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New York Times, Tuesday, May 23, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,319
Across Down
1. Something of value : ASSET
6. Loose garment : SARI
10. Graduate, for short : ALUM
14. Reluctant : LOATH
15. English architect : WREN
16. Southern favorite : PONE
17. Insect stages : PUPAE
18. Neckpiece for a certain mariner : ALBATROSS
20. Class members: Abbr. : SRS
21. Sound: Prefix : SONO
23. Responds to reveille : RISES
24. Loosen : UNPIN
26. Inane goings-on : FOOLERY
28. Quail : RECOIL
30. City of India : PALNI
31. Singer Paul and family : ANKAS
32. Waterfowl : MERGANSER
36. Holy one: Abbr. : STE
37. Financial house, in Italy : BANCA
38. Sound of disgust : PAH
39. Kind of falcon : PEREGRINE
42. Simpleton : GOOSE
44. Genuinely : TRULY
45. U.S. novelist : CAPOTE
46. Official seals : CACHETS
49. Black varnish : JAPAN
50. Lofty nest : AERIE
51. Pedestal part : DADO
52. Bend : BOW
55. Pie filling of a sort : BLACKBIRD
58. Goat antelope : SAIGA
60. Miss Chase : ILKA
61. To shelter : ALEE
62. Type of pulley : IDLER
63. Coward : NOEL
64. Actor Alan : LADD
65. Scene of witchhunts : SALEM
1. Mountains : ALPS
2. Bar drink : SOUR
3. Woodpecker : SAPSUCKER
4. Greek letter : ETA
5. Greek poet : THESPIS
6. Proust character : SWANN
7. Folk-song name : ARLO
8. C.S.A. soldier : REB
9. Miss Claire : INA
10. "___ Paris" : APRILIN
11. Imprecise : LOOSE
12. Ours, in Mainz : UNSER
13. Disordered : MESSY
19. Mineral found in lake beds : TRONA
22. Type of painting : OIL
25. Profane, in Hawaii : NOA
26. Burlesque : FARCE
27. Russian saint : OLGA
28. Grate : RASP
29. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
30. Price of some thoughts : PENNY
32. Postal system : MAILS
33. Wading bird : SPOONBILL
34. Direction : EAST
35. Korean name : RHEE
37. Very dry : BRUT
40. Moral : ETHICAL
41. Ari, for one : GREEK
42. Word for open areas between buttons : GAPOSIS
43. Former U.S. agency : OPA
45. Ill-bred person : CAD
46. Plane area : CABIN
47. A Harpy : AELLO
48. Rail bird : CRAKE
49. Surfeited : JADED
51. Stowe novel : DRED
53. Molding : OGEE
54. Tepid : WARM
56. Dance: Fr. : BAL
57. Bantu language : ILA
59. Oklahoma city : ADA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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