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New York Times, Thursday, June 1, 1972

Author:
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Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Most of Switzerland : ALPS
5. Pageantry : POMP
9. Stages : LEGS
13. Chessman : ROOK
14. Sot : TOPER
15. ½ pint : ICUP
16. Festive : GALA
17. Papal vestment : ORALE
18. Hartebeest : TORA
19. Nash-Perelman musical : ONETOUCHOFVENUS
22. Shrivel : SEAR
23. Poetic adverb : NEER
24. Doctors' org. : AMA
26. Abundant : RICH
29. Sanity : REASON
33. Hiatus : GAP
34. Nose : SNOOP
36. Room, in Dresden : STUBE
37. Omani : ARAB
39. Targets : GOALS
41. Nigerian people : IBOS
42. Miss Thomas : MARLO
44. Gab : PRATE
46. ___ fly : LET
47. Heed : ATTEND
49. Stained : DYED
50. Magazine number: Abbr. : ISS
51. Mote : ATOM
53. Cheese : EDAM
55. Bert Lahr portrayal : THECOWARDLYLION
62. Kind of school : HIGH
63. Germ cell : SPORE
64. "___ each life . . . " : INTO
65. Advantage : EDGE
66. Young eel : ELVER
67. Hollow : VAIN
68. Catch, as of fish : MESS
69. Famed Army surgeon : REED
70. Otherwise : ELSE
Down
1. Constellation : ARGO
2. Touch of a sort : LOAN
3. Widely divergent : POLESAPART
4. Fellow, usually good : SKATE
5. Swine: Fr. : PORC
6. Ocean food fish : OPAH
7. Shade of pink : MELON
8. Choose : PREFER
9. Intellectuals : LITERATI
10. College subject: Abbr. : ECON
11. Spiritual tutor : GURU
12. Karlovy Vary and others : SPAS
14. Doing Europe : TOURING
20. Sweeps : OARS
21. Letters : VEES
24. Old World lizard : AGAMA
25. Corday victim : MARAT
27. Kind of store : COOP
28. Amass : HOARD
30. Kind of TV ad technique : SUBLIMINAL
31. Reeds : OBOES
32. Groups of objects : NESTS
35. Broadway offering : PLAY
38. Whitens : BLEACHES
40. N.F.L. player : STEELER
43. Aware of : ONTO
45. Swirl : EDDY
48. Divining rod : DOWSER
52. Furniture wood : MAPLE
54. Teeming, with "with" : ALIVE
55. 1969 best seller : THEM
56. Mask : HIDE
57. Roe : EGGS
58. Range : ROVE
59. Scott : DRED
60. Revolutionary patriot : OTIS
61. Canonical hour : NONE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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