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New York Times, Saturday, May 20, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,316
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1. Halfback's output : YARDAGE
8. Mardi gras day : TUESDAY
15. One who votes : ELECTOR
16. Neighbor of S. F. : ALAMEDA
17. Calorie-plus pie : ALAMODE
18. Split again : RERIVEN
19. Hosiery mishaps : RUNS
20. Oodles : SCADS
22. Converse : TALK
23. Energy unit : ERG
24. Numerical prefix : TRI
25. Be misleading : LIE
26. Dickens girl : NELL
28. Intimate : HOMEY
30. Filament: Suffix : TENE
31. Don Quixote, e.g. : DREAMER
33. Honors : REVERES
35. Fleming : IAN
36. Service-station offering : AIR
37. Review exam papers : CORRECT
41. Spanish city : GRANADA
45. Some airmen : ACES
46. Red dye : EOSIN
48. Paltry : SLIM
49. Tiger, for one : RAG
50. Stroke's need : OAR
51. "___ overboard!" : MAN
52. Seed covering : ARIL
54. Kind of cords : VOCAL
56. Remove : DELE
57. Red apple : WINESAP
59. Seeds for rolls : SESAMES
61. Pigment for paints : ANATASE
62. Emote : OVERACT
63. Sons of Eli : YALEMEN
64. Certain bell : LIBERTY
1. Dec. 31 : YEAREND
2. One who entices : ALLURER
3. Set at a new slant : REANGLE
4. British awards : DCMS
5. P. I. political unit : ATO
6. Zeus, Thor, etc. : GODS
7. Builder : ERECTOR
8. More belated : TARDIER
9. Rubber trees : ULES
10. Hearing device : EAR
11. Struck : SMIT
12. Descend, in France : DEVALER
13. Barbershop-quartet girl : ADELINE
14. Bronx tenants : YANKEES
21. Slot-machine part : ARM
27. Retreats : LAIRS
28. "Get thee ___" : HENCE
29. Long for : YEARN
30. Gull-like birds : TERNS
32. Girl's name : MAE
34. Routing word : VIA
37. Flavoring seed : CARAWAY
38. Simple wind instrument : OCARINA
39. Queenly : REGINAL
40. Like ill-kept secrets : TOOOPEN
41. Opal : GIRASOL
42. Synagogue platform : ALMEMAR
43. Patois : DIALECT
44. General pardon : AMNESTY
47. Algonquian Indian : SAC
53. Quadrille set : LETE
54. Flower container : VASE
55. Son of Jacob : LEVI
56. Ventue : DARE
58. Jaffe or Spade : SAM
60. Fat: Prefix : SEB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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