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New York Times, Tuesday, April 18, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,284
Across Down
1. Ark numbers : TWOS
5. Muddy : ROIL
9. Movies' elephant boy : SABU
13. Lasso : RIATA
15. Gulf in Ionian Sea : ARTA
16. Bit of land : PLOT
17. Different : OTHER
18. Ladies' wear items : BRAS
19. Bonheur : ROSA
20. Junior biography : THUMBNAILSKETCH
23. Pitchers' concerns : OUTS
24. Gershwin : IRA
25. Meaning : IMPORT
29. Warning words : HEADSUP
33. Reclined : LAIN
34. Kind of cracker : SODA
37. Texas player : ASTRO
38. Hung around : IDLED
40. Army V.I.P. : GEN
41. Fast's partner : LOOSE
42. Brandy quality : AROMA
43. Baltic city : RIGA
45. Biblical family of archers : ULAM
46. Legal writ : DETINUE
48. Heart, lungs, etc. : VITALS
50. Man's nickname : LEN
51. Acidity : ACOR
53. Impresses : FILLSWITHWONDER
61. Turkish regiment : ALAI
62. Division word : INTO
63. Scandinavian : NORSE
64. San ___ : REMO
65. Island off Sumatra : NIAS
66. Mysore, for one : STATE
67. Beasts of burden : OXEN
68. Defy : DARE
69. Biblical brother : ABEL
1. Bustle : TROT
2. Upon : WITH
3. Pacific island : OAHU
4. Flower part : STEM
5. Moroccan port : RABAT
6. Florentine iris : ORRIS
7. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
8. TV staple : LASSIE
9. Expands : SPREADSOUT
10. Thanks ___ : ALOT
11. Pear : BOSC
12. State : UTAH
14. Bower : ARBOR
21. Famous reply to Nazis : NUTS
22. African enclosure : KRAAL
25. Story of Troy : ILIAD
26. Sierra ___ : MADRE
27. Flier : PILOT
28. Milestone of wealth : ONEMILLION
29. Pend : HANG
30. Roman robe : STOLA
31. Fur seal : URSAL
32. "___ are made by fools . . . " : POEMS
35. Fiend : OGRE
36. "Vox populi, vox ___" : DEI
39. Great ___ : DANES
44. Swear : AVOW
47. Relax : UNWIND
49. Golfers' needs : IRONS
51. ___ of roses : ATTAR
52. Opted : CHOSE
53. Gambling game : FARO
54. Holly : ILEX
55. Kind of excuse : LAME
56. Dolphin genus : INIA
57. "___ chance!" : NOTA
58. Dull : DRAB
59. Punta del ___ : ESTE
60. Rod's partner : REEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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