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New York Times, Wednesday, April 5, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,271
Across Down
1. Queens athelete : MET
4. Mineral rocks : ORES
8. Plate-armor piece : TUILLE
14. Call ___ day : ITA
15. Split : RIVE
16. Cleveland native : INDIAN
17. Missouri bird : CARDINAL
19. S.F. monsters : GIANTS
20. Houston explorers : ASTROS
21. Hanger-on : LEECH
23. Bullfight cheer : OLE
24. Firmly established : ENROOTED
28. Georgia tribesman : BRAVE
31. Poetic word : ERE
32. Increase : RAISE
33. French name : RENE
34. Outmoded: Abbr. : OBS
35. Inherent : INNATE
36. Urge, with "on" : EGG
37. Chicago animal : CUB
38. Negatives : NOS
39. Cincinnati color : RED
40. Ballpark snack : WIENER
42. Baseball buff : FAN
43. Section : PART
44. Tunnell of football : EMLEN
45. Skill : ART
46. Cowhand's gear : LASSO
47. Relocate : RESETTLE
49. Turf : SOD
50. Arrange in folds : DRAPE
51. Pittsburgh brigand : PIRATE
55. Boston footgear : REDSOX
58. Fashion in Chicago : WHITESOX
60. State of social anarchy : ANOMIE
61. English river : AIRE
62. Kind of tent : PUP
63. Horses : STEEDS
64. Belgian river : YSER
65. Theater sign : SRO
1. Isinglass : MICA
2. Greek letters : ETAS
3. Small dessert : TART
4. Baltimore flier : ORIOLE
5. Wash off : RINSE
6. Hitler's wife : EVA
7. Hucksters : SELLERS
8. Detroit beast : TIGER
9. Fabulous animals : UNICORNS
10. Westerner : IDAHOAN
11. Rubbing fluid: Abbr. : LIN
12. Old Baltic coin : LAT
13. Printers' measures : ENS
18. Flock : DROVE
22. Compass point : ENE
25. Headdresses : TIARAS
26. Chemical compounds : ESTERS
27. Transfer, as property : DEEDTO
28. Milwaukee businessman : BREWER
29. Administration : REGIME
30. Well-behaved Californians : ANGELS
31. Recede : EBB
34. Possessive : OUR
35. Charged particle : ION
37. Middle of a mass : CENTROID
38. Pre-Ranger nickname : NAT
41. "Who ___?" (words of despair) : NEEDSME
42. Express road : FREEWAY
43. San Diego cleric : PADRE
45. Mountain : ALP
46. Hang around : LOITER
48. Sales and nuisance : TAXES
49. Church feature : SPIRE
52. Snakes : ASPS
53. Airline package : TOUR
54. Montreal fair : EXPO
55. Cape : RAS
56. Inner: Prefix : ENT
57. Deer : DOE
59. ___ nibs : HIS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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