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New York Times, Thursday, June 8, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,335
Across
1. Area of Tibet: Var. : KAM
4. Degrade : ABASE
9. Small insect : MIDGE
14. Miss Gardner : AVA
15. Storied uncle : REMUS
16. Visionary : IDEAL
17. Chaplain of legend : FRIARTUCK
19. Meaning : SENSE
20. Pirate captain : KIDD
21. Annoy : IRK
22. Words of surprise : WHATHO
23. Candy-bar inserts : ALMONDS
25. Cry of triumph : AHA
26. Indonesian islands : AROE
27. Street sound of buggy days : CLIPCLOP
32. Rail birds : SORAS
34. Dry the ink : BLOT
35. Engage : HIRE
36. Cheating aid : CRIB
37. Seawater : BRINE
38. Asian salt tree : ATLE
39. East Indian vine : ODAL
40. Biography : LIFE
41. Join : ENTER
42. Relative of color-blind : TONEDEAF
44. Spirit : SOUL
45. Rabbit feature : EAR
46. Mossy bogs : MUSKEGS
49. Finally : ATLAST
53. Faucet : TAP
54. Awry: Var. : AJEE
55. Misgiving : DOUBT
56. Bandleader of legend : ROBINHOOD
58. Doubleday : ABNER
59. Scene of action : ARENA
60. Caption: Abbr. : HDG
61. Long and slender : REEDY
62. Realty sign : TOLET
63. Bridal designation : NEE
Down
1. Austrian writer Franz : KAFKA
2. French month before mai : AVRIL
3. Fair lady of legend : MAIDMARIAN
4. Timetable abbr. : ARR
5. Happen to : BETIDE
6. Asian maples : AMURS
7. Use a straw : SUCK
8. Arctic dweller: Abbr. : ESK
9. Fender scratch, for one : MISHAP
10. Concept : IDEA
11. Hollow : DENT
12. Cut : GASH
13. Oil: Prefix : ELEO
18. Charming : ADORABLE
22. Supreme Court Justice : WHITE
24. Digits: Abbr. : NOS
25. "___ at last!" : ALONE
27. Kind of hanger : CLIFF
28. Jewish festival : CHANUKAH
29. Archer of legend : LITTLEJOHN
30. Heraldic band : ORLE
31. Equal : PEER
32. Highlander : SCOT
33. Church calendar : ORDO
34. Kind of pipe : BRIAR
37. Farmyard sound : BLEAT
41. Dawn goddess : EOS
43. "___ Rides Again" : DESTRY
44. Passive : SUPINE
46. Miss Normand : MABEL
47. Hollow stone : GEODE
48. Grassy plant : SEDGE
49. Jewish month : ADAR
50. Soliloquy words : TOBE
51. Hawk's leash : LUNE
52. Retired : ABED
53. Matador's foe : TORO
56. Hairpiece : RAT
57. Singer Cole : NAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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