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New York Times, Friday, June 16, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,343
Across Down
1. Celebration : FETE
5. Performs : ACTS
9. Holy city : MECCA
14. Blackbirds : ANIS
15. Polite interruption : AHEM
16. Mythical hunter : ORION
17. Slavic spouse : CZECHMATE
19. Settee : DIVAN
20. Hebrides island : TYREE
21. Carriage : PRAM
23. Townsman : CIT
24. Cockney's residence : OME
25. Stipend : SALARY
27. Old man: Ger. : ALTE
29. Maroon : RED
30. Black, for one : SEA
31. Tuber : YAM
33. Stuff : WAD
34. Babylonian god : SIRIS
36. "A man and ___" : AMAID
38. Remark about the skipper, with "The" : CAPTAINSORDERLY
43. Of birds : AVIAN
44. Indians : ERIES
45. Clear : NET
46. Monarch: Abbr. : SOV
49. Neighbor of Md. : DEL
50. Insect egg : NIT
53. Bows : ARCS
55. Roman orator : CICERO
57. Person : ONE
58. Pronoun : SHE
59. Palm : TARA
60. Ode : VERSE
62. Spring flower : PEONY
64. More audacious mare : BOLDERDAM
66. In harmony : ATUNE
67. Projection : LOBE
68. Have a bite : DINE
69. Germanic god : WOTAN
70. Greek war goddess : ENYO
71. Scored in tennis : ACED
1. Constituent : FACTOR
2. Detergent ingredient : ENZYME
3. Arranged in rows : TIERED
4. Verb suffix : ESCE
5. Old Dutch measure : AAM
6. Cleric : CHAPLAIN
7. Four: Prefix : TETRA
8. Like a painter's palette : SMEARY
9. Style : MOD
10. Heath genus : ERICA
11. Polite contest : CIVILWAR
12. Candidate's riding habit, at times : COATTAIL
13. Dvorak : ANN
18. Some of Washington's enemies : HESSIANS
22. Genus of clams : MYA
26. Atmosphere: Prefix : AERI
28. Mary Baker or Nelson : EDDY
32. Courted : MADELOVE
34. Depot: Abbr. : STA
35. Opp. of NNW : SSE
37. French possessive : MES
38. Town in Palestine : CANA
39. Opposed : AVERSETO
40. Throw away : PITCHOUT
41. ___ fire : ORDEALBY
42. Whale-oil container : RIER
47. Month: Abbr. : OCT
48. Capable of development : VIABLE
50. Scandinavian : NORDIC
51. Foolish : INSANE
52. Poured : TEEMED
54. Persian rug : SENNA
56. Hum : CROON
61. Wagnerian heroine : ERDA
62. Backwoods family member : PAW
63. Japanese money : YEN
65. ___ volente : DEO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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