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New York Times, Wednesday, June 28, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,355
Across
1. Riches : PELF
5. ___ Lama : DALAI
10. Sharpness : BITE
14. Cap-___ : APIE
15. Indian salts : USARS
16. Mother of Don Juan : INEZ
17. City of U.S.S.R. : LIDA
18. Ironing: It. : STIRO
19. Rise up : REAR
20. On cloud nine : ECSTATIC
22. English painter Alma-___ : TADEMA
24. Tiny fraction : HAIR
25. Deprivation : LOSS
26. Lower in dignity : DEMEAN
29. Having a feeling of well-being : EUPHORIC
33. German river : EDER
34. Memento ___ : MORI
35. Season : FALL
36. Note : MEMO
37. Kind of law : SALIC
38. Wild ox : ANOA
39. Foreboding : OMEN
40. Desertlike : ARID
41. Complain : FUSS
42. Islands off Spain : BALEARIC
44. Experts : ADEPTS
46. Surface : SIDE
47. Epithet of Athena : ALEA
48. Quickly! : PRONTO
51. "Toys in ___" : THEATTIC
55. French dream : REVE
56. From ___ (at once) : NOWON
58. Salt: Prefix : HALO
59. Numbers : ONES
60. "___, I saw . . . " : ICAME
61. Stretches, with "out" : EKES
62. Wine : PORT
63. Instances : CASES
64. Nap : REST
Down
1. Dim : PALE
2. Certain poetry : EPIC
3. Tops : LIDS
4. Molt profitably : FEATHERONESNEST
5. Hoffman : DUSTIN
6. Up and about : ASTIR
7. Noncleric : LAIC
8. Timetable abbr. : ARR
9. Of an atomic form : ISOTOPIC
10. Symbols of togetherness : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
11. Arrow poison : INEE
12. Kind of effort : TEAM
13. Biblical priest : EZRA
21. Drivers' group: Abbr. : AAA
23. Residue : ASH
25. Gruesome : LURID
26. Leave the service, in Britain : DEMOB
27. Swelling ailment : EDEMA
28. Lithuanian port : MEMEL
29. Borne by the winds : EOLIC
30. What the mouse did to the clock : RANUP
31. Nonwinner's lament : ILOST
32. Social rank : CLASS
34. Dressler : MARIE
37. Cynical : SARDONIC
43. River island : AIT
44. Awls, in France : ALENES
45. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
47. "Oh, give me ___ where . . . " : AHOME
48. Support : PROP
49. City near Virginia City : RENO
50. At an end : OVER
51. First word of Moore poem : TWAS
52. Movie-shooting unit : TAKE
53. French land areas : ILES
54. Outlay : COST
57. Edible root : OCA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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