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New York Times, Thursday, March 2, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.60, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,237

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Modify : AMEND
6
Asian holiday : TET
9
Tom Jones, for one : WELSH
14
Kentucky college : BEREA
15
Cockney's aspiration : OPE
16
Betel palm : ARECA
17
Abhorrence : ODIUM
18
Rolled tea : CHA
19
Dinner fowl : CAPON
20
Kind of hall, for short : REC
21
Steep slopes : ESCARPS
24
Work unit : ERG
25
Ruler : TSAR
27
Large game fish : WAHOO
28
Greek god : ARES
29
Section : UNIT
31
Old Irish script : OGAM
33
Namath's alma mater : ALABAMA
36
Type of cocktail : MOLOTOV
40
French film director : VADIM
41
Antelope of Africa : ORIBI
42
Complete : EXECUTE
45
Flower cluster : PANICLE
47
Large antelope : ORYX
48
Makes tracks : HIES
49
Use a jenny : SPIN
52
South African author : PATON
54
Conjunction : THAN
58
Swindle : CON
59
Conceal : SECRETE
61
Wave: Sp. : OLA
62
Late, late film on TV : OLDIE
64
Clumsy vessel : TUB
65
Bromfield : LOUIS
67
Besmirch : TAINT
68
Old French coin : ECU
69
Insect stage : LARVA
70
Volcanic rock : TRASS
71
Since, in Paris : DES
72
Spirit in "The Tempest" : ARIEL
Down
1
Terminate suddenly : ABORT
2
Old Persians : MEDES
3
Violinist Morini : ERICA
4
Modern: Ger. : NEU
5
British title : DAME
6
Lively musical piece : TOCCATA
7
Hebrew measure : EPHAH
8
Women's lunch stop : TEAROOM
9
Army women : WACS
10
Age : ERA
11
Outcast : LEPER
12
Orchestrate : SCORE
13
Puts out the wash : HANGS
22
Bathe : SWIM
23
Walt Kelly's brainchild : POGO
26
River of decision : RUBICON
28
Lover : AMORIST
30
Belgian province : NAMUR
32
Isolated : ALONE
33
Hail! : AVE
34
Negligent : LAX
35
Fruit drink : ADE
37
Spasm : TIC
38
Slanting: Abbr. : OBL
39
Compete : VIE
43
Do an office chore : TYPE
44
Demanded : EXACTED
45
Apollo as sun god : PHOEBUS
46
Unscholarly contraction : AINT
49
Winfield or Dred : SCOTT
50
Pivotal : POLAR
51
Kind of ink : INDIA
53
Armistice : TRUCE
55
Nymph : HOURI
56
Active : ALIVE
57
Type of sound : NASAL
59
Coteries : SETS
60
Raines : ELLA
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Kind of policy: Abbr. : INS
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Propeller : OAR

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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