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New York Times, Monday, April 3, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { F J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,269
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1. Flower, for short : GLAD
5. Church court : ROTA
9. Mirthful : RIANT
14. Thin : RARE
15. Kind of eye : EVIL
16. Heep : URIAH
17. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
18. Satiate : PALL
19. African native : BANTU
20. American author : MELVILLE
22. Ship of fiction : PEQUOD
23. Mariner's direction : ESE
24. Chem. or biol. : SCI
26. Parseghian : ARA
29. Altitudes: Abbr. : HTS
31. Estimate : ASSESS
36. Hiker's gadget : PEDOMETER
39. Crease : PLEAT
41. La ___ : SCALA
42. Ribbed fabric : REP
43. Figure of speech : IMAGE
44. Bald or golden : EAGLE
45. Mark Twain specialties : ANECDOTES
47. Rang : PEALED
49. Three, in Venice : TRE
50. Concorde, for example : SST
51. Documents: Abbr. : MSS
53. Gershwin : IRA
55. Scrape : ABRADE
60. Masterpiece : MOBYDICK
65. Like O'Neill's ape : HAIRY
66. Three part : LIMB
67. Thine, in France : ATOI
68. Slacken : ABATE
69. Nautical position : ALEE
70. Famous William : PENN
71. Packaging machine : BALER
72. Be undecided : PEND
73. Journey : TREK
1. Fierce : GRIM
2. Tardy : LATE
3. Soviet sea : ARAL
4. Do research work : DELVE
5. Full : REPLETE
6. Running track : OVAL
7. Game pieces : TILES
8. ___ to the good : ALL
9. Goldberg : RUBE
10. Syria's neighbor : IRAQ
11. Japanese native : AINU
12. Treaty group : NATO
13. Dull sound : THUD
21. Narrator of 60 Across : ISHMAEL
22. Greek letters : PIS
25. "Arabian Nights" transit : CARPET
26. Church section : APSE
27. Summarize : RECAP
28. Saying : ADAGE
30. Violins, for short : STRADS
32. Gossamer : SPIDERY
33. Seagoers' saint : ELMO
34. Does ushering : SEATS
35. Wise men : SAGES
37. Earthenware jar : OLLA
38. Poetic contraction : EEN
40. Audition : TEST
46. Cheated on an exam : CRIBBED
48. Scottish uncle : EME
52. Beam : SMILE
54. Conform : ADAPT
55. Captain of 22 Across : AHAB
56. Infant, in India : BABA
57. Money of Iran : RIAL
58. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
59. Textile worker : DYER
61. Foreboding : OMEN
62. Roman road : ITER
63. Geometrical shape : CONE
64. Quirk : KINK
66. Circuit : LAP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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