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New York Times, Monday, May 29, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q U Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,325
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1. Kind of word: Abbr. : COMP
5. Jacobean chair ornament : ACORN
10. Do news work : EDIT
14. Kind of exam : ORAL
15. Persian wheel : NORIA
16. Kind of Ranger or hand : LONE
17. Otherwise : ELSE
18. Alumni : GRADS
19. Field : ACRE
20. Rich in specifics : DETAILED
22. More banal : TRITER
24. Letters : ESSES
25. Grand or upright : PIANO
26. Caravansaries : SERAIS
28. Marmalade : PRESERVE
31. Presses : IRONS
32. Pay-envelope surprise : RAISE
33. City near Marseilles : AIX
34. Robert or Lorado : TAFT
35. Synonym man : ROGET
36. Legislative group : BLOC
37. Fool : ASS
38. Chopped : HEWED
39. Server : LADLE
40. Welcomes guests : RECEIVES
42. Farina or oatmeal : CEREAL
43. Printing-press element : INKER
44. Argot : SLANG
45. Goatish one : LEERER
47. Jungle cats : LEOPARDS
50. Florence's river : ARNO
51. Sages : SEERS
53. Roman wax : CERA
54. Marmoset of S.A. : MICO
55. Funeral speech : ELOGE
56. Meal for a caterpillar : LEAF
57. ___ red : BEET
58. Ate : DINED
59. Town southwest of Padua : ESTE
1. Campus figure : COED
2. Heraldic border : ORLE
3. Diploma reading : MASTEROFSCIENCE
4. Agreeable : PLEASANT
5. Aspects : ANGLES
6. Reactor parts : CORES
7. Toward the mouth : ORAD
8. Free : RID
9. Most spiteful : NASTIEST
10. Miss Stritch : ELAINE
11. Ph.D., M.D., etc. : DOCTORALDEGREES
12. Concerning : INRE
13. Mix calico colors : TEER
21. Egyptian goddess : ISIS
23. Demolish: Var. : RASE
25. Worked loose : PRIED
26. Hindu guitar : SITAR
27. Expunge : ERASE
28. Bellboys : PAGES
29. Dvorak's instrument : VIOLA
30. Surpass : EXCEL
32. Sculler : ROWER
35. Changed one's mind : REVERSED
36. Seagoing Bill : BARNACLE
38. Trudge : HIKE
39. Jump : LEAP
41. Implant : ENROOT
42. Kind of shop or circuit : CLOSED
44. Suiting : SERGE
45. Mary's friend : LAMB
46. Lake : ERIE
47. Uris : LEON
48. Mild expletive : DRAT
49. Umpire's call : SAFE
52. Wallach : ELI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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