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New York Times, Monday, April 17, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,283
Across
1. Set firmly : POSIT
6. Psychedelic drug : LSD
9. Scenic view : SCAPE
14. Become active : ARISE
15. Greek goddess : ATE
16. Rings : TOLLS
17. Winchester, for one : CATHEDRAL
19. Governs : RULES
20. W. W. II area : ETO
21. Use the dotted line : SIGN
22. Take for ___ : ARIDE
23. Budget item : RENT
25. Turf : SOD
26. For men only : STAG
27. Whale : ORC
29. Pledge : OBLIGATE
33. Reign of ___ : TERROR
36. Recent: Prefix : NEO
37. English college : ETON
38. Scottish explorer : RAE
39. Inferior : BENEATH
42. Choose : OPT
43. Parts of a circle : ARCS
45. Spanish two : DOS
46. Like some fans after a game : HOARSE
48. Court statement : PLEADING
50. Foundation : BED
51. Scheme : PLOT
52. U. S. Indian : REE
54. Olive color : DRAB
58. Gluts : SATES
60. Roberts : ORAL
62. Tokyo, formerly : EDO
63. Inheritors : HEIRS
64. Now : CURRENTLY
66. In agreement : ATONE
67. Numerical prefix : UNI
68. Vamp : SIREN
69. Estate : MANOR
70. Dentist's degree : DDS
71. Germ cell : SPORE
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1. Racehorse : PACER
2. Sound off : ORATE
3. Squelch : SITON
4. Somewhat: Suffix : ISH
5. Pegs : TEES
6. Florida Key : LARGO
7. Be stubborn : STANDONESGROUND
8. Convention man: Abbr. : DEL
9. Layer: Prefix : STRATI
10. Spirit : COURAGE
11. Everglades denizen : ALLIGATOR
12. Entreated : PLED
13. Actual being : ESSE
18. Disgrace : DISCREDIT
24. Rocky pinnacle : TOR
26. Animal of India : SLOTHBEAR
28. Commit a crime : ROB
30. Miss Lillie : BEA
31. Excels : TOPS
32. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
33. Golfers' bane : TRAP
34. Nobleman : EARL
35. Bridal event : RECEPTION
40. Pierre's denial : NON
41. Farming tool : HOE
44. Italian port : SALERNO
47. Total : ADD
49. Pannier : DOSSER
53. "To ___ human . . . " : ERRIS
55. Kind of rocket : RETRO
56. U. S. reformer : ADLER
57. River in Ireland : BOYNE
58. Fraud : SHAM
59. P. I. native : AETA
61. Without: Suffix : LESS
64. Cow's concern : CUD
65. Tang : NIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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