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New York Times, Monday, May 15, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 70, 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. 8,311

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Across
1
Deems : RECKS
6
Lump : CLOT
10
American warbler : CHAT
14
Be of use : AVAIL
15
San ___ : REMO
16
Govern : RULE
17
Emblem for Lafitte : JOLLYROGER
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Bradley : OMAR
20
Related : AKIN
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Writer Wister : OWEN
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Tremulous : ASPEN
23
Put a curse on : HEX
24
Group: Abbr. : ASSN
25
Madison Ave. specialties : ADS
26
Vertical : ONEND
27
Duo in "Merchant of Venice" : GOBBOS
31
Faux pas : GAFFE
34
Genesis man : ESAU
36
Tobacco drier : OAST
37
Germ-free state : ASEPSIS
39
Hold an alumni affair : REUNITE
41
Common French verb : ETRE
42
Aural : OTIC
44
Rent again : RELET
45
Small finch : LINNET
47
Products of smelting : SLAGS
49
Corn genus : ZEA
50
Italian coins : LIRE
51
Mariner's course: Abbr. : SBE
54
Stately : REGAL
57
Flavoring herb : SAGE
58
Portico : STOA
59
Presently : ANON
60
Narrator of "Treasure Island" : JIMHAWKINS
62
Metallic element : ZINC
63
Do newsroom work : EDIT
64
Gate holder : HINGE
65
Sharpness : EDGE
66
Hawkshaws : TECS
67
Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
Down
1
Indian of rank : RAJAH
2
Summon forth : EVOKE
3
Religious cup : CALIX
4
Oven : KILN
5
Artful : SLY
6
Sailors' lookout : CROWSNEST
7
"Sleepy Hollow" et al. : LEGENDS
8
Sign : OMEN
9
Bare peak : TOR
10
Part of a certain flag : CROSSBONES
11
Himalayas, to W.W. II fliers : HUMP
12
Wings : ALAE
13
Sea bird : TERN
18
Washington Sq. girl : ROSE
22
Bother : ADO
24
Once, in Scotland : ANES
25
Chill : AGUE
26
"Pirates ___" : OFPENZANCE
28
Bucket handle : BAIL
29
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
30
Opposite of dele : STET
31
Celt : GAEL
32
Italian city : ASTI
33
Feathery plant : FERN
35
Movie preview props : ARCLIGHTS
38
Greek letter : IOTA
40
Spur : URGE
43
Of a religion : ISLAMIC
46
Elver's parent : EEL
48
Scope : AREA
51
Allotment : STINT
52
Kind of drum : BONGO
53
Relaxes : EASES
54
Level : RAZE
55
Geraint's wife : ENID
56
Summons to dinner : GONG
57
"Whose ___ are you on?" : SIDE
58
Comic turn : SKIT
60
Plane : JET
61
U. N. agency : WHO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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