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New York Times, Monday, June 5, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Trim a negative : CROP
5. U. S. historian : BEARD
10. Recess : APSE
14. Verdi work : AIDA
15. ___ beaver : EAGER
16. German area : SAAR
17. Frost, for one : POET
18. Bitter medicine : ASAFOETIDA
20. "___ in Paradise" : STRANGER
22. Does tree surgery : PRUNES
23. Part of a certain comb : CELL
24. Card game : SKAT
25. Make : CREATE
28. Petty cheat : CHISELER
32. Hatteras sights : HULKS
33. Garroway good-by : PEACE
34. Bullfight sound : OLE
35. Stare : OGLE
36. Trick : PRANK
37. Clothing : DUDS
38. West : MAE
39. Lively : BRISK
40. Assail : BESET
41. Assess 15 yards : PENALIZE
43. Ex-Yank Danny et al. : CATERS
44. Descartes : RENE
45. Delayed : LATE
46. Part of a sonnet : SESTET
49. Culled : SELECTED
53. By happenstance : ACCIDENTAL
55. Wear out : TIRE
56. Dickens, for short : CHAS
57. Bridge bid : RAISE
58. Ruler of the Aesir : ODIN
59. Nautical nozzle : KORT
60. Town in Belgium : YPRES
61. Torn : RENT
Down
1. Upper-case letters: Abbr. : CAPS
2. Disorder : RIOT
3. Or, in Berlin : ODER
4. Nursery game : PATACAKE
5. Breed of dog : BEAGLE
6. Support : EASEL
7. Culture medium : AGAR
8. Sports official: Abbr. : REF
9. Old football play : DROPKICK
10. Cagy : ASTUTE
11. Agony : PAIN
12. Marquis de ___ : SADE
13. Epochs : ERAS
19. Remove : ERASE
21. Catches : NETS
24. Anchor part : SHANK
25. Bite, Dogpatch style : CHOMP
26. Wrinkles : RUGAE
27. Actress Terry : ELLEN
28. Kind of fire : CEASE
29. No-good one : LOUSE
30. ___ statesman : ELDER
31. Pauses : RESTS
33. Regard highly : PRIZE
36. Publishing shop : PRINTERY
37. Lie ___ : DETECTOR
39. Run off the page : BLEED
40. Restrain : BATE
42. Painter : ARTIST
43. Mexican President, 1924–28 : CALLES
45. New ___ on life : LEASE
46. Pillage : SACK
47. Repeat : ECHO
48. Blemish : SCAR
49. Agitate : STIR
50. Turn the ___ : TIDE
51. Tralee's land : ERIN
52. Tooth: Prefix : DENT
54. Sleep : NAP

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

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