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New York Times, Thursday, July 6, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,363
Across
1. Record : DISC
5. One of two billion or so : ASIAN
10. Impressed : AWED
14. Moonfish : OPAH
15. Old sword : BILBO
16. Japanese Premiere : SATO
17. Capital city : OSLO
18. Metal tag : AGLET
19. Wife of Bragi : IDUN
20. All the same : NOTWITHSTANDING
23. Track event : MEET
24. Tiny : WEE
25. Certain horses : PACERS
28. Glaswegians : SCOTSMEN
33. Husband of Gudrun : ATLI
34. Winter month in Spain : ENERO
35. Conceit : EGO
36. Phony heroics : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
40. German article : EIN
41. Odds : RATIO
42. Old Greek pitcher : OLPE
43. Poetaster's output : DOGGEREL
45. Defeats : WORSTS
47. The same: Latin abbr. : EAD
48. Staff : MACE
49. Certain accolade : STANDINGOVATION
57. Metal ware : TOLE
58. Bête ___ : NOIRE
59. ___ avail : TONO
60. Seaweed product : AGAR
61. Wastrel : IDLER
62. Winglike : ALAR
63. Flower genus : ROSA
64. Anchor position : ASTAY
65. Work on floors : SAND
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1. River in Scotland : DOON
2. ___ facto : IPSO
3. Wit : SALT
4. Chinese dish : CHOWMEIN
5. Lets up : ABATES
6. View : SIGHT
7. Misfortunes : ILLS
8. Incite : ABET
9. "He spoke ___ but went straight . . . " : NOTAWORD
10. Stage remarks : ASIDES
11. River bed, in Africa : WADI
12. Vingt-___ : ETUN
13. Bell sound : DONG
21. One engaged in: Suffix : IER
22. Indian greeting to colonists : NETOP
25. Did a bellboy's job : PAGED
26. Volcano valley : ATRIO
27. Trolley sound : CLANG
28. Paris menu offering : SNAIL
29. Recent: Prefix : CENO
30. American-plan items : MEALS
31. Sadat's country : EGYPT
32. Sniffs : NOSES
34. Feminine suffix : ETTE
37. Anxiety : DREAD
38. Medit. island : SARDINIA
39. Miss Young and others : LORETTAS
44. Classes : GENERA
45. Flickering : WAVERY
46. Wood sorrel : OCA
48. Old name for Peloponnesus : MOREA
49. Kind of sapphire : STAR
50. Takeout words : TOGO
51. Word of regret : ALAS
52. Shows recognition : NODS
53. Picture-frame finish : GILT
54. City in Kansas : IOLA
55. ___ even keel : ONAN
56. French direction : NORD

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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