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New York Times, Friday, August 18, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,406
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1. Kind of reaction : CHAIN
6. Woody fiber : BAST
10. Kind of row : SKID
14. It's straight from the heart : AORTA
15. Medley : OLIO
16. Concluding passage : CODA
17. Rip's specialty : SLEEP
18. Spontaneously : NATURALLY
20. Cause unreasoning action : STAMPEDE
22. Recompenses : REPAYS
23. "___ in the bag" : ITS
24. Kind of thin paper : RICE
25. Sound system : STEREO
29. Expenditure : COST
30. Crop : BOB
33. Crowbar : LEVER
34. First model : PROTOTYPE
36. Word with sesame : OPEN
37. Method of classifying bacteria : GRAMS
38. Natural substances : ORES
39. One reason for promotion : SENIORITY
41. Fragrances : ODORS
42. Men : HES
43. City of the Viminal : ROME
44. Man of a land and world : DISNEY
45. Chimney duct : FLUE
46. Word with ammoniac or volatile : SAL
47. Part of a Western set : SALOON
50. Touts : TIPSTERS
55. Weather forecaster : GROUNDHOG
57. Toy musical instrument : KAZOO
58. State: Suffix : TION
59. Work for : EARN
60. "___ the Lord my soul . . . " : IPRAY
61. Smooth : SAND
62. Colors : DYES
63. Approaches : NEARS
1. Loser to Taylor in 1848 : CASS
2. Cowboy actor Jack : HOLT
3. Neighborhood : AREA
4. News piece : ITEM
5. Stronger, as liquor : NAPPIER
6. Holds together : BONDS
7. Wings : ALAE
8. Perch : SIT
9. Sightseers : TOURISTS
10. Shaft of a column : SCAPE
11. Beverage nut : KOLA
12. Uselessly : IDLY
13. Clarence and D : DAYS
19. Right-hand page : RECTO
21. W. W. II area : ETO
24. Spacious : ROOMY
25. Flounder in water : SLOSH
26. Wickiup : TEPEE
27. Adjusts a hemline : EVENS
28. Italian painter : RENI
29. Prepare for shipment : CRATE
30. "Don Juan" author : BYRON
31. ___ citato : OPERE
32. Nickname for Elizabeth : BESSY
34. Choice : PRIME
35. Foxes : TODS
37. Fogged in : GROUNDED
40. Modern material : ORLON
41. Fisherman's wear : OILSKIN
44. Bounce or skip : DAP
45. Originate : FOUND
46. Neons : SIGNS
47. Police officers: Abbr. : SGTS
48. Solo : ARIA
49. Rascal : LOON
50. Rent : TORE
51. Kind of measure : TAPE
52. Poet Pound : EZRA
53. Ocean sound : ROAR
54. Beans : SOYS
56. Rustic dance : HAY

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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