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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
PS 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
Across Down
1. Nimble : AGILE
6. High ___ : SEAS
10. Medit. port : SAID
14. De jure : LEGAL
15. Astray : WIDE
16. River to Arctic : LENA
17. Whimsical : DROLL
18. Angers : IRES
19. 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
65. Rudiments: Abbr. : ELEMS
1. 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
21. Windsor : TIE
25. Compass reading : NNE
26. Atomic absorption units : RADS
27. Small case : ETUI
28. Wheedle : COAX
29. " . . . 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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