : PRS
60. "___ and hungry look" : LEAN
61. Military imbalance : ARMSGAP
67. Short solo : ARIETTA
70. Pool game : CHICAGO
71. Hirer of cowboys : RANCHER
72. Where ocean meets sky : HORIZON
73. Unadorned : AUSTERE
1. Light movement : FLICK
2. No. 3 man on homer list : AARON
3. Figure of speech : TROPE
4. Medieval guild : HANSE
5. Scottish uncle : EME
6. Expose : AIR
7. Bangla ___ : DESH
8. Modern Bohemian : HIPPIE
9. Collection of facts : ANA
10. G.P.'s : MDS
11. Prefix for deed or take : MIS
12. Bucket material : OAK
13. Compass point : NNE
14. "Night and ___" : DAY
21. Padding material : EXCELSIOR
23. Assault craft : LST
24. Sideshow man : SPIELER
26. Angrily : IRATELY
27. Suffix for column : IST
28. Chassis : FRAME
29. Optical beam : LASER
30. Upright : ONEND
32. Friend in Nice : AMI
34. "Private ___" : LIVES
35. Designer Simpson : ADELE
36. Finch : SERIN
37. Dinner check : TAB
39. Biblical verb ending : ETH
42. Exclamation : AHA
45. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
47. Greek letter : PSI
50. Japan : NIPPON
54. Vote in : ELECT
55. River in Hades : LETHE
56. Computer, at times : DATER
57. Delusion's companion : SNARE
59. Hyde Park name : SARA
61. German exclamation : ACH
62. Greek letter : RHO
63. Chief, in India : MIR
64. School study: Abbr. : SCI
65. Certain ref. book : GAZ
66. Past : AGO
68. Novelist Santha Rama : RAU
69. Officeholders : INS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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