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New York Times, Wednesday, July 5, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
David Steinberg notes:

Entry for 64-Across, ESER, may have been a mistake — constructor may have meant ESUS.

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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,362

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Nimble : AGILE
6
High ___ : SEAS
10
Medit. port : SAID
14
De jure : LEGAL
15
Astray : WIDE
16
River to Arctic : LENA
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Whimsical : DROLL
18
Angers : IRES
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Latin-book word : ERAT
20
Skill : ADROITNESS
22
Inverted six : NINE
23
Lemon or lime : PIE
24
Undeniably : INDEED
26
Pack again : RECASE
30
Arles's river : RHONE
32
In agreement : ATONE
33
Eating joints : BEANERIES
37
Pair : DUAD
38
Seed covers : ARILS
39
Big Ten team : IOWA
40
Invertible number : SIXTYNINE
42
Mexican Indian : AZTEC
43
Chides : RATES
44
Props for extras : SPEARS
45
Certain social gathering : ATHOME
48
Reptile : ASP
49
Munich wife : FRAU
50
Subtraction result : DIFFERENCE
57
Metrical foot : IAMB
58
Border on : ABUT
59
Small egg : OVULE
60
Coin of Iran : RIAL
61
Occasion : TIME
62
Author of "Myra Breckenridge" : VIDAL
63
French pronoun : ELLE
64
Electrostatic units : ESER
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Rudiments: Abbr. : ELEMS
Down
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Soprano Frances : ALDA
2
Frey's wife: Var. : GERD
3
Borodin's prince : IGOR
4
French composer : LALO
5
Circle's relative : ELLIPSE
6
Scoundrel : SWINE
7
Island land : EIRE
8
Drinks : ADES
9
Composer Roger : SESSIONS
10
Remove excess fat : SLENDERIZE
11
Nest : AERIE
12
Lacking sense : INANE
13
Old-hat : DATED
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Windsor : TIE
25
Compass reading : NNE
26
Atomic absorption units : RADS
27
Small case : ETUI
28
Wheedle : COAX
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" . . . toil ___" : ANDTROUBLE
30
Checks : REINS
31
In the pink : HALE
33
White cheese : BRIE
34
Greek letter : IOTA
35
Wide-spouted vessel : EWER
36
Western Indians : SACS
38
Come before : ANTEDATE
41
Southern treat : YAM
42
Sanction : APPROVE
44
Ship's course : SSE
45
Blazing : AFIRE
46
Footway : TRAIL
47
Turkish porter : HAMAL
48
"___ the Fall" : AFTER
51
Wading bird : IBIS
52
Show anger : FUME
53
Kind of eye : EVIL
54
Art work : NUDE
55
Staple for a bake : CLAM
56
Fish : EELS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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