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New York Times, Tuesday, April 4, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,270
Across Down
1. Capital of Morocco : RABAT
6. "___ bad boy" : IMA
9. Grande and de Pinos : ISLAS
14. Century plant : AGAVE
15. Connective : NOR
16. Blackmore girl : DOONE
17. Roadside sign : DINER
18. P.I. tribesman : ATA
19. Lyric poem : EPODE
20. Math study: Abbr. : ALG
21. President of 3 Down : MUJIBRAHMAN
24. Electrical units : RELS
26. Pasta dish : RAVIOLI
27. Dined : ATEAMEAL
29. Partly open : AJAR
33. Trial : ORDEAL
35. Cut: Scot. : SNEG
37. Bar order : ALE
38. Hazard : GUESS
39. Nile dam : ASWAN
41. Curve : ESS
42. Rifle-ranges: Fr. : TIRS
46. Gratify : PLEASE
47. Ordinal suffixes : ETHS
49. Censure : REPROACH
51. Western Indian : ARAPAHO
53. Toothbrush rating : HARD
56. Pakistan's Bhutto : ZULFIKARALI
60. ___ grass (meadow barley) : RIE
61. Theater awards : OBIES
62. Silver abbr. : STG
63. Vietnam massacre scene : MYLAI
65. Eyeglass, in Italy : LENTE
66. Asian people : TAI
67. Turf fuels : PEATS
68. Certain crime : ARSON
69. Spanish queen : ENA
70. Mohammedan religion : ISLAM
1. Detection device : RADAR
2. Nimble-footed : AGILE
3. Dacca's nation : BANGLADESH
4. Thoroughfare: Abbr. : AVE
5. Tenure : TERM
6. Facing trouble : INAJAM
7. Reasons for action : MOTIVES
8. Mideast desert : ARABIAN
9. Paragon : IDEAL
10. Actress Loren : SOPHIA
11. Appear : LOOM
12. Time ___ half : ANDA
13. Witnessed : SEEN
22. Range in Russia : URAL
23. Part : ROLE
25. Sanctified women: Abbr. : STES
28. Near or Far : EAST
30. Nehru : JAWAHARLAL
31. Word of regret : ALAS
32. Director Clair : RENE
33. Molding : OGEE
34. Corrode : RUST
36. Festive : GALA
40. Hyperbolic secant: Abbr. : SECH
43. Mideast land: Var. : IRAK
44. Stick again : REPASTE
45. Austere : SPARTAN
46. Table game : POOL
48. "Is the water ___ drink?" : SAFETO
50. Medical suffix : RHAGIA
52. Up and about : RISEN
54. Lariat : RIATA
55. Religious belief : DEISM
56. Author of "Nana" : ZOLA
57. Over in Berlin : UBER
58. Yutang and others : LINS
59. Body of Kaffir warriors : IMPI
64. Assent : YES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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