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New York Times, Thursday, June 29, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F W }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,356
Across
1. Chimney dirt : SOOT
5. Pool-table adjunct : RACK
9. Panhandles : BEGS
13. Adjective ending : ULAR
14. Medicinal plant : ALOE
15. Norse chieftain : ROLLO
17. Second in a series : BETA
18. Small dog : POMERANIAN
20. The electorate : JOHNQPUBLIC
22. Geneviève, for one : STE
23. Can. province : QUE
24. Family member : SISTER
26. Dirge : REQUIEM
30. Part of L.S.D. : PENCE
31. His, in Caen : ALUI
32. Mineral : INORGANIC
36. Drudge : MOIL
37. Chemical compounds : ENOLS
38. P. I. cloth : PINA
39. In a tense way : ANXIOUSLY
41. Tech grad: Abbr. : ENGR
42. U. S. mountain range : OZARK
43. Made a pitch for : PLUGGED
46. Different: Prefix : HETERO
48. Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
49. Pierrot : AMI
50. TV fare : SPORTSCASTS
57. Of official papers : DOCUMENTAL
59. See 46 Down : CARE
60. "___ told by . . . " : ATALE
61. Kind of vision : TELE
62. Toss-up : EVEN
63. Dash : ELAN
64. Medical ending : OSIS
65. Beginning : SEED
Down
1. Sentence part: Abbr. : SUBJ
2. Margarine : OLEO
3. Swearword : OATH
4. Soothe : TRANQUILIZE
5. Pungent snuff : RAPPEE
6. Baseball-playing name : ALOU
7. Tonsorial adjunct : COMB
8. Ship feature : KEEL
9. Tonic : BRACING
10. Long time : EON
11. Nitid : GLISTENING
12. Schedule : SLATE
16. Jim-dandy : ONER
19. Staircase features : RISERS
21. ___ vive : QUI
25. Rascals : SCAPEGRACES
26. Hindu deity : RAMA
27. N. C. college : ELON
28. Ultra-chivalrous : QUIXOTICAL
29. Byelorussia's capital : MINSK
30. Benchley wrote of its sex life : POLYP
33. ___ pros. : NOL
34. Dean ___ : INGE
35. N. L. player : CARD
37. Old-World unit : EUROPE
40. Galley power : OARSMEN
44. Cotton threads : LISLES
45. The Trojans : USC
46. With 59 Across, took pains : HADA
47. Ham it up : EMOTE
51. Hep : ONTO
52. Ways: Abbr. : RTES
53. Ankles : TALI
54. Lay away : SAVE
55. Arboretum feature : TREE
56. Forward : SEND
58. Diminutive ending : ULA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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