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New York Times, Wednesday, July 12, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,369
Across Down
1. Foolish : DAFT
5. Deck cleaner : SWAB
9. Tree of Southwest : ALAMO
14. ___ breve : ALLA
15. Soviet river : LENA
16. South African P. M. : MALAN
17. Expresses : SAYS
18. Greasy-spoon sign : EATS
19. Clear air : OZONE
20. Move on : HITTHEROAD
23. Urges : YENS
24. Accumulations : HEAPS
25. Young scamp : LIMB
27. Be overdrawn : OWE
29. Blends together : WEDS
31. Take a picture : SHOOT
34. Birds of myth : ROCS
36. Eastern weight : ROTL
38. ___ probandi (burden of proof) : ONUS
39. Betty of cartoons : BOOP
40. Court : WOO
41. Latin abbr. : ETAL
43. Fire arrester : FOAM
45. Greek temple : NAOS
47. Chaser : SODA
48. Young codfish : SPRAG
50. Animal org. : SPCA
52. Trivial amount : FIG
53. Malayan dagger: Var. : KRIS
55. Did a pigeon routine : HOMED
57. On the summit : ATOP
60. Shoot the works : GOFORBROKE
64. Well done! : BULLY
66. Buddhist dialect : PALI
67. Egg on : GOAD
68. Contend : ARGUE
69. Olive genus : OLEA
70. Odd, in Glasgow : ORRA
71. Obstacles : SNAGS
72. Level: Var. : RASE
73. Alexander, e.g. : TSAR
1. Small amount : DASH
2. Turkish regiment : ALAI
3. Scram : FLYTHECOOP
4. Inclination : TASTE
5. Dark horse : SLEEPER
6. Tires out : WEARSDOWN
7. Korean town : ANTO
8. Fundamental : BASAL
9. Latin-book word : AMO
10. Idler : LAZYBONES
11. Lily plant : ALOE
12. "Magic Mountain" author : MANN
13. Persons : ONES
21. Turn left : HAW
22. Pluto, to Romans : DIS
26. Conductance unit : MHO
27. Globe : ORB
28. Kennel sounds : WOOFS
30. Promenades : STOAS
32. In the open : OUTOFDOORS
33. Hebrew letter : TSADI
35. Initiator of action : SPARKPLUG
37. Taxpayers' escape hatches : LOOPHOLES
42. Billiards word : LAG
44. Viña del ___ : MAR
46. Waste materials : SCORIAE
49. Carriage : GIG
51. Diplomat: Abbr. : AMB
54. Lethargy : SOPOR
56. Plant disease : ERGOT
57. Down with, in Paris : ABAS
58. Make sour : TURN
59. Russian girl's name : OLGA
61. Old part-song : FALA
62. Russian river : KARA
63. Biblical tower : EDAR
65. Kind of man : YES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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