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New York Times, Monday, July 17, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Across Down
1. Pilot's place : HELM
5. Mild oath : EGAD
9. Heraldic bar : FESS
13. On the deep : ASEA
14. Dog's worst friend : FLEA
15. Sew loosely : BASTE
16. Stay put : STANDFAST
18. Kitchen utensil : RICER
19. Make beloved : ENDEAR
20. Devoted one : ADORANT
22. Derby et al. : RACES
24. Highway of old : ITER
25. Regard favorably : ADMIRE
28. Walkway : PATH
30. Times of day: Abbr. : PMS
33. Radio part : DIAL
34. Pucker : PURSE
35. Tangled mass : MOP
36. Joint : ANKLE
38. Candlenut tree : AMA
39. Female of the ruff : REEVE
41. Word to a horse : GEE
42. Boston seafood offering : SCROD
44. Indigo : ANIL
45. Bitter vetch : ERS
46. Three-masted schooner : TERN
47. Delicate : PASTEL
49. Reeled : SPUN
51. Whitish color : IVORY
53. Carry on : OPERATE
56. Kind of cracker : ANIMAL
59. Spanish man : SENOR
60. Preceded : ANTEDATED
63. Impertinent : SASSY
64. Be: Ger. : SEIN
65. Network : RETE
66. To the protected side : ALEE
67. Poise : TACT
68. Rounded hill : KNOB
1. Exclamations : HAS
2. Italian family : ESTE
3. Spare : LEAN
4. Large baboon : MANDRILL
5. Do away with : EFFACE
6. Dirty look : GLARE
7. Roman money : AES
8. Researcher's quest : DATA
9. Laissez ___ : FAIRE
10. Steep slope : ESCARPMENT
11. British carbine : STEN
12. Mural painter : SERT
15. Certain kind of hood : BROTHER
17. Expensive : DEAR
21. Morse-code units : DITS
23. Dessert : SPUMONI
25. Proverb : ADAGE
26. Place to eat : DINER
27. Adds up : MAKESSENSE
29. Rumanian city : ARAD
31. Hitchcock output : MOVIE
32. Incantation : SPELL
34. Young salmon : PARR
37. Sea arm : ESTUARY
40. Soft touch : EASYMARK
43. Money unit : CENT
47. Western, old style : PONENT
48. Dry : ARID
50. Writing form : PROSE
52. Prophetical : VATIC
53. Bones : OSSA
54. Ring out : PEAL
55. Direction : EAST
57. Solar disk : ATEN
58. Mother of Apollo : LETO
61. Teachers' group: Abbr. : NEA
62. Coming-out gal : DEB

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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