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New York Times, Thursday, April 20, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Y }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,286
Across
1. Soignée : CHIC
5. Weight of Colombia : SACO
9. Father: Prefix : PATRI
14. Hearty dish : HASH
15. Dilemmas : QUANDARIES
17. Coupe : AUTO
18. Inappropriate : UNSUITABLE
19. Brake : SLOW
20. Underground explosion : ATEST
21. Bar order : BEER
22. Irish Sea isle : MAN
24. "Yes ___!" : SIREE
25. Insults : OFFENDS
29. Judge's milieu : BANC
31. Orbit position : PERIGEE
32. Blende : ORE
33. "___ was saying" : ASI
36. Mangles : IRONERS
37. Restrained : STEMMED
39. M.I.T. grad : ENG
40. Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
41. Quite large : SIZABLE
42. Make over : REDO
43. Vinegarish : ACETOSE
44. Raw pigment : OCHER
47. Take advantage of : USE
48. Triolet : POEM
49. ___ of thunder : APEAL
53. Background : REAR
57. Authoritatively : EXCATHEDRA
59. Othello's ensign : IAGO
60. Hindsight : RETROSPECT
61. Declare bluntly : AVOW
62. Buddhist Indian king : ASOKA
63. Ostler's charge : ORSE
64. Glass : LENS
Down
1. Addams : CHAS
2. Do trucking : HAUL
3. Words in a ratio : ISTO
4. Menu entry : CHOWMEIN
5. Used up : SQUANDERED
6. Family member : AUNT
7. Etui : CASE
8. Obligation : ONUS
9. Contrived : PAT
10. Kind of numeral : ARABIC
11. River of Italy : TIBER
12. Civil War general : RELEE
13. River of France : ISERE
16. Dah's companion : DIT
23. Irksome one : ANGERER
24. Sternutations : SNEEZES
25. English painter : OPIE
26. Polypody : FERN
27. Throat intruder : FROG
28. Sixth, in Turin : SESTO
29. ___ nova : BOSSA
30. Intelligible : ARTICULATE
33. Early pulpit : AMBO
34. Musical offerings: Abbr. : SELS
35. ___ fixe : IDEE
38. Relevant : MATERIAL
42. Notice : REMARK
44. Stage fare : OPERA
45. Commands a shell : COXES
46. Hundred: Prefix : HECTO
49. Oohs' companions : AHS
50. Gourd : PEPO
51. River of Germany : EDER
52. Lights for stars : ARCS
54. Roof feature : EAVE
55. Classical conflict : AGON
56. Goes boating : ROWS
58. ___ tee : TOA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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