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New York Times, Saturday, August 19, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,407
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1. Entree order : LAMB
5. Faced up to : DARED
10. Greek letters : PSIS
14. Seed cover : ARIL
15. Wear away : ERODE
16. Soprano Frances : ALDA
17. Eat : BREAKBREAD
19. Scottish refusals : NAES
20. Vanocur of TV : SANDER
21. Biblical precept : MITZVAH
23. Certain believer : DEIST
26. Iowa college : COE
27. Red-pencil again : RECENSOR
30. Months : APRILS
34. Claim : AVER
35. French income : RENTE
37. Touch of frost : NIP
38. Biblical land : NOD
39. One-dish meals : POTPIES
41. Hereditary factor : DNA
42. Trappist cheese : OKA
43. Lanchester et al. : ELSAS
44. Pintado : SIER
45. Gave courage to : NERVED
47. Novas : NEWSTARS
50. Wile : ART
51. Blabbermouth : SIEVE
52. Book for rereading : CLASSIC
56. Midshipman : REEFER
60. Lap robes : RUGS
61. Etna output : MOLTENLAVA
64. Soup pods : OKRA
65. Terry : ELLEN
66. Norse name : ERIC
67. ___ down (tire) : WEAR
68. City near Casablanca : RABAT
69. Printing mark : DELE
1. Work rooms : LABS
2. Irish expletive : ARRA
3. Carriage : MIEN
4. Pretentious person : BLADDER
5. Quake's aftermath : DEBRIS
6. Timetable abbr. : ARR
7. Caviar : ROE
8. Dutch town : EDAM
9. Inscribe in a way : DEDICATE
10. German tank : PANZER
11. European : SLAV
12. Opinion : IDEA
13. Window part : SASH
18. Acute : KEEN
22. Small sharks : TOPES
24. Out of ___ (grumpy) : SORTS
25. Boring tools : TREPANS
27. Continued : RANON
28. Call up : EVOKE
29. Closet or chest : CEDAR
31. Large country : INDIA
32. Baseball hit : LINER
33. Coast Guard women : SPARS
36. Japanese-American : NISEI
39. Gazes : PEERS
40. Veteran : OLDTIMER
44. Made tough : STEELED
46. Eastern college : VASSAR
48. Common contraction : WERENT
49. Explorer Hedin : SVEN
52. Boast : CROW
53. Between Mark and John : LUKE
54. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
55. Soft drink : COLA
57. Get on : FARE
58. Base : EVIL
59. Atlantic cape : RACE
62. Legal degree : LLB
63. Drink : TEA

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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