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New York Times, Friday, April 21, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F G J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,287
Across Down
1. City dating to 753 B.C. : ROME
5. Co-founder of 1 Across : REMUS
10. Piece, as of marble : SLAB
14. Relative of etc. : ETAL
15. Plain : OVERT
16. Sandwich filler : TUNA
17. Dance price, once : DIME
18. Kind of toast : MELBA
19. Hippocratic, e.g. : OATH
20. Area in 1 Across : CAMPUSMARTIUS
23. Adjective suffix : IAL
24. Caper : ANTIC
25. Posed : SAT
28. Davis or America's : CUP
30. ___ du Diable : ILE
31. Jeff Davis country : CSA
34. Neil Simon play : PLAZASUITE
37. Settled up : PAID
38. French clerics : ABBES
39. Summer weather initials : THI
40. Seraglio : HAREM
41. Mrs. Roy Rogers : DALE
42. Resident near 1 Across : POPEPAULVI
44. Compass point : ENE
45. Rumanian coin : LEU
46. Like a fox : SLY
47. Tennis unit : SET
48. Desserts : TARTS
50. W. W. II locale : ETO
52. Landmark in 1 Across : CIRCUSMAXIMUS
57. Relocate : MOVE
58. Whey: It. : SIERO
59. Penny ___ : ANTE
61. Czech or Pole : SLAV
62. Actor Luther : ADLER
63. Capitoline, e.g. : HILL
64. Indian wear : SARI
65. Girls' names : LETAS
66. Kind of bomb : ATOM
1. Ruby : RED
2. Auricular : OTIC
3. Cass, for one : MAMA
4. Resin : ELEMI
5. Famous twin : ROMULUS
6. Arden and Christmas : EVES
7. Mire, in Italy : MELMA
8. Suave qualities : URBANITIES
9. Surprise : STARTLE
10. Like Zeno : STOIC
11. Feast in Waipahu : LUAU
12. Insects : ANTS
13. Word with humbug : BAH
21. S. A. rodents : PACAS
22. ___-and-dye : TIE
25. Playing card : SPADE
26. Hills near 1 Across : ALBAN
27. Gateleg, e.g. : TABLE
29. Send a pet for an airing : PUTOUTSIDE
31. Carmer and Reiner : CARLS
32. Kitchen utensil : SIEVE
33. Own up : ADMIT
35. Zuider ___ : ZEE
36. Engine capacity: Abbr. : IHP
37. French resort : PAU
40. Missouri city : HAYTI
42. Scrutiny : PERUSAL
43. Medical hammers : PLEXORS
45. Tree resin : LAC
48. Fountain in 1 Across : TREVI
49. Process ore : SMELT
51. City of Midwest : OMAHA
52. Soft drink : COLA
53. Match-king Kreuger : IVAR
54. Space : AREA
55. One : UNIT
56. Capital of Manche : STLO
57. Author's output: Abbr. : MSS
60. Tree : ELM

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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