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New York Times, Saturday, April 15, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,281
Across Down
1. Vicinity : AREA
5. Parrot : MACAW
10. Network initials : CBS
13. Sun: Prefix : SOLI
14. Make amends : ATONE
15. Go : WORK
16. Doer: Suffix : STER
17. Miss Berger : SENTA
18. "I mean what ___" : ISAY
19. D.A.'s presentation, so to speak : ACCUSATIVECASE
22. Composer's early work : OPUSI
23. N. T. book: Abbr. : EPH
24. Families : CLANS
27. Ref. work : ENC
29. Diffident : TIMID
33. More unyielding : HARDER
35. Roof ornament : EPI
37. Pacific root : TARO
38. Math problems, at times : ADDITIONALTAXES
41. Novel part : PLOT
42. Receive : GET
43. Briny : SALINE
44. Finch : SERIN
46. British fliers : RAF
48. Hills : RISES
49. Tree : OAK
51. Settled upon : LITON
53. Display case installers, maybe : COUNTERFEITERS
59. Recess : APSE
60. Intended : MEANT
61. Small offering : MITE
63. Equal : PEER
64. Brazilian river : PARDO
65. Word of concurrence : AMEN
66. Butt : END
67. Lock : TRESS
68. Scoop : NEWS
1. Domestic animal : ASS
2. Roster : ROTA
3. Power source: Abbr. : ELEC
4. Last will and testament, pun style : AIRCONDITIONER
5. Amherst campus: Abbr. : MASSU
6. Military command : ATEASE
7. Intra–U. S. tariff : CONTINENTALFARE
8. One opposed : ANTI
9. Work on a loom : WEAVE
10. ___ Nostra : COSA
11. Arm: Fr. : BRAS
12. Kind of terrier : SKYE
15. Kansas State tackle, e.g. : WICHITALINEMAN
20. Disconcert : UPSET
21. Certain impost: Abbr. : EPT
24. Fellows : CHAPS
25. Spoon : LADLE
26. Warmth : ARDOR
28. Auditor: Abbr. : CPA
30. Certain skirts : MAXIS
31. Dancer Castle : IRENE
32. Gives medicine : DOSES
34. Assemble : RIG
36. They: Fr. : ILS
39. Poetic word : OER
40. Mystic card : TAROT
45. Major league: Abbr. : NAT
47. Wicked ones : FIENDS
50. Trim : KEMPT
52. Marshal and family : TITOS
53. Horn, for one : CAPE
54. Initiate : OPEN
55. Worn : USED
56. Bring up : REAR
57. Icy coating : RIME
58. Worry : STEW
62. Navy rank : ENS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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