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New York Times, Tuesday, March 21, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,256
Across Down
1. Packs down : TAMPS
6. Means of travel : SHIP
10. Luxury : EASE
14. On ___ (taking a challenge) : ADARE
15. Travel arranger : KISSINGER
17. Famous traveler : NIXON
18. Legal removers : ELOIGNERS
19. Feature of 52 Across : GREATWALL
21. Caucasian : OSSET
22. Meeting : SESSION
23. Advent: Abbr. : ARR
25. Sword-shaped : ENSATE
27. Renown : FAME
31. Site of a recent visit : PEKING
35. Man's nickname : NED
36. Kind of curtain : IRON
37. Secret Service man : AGENT
38. F.B.I. man, for short : FED
39. Canal in 52 Across : GRAND
40. Nam or Cong : VIET
41. Container : URN
42. Kind of curtain : BAMBOO
43. Concerning : ASTO
44. O.T.B. client : BETTOR
46. Wrong: Prefix : MIS
47. Difficult experiences : ORDEALS
52. Land of 31 Across : CHINA
56. Recent host : CHOUENLAI
58. Complete : OUTANDOUT
60. Basket weave : NATTE
61. Subject of Paris talks : PRISONERS
62. Tin, in France : ETAIN
63. She, in Italy : ESSA
64. "He's ___ fox" : ASLY
65. Calif. rockfish : REINA
1. Flavors : TANGS
2. C'est ___ (namely) : ADIRE
3. Baer and Factor : MAXES
4. Indonesian boats : PROAS
5. Aware : SENTIENT
6. Old Irish daggers : SKEANS
7. Capitol ___ : HILL
8. Detached : ISOLATED
9. Greek letter : PSI
10. Austrian river : ENNS
11. Historic periods : AGES
12. Withered : SERE
13. Formerly, old style : ERST
16. Operatic prince : IGOR
20. Anna May ___ : WONG
24. Word with 52 Across : RED
26. Concerning : ANENT
27. Kind of offer : FIRM
28. Native of Yemen : ARAB
29. Single: Prefix : MONO
30. Within: Prefix : ENDO
31. Puerto Rican hat : PAVA
32. Protection : EGIS
33. Guinea fowl : KEET
34. Division word : INTO
38. Murals : FRESCOES
39. Man with a hoe : GARDENER
41. Where, to Cassius : UBI
42. Irish king Brian : BORU
45. Foot, baby style : TOOTSY
46. Spanish hand : MANO
48. Growing out : ENATE
49. Asian range : ALTAI
50. Forum language : LATIN
51. Tuscany city : SIENA
52. Contend with : COPE
53. Ben et al. : HURS
54. Inflammation: Suffix : ITIS
55. Space agency : NASA
57. Pitch : HURL
59. Life-giving substance : DNA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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