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New York Times, Wednesday, April 26, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,292
Across Down
1. Swiftly : APACE
6. Small bit : DRIB
10. Twist : WARP
14. Broadway name : COHAN
15. Island off Scotland : IONA
16. Penna. city : ERIE
17. Certain gases : INERT
18. Word on a proof : STET
19. Knightly contest : TILT
20. Object : DEMUR
21. Author of "Antigone" : SOPHOCLES
23. "___ old story" : SAME
25. Far: Prefix : TELE
26. Soil science : AGRONOMY
30. Oracle's home : DELPHI
34. Direction: Abbr. : ENE
35. Potato : TUBER
37. Like George's dragon : SLAIN
38. Garment accessory : SASH
40. Lanchester and Maxwell : ELSAS
42. Feelings: Fr. : SENS
43. Mountain nymph: Lat. : OREAS
45. Ghostly : EERIE
47. Presidential monogram : DDE
48. Full: Sp. : PLENOS
50. Betrays : SELLSOUT
52. Alliance : NATO
54. Kind of current: Abbr. : ELEC
55. Author of "Medea" : EURIPIDES
59. Salad garnish : CRESS
63. Attempt : STAB
64. Luxurious : POSH
65. Emulate the Lorelei : TEMPT
66. Wheys : SERA
67. Within: Prefix : ENTO
68. Asian fiber : RAMIE
69. Donkey: Ger. : ESEL
70. Pack : STOW
71. Rice plants of India : AMANS
1. Biting : ACID
2. Corn ___ : PONE
3. Attention-getter : AHEM
4. Famed tenor : CARUSO
5. Starter : ENTRANT
6. Pretend : DISSEMBLE
7. Paper section, for short : ROTO
8. Bumbling : INEPT
9. Immersed : BATHED
10. Certain batteries : WETCELLS
11. Seed covering : ARIL
12. Anger : RILE
13. Sulky moods : PETS
22. Cheers : OLES
24. Grimace : MOUE
26. Fabulist : AESOP
27. Knot : GNARL
28. Visit again : RESEE
29. Certain votes : YESES
31. Child: Prefix : PAEDO
32. Native of India : HINDU
33. Map piece : INSET
36. Street performance : RAREESHOW
39. Crosser of Alps : HANNIBAL
41. Threshold : SILL
44. Cleanser : SOAP
46. Subject of both 21 and 55 Across : ELECTRA
49. Stalks : STIPES
51. Shrill cry : SCREAM
53. Tooth: Prefix : ODONT
55. They, in Italy : ESSE
56. Western Indians : UTES
57. Thin : RARE
58. This: Sp. : ESTO
60. Bovary or Eames : EMMA
61. Short drive : SPIN
62. Holy women: Abbr. : STES

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

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