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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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K
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M
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C
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,335
Across
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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, 5 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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