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New York Times, Friday, March 31, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Red wine : MEDOC
6. Guinness : ALEC
10. Fresh-water duck : TEAL
14. Eagle-rider of myth : ETANA
15. "And ___ fine seam" : SEWA
16. Prefix for an Asian nation : INDO
17. African range : ATLAS
18. Capsizes : KEELSOVER
20. Moon vehicle : LEM
21. Baled wool sold at auction : STARLOT
23. Ending for pay or cup : OLA
24. Of bees : APIAN
26. Certain nights : ARABIAN
28. Wicked : SATANIC
30. Sorghum : MILO
31. Dye base : ANILINE
32. Famous name in theater : BELASCO
36. Rich soil : LOAM
37. Woven : SPUN
38. Hawaiian natives : KANAKAS
42. Kind of soap : CASTILE
45. Tropical balsam : TOLU
46. Old French land measures : ARPENTS
47. Armbone : HUMERUS
50. Kind of walk or foot : BOARD
51. News initials : UPI
52. Large butterfly : EMPEROR
54. Encouraging sound : RAH
57. Famed conductor : TOSCANINI
59. Sheer fabric : TOILE
61. Queenly nickname : CLEO
62. Monitor lizard : URAN
63. In reference to : ASFOR
64. Fling : HURL
65. Half: Prefix : SEMI
66. Eminent : NOTED
Down
1. Mill product : MEAL
2. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
3. Breed of dog : DALMATIAN
4. Go ___ rampage : ONA
5. Fashion name : CASSINI
6. Obliquely : ASKANCE
7. Sly look : LEER
8. Young animal : EWELAMB
9. Dieting unit : CALORIE
10. Spanish uncle : TIO
11. Shipment, in Paris : ENVOI
12. Writer St. Johns : ADELA
13. Navigational aid : LORAN
19. Booth : STALL
22. Mirror backing : TAIN
25. Shaped like a hand : PALMATE
27. Major Hoople, for one : BOASTER
28. Noted U.S. physician : SALK
29. Buffalo's cousin : ANOA
33. Sea spray : SPINDRIFT
34. Sect : CULT
35. Digits : ONES
39. Asian country : KOREA
40. Campus visitor : ALUMNUS
41. Sigh : SUSPIRE
42. American saint : CABRINI
43. Irish exclamation : AROO
44. Stoical : SPARTAN
47. Mine car : HUTCH
48. Where Apia is : UPOLU
49. Collector of a sort : MISER
53. Hindu land grant : ENAM
55. Liliaceous plant : ALOE
56. Drove : HERD
58. Mountain pass : COL
60. Bear: Sp. : OSO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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