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New York Times, Thursday, August 17, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,405
Across Down
1. Indian mulberry : AAL
4. Sonic-speed word : MACH
8. Ma Bell's boy : ALEX
12. Arab vessel : DHOW
14. Divas' fortes : ARIAS
16. Mother of Castor : LEDA
17. Munro : SAKI
18. ___ on! : RIGHT
19. Mend, as a broken bone : KNIT
20. Clubs : BILLIES
22. Is in store for : AWAITS
24. Old Irish fort : LISS
25. Rock's relation : ROLL
26. Nobody, in Spain : NADIE
29. Torments : HARRIES
32. Yale and Brown : IVIES
33. Cause : BEGET
34. Rosinante, for one : NAG
36. Hardy heroine : TESS
37. True's cousin : TRIED
38. Directed : BADE
39. Linkletter : ART
40. Chicago airport : OHARE
41. Tree resin : COPAL
42. Toy bears : TEDDIES
44. Aids' partner : ABETS
45. ___ miss : NEAR
46. Raiment : GARB
48. Great cellist : CASALS
50. Germans, to British : JERRIES
53. Eastern ruler : AMIR
54. Weight allowances : TRETS
56. Anthony : EDEN
58. Swag : LOOT
59. Uncouth person : YAHOO
60. Eastern gown : SARI
61. North Vietnam name : MINH
62. Ben of "Treasure Island" : GUNN
63. "Blue ___" : MAX
1. Gray-flannel specialties : ADS
2. Melville seaman : AHAB
3. Norse god of mischief : LOKI
4. Home-run star : MARIS
5. Ram of the sky : ARIES
6. Smokes, for short : CIGS
7. Word of surprise : HAH
8. Soluble salt : ALKALI
9. Delaware tribe : LENILENAPE
10. Make corrections : EDIT
11. Totem poles : XATS
13. Jitters : WILLIES
15. Featured : STARRED
21. Trygve and family : LIES
23. Malt infusion : WORT
26. Actress Naldi : NITA
27. Prevent : AVERT
28. Swelling : DISTENSION
29. ___ apparent : HEIRS
30. James or Tommie : AGEE
31. Egyptian V.I.P. : SADAT
33. Maxwellton feature : BRAE
35. Sets : GELS
37. Avid : THIRSTY
38. Soho cops : BOBBIES
40. East Indian mulberry : ODAL
41. John Dickson ___ : CARR
43. Famine : DEARTH
46. Age : GETON
47. Pyromaniac's aim : ARSON
48. Pre-storm feature : CALM
49. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
50. Reckless driver : JEHU
51. Cheese : EDAM
52. Wheys : SERA
55. Tease : RAG
57. Nothing doing! : NIX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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