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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
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
63. Kind of policy: Abbr. : INS
66. Propeller : OAR

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

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