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New York Times, Wednesday, August 2, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 6, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,390
Across Down
1. Rumanian coins : BANI
5. Do a sewing job : HEM
8. See 20 Across : SPORTS
14. Jewish month : ADAR
15. From ___ Z : ATO
16. Fender décor : CHROME
17. Precise : NICE
18. Correlative : NOR
19. Kind of baron : ROBBER
20. Authority on 8 and 40 Across and 54 Down : JOHNFKIERAN
23. Explosive : TNT
24. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
25. Fleecy beasts : LLAMAS
27. Nautical position : ABEAM
29. Hub of Bolivia : LAPAZ
33. Entertainer MacRae : SHEILA
37. Creek : RIA
39. Baseball name : BABE
40. See 20 Across : WILLSHAKESPEARE
43. Asian sea : ARAL
44. Fresco and Hirt : ALS
45. Jed or Phil : HARRIS
46. Czech statesman : BENES
48. Refuges : OASES
50. Palm Springs, for one : RESORT
52. Somali measure : TABLA
57. "___ steals my purse . . . " : WHO
60. With 69 Across, request to 20 Across : INFORMATION
62. Señora's shawl : REBOZO
64. Egyptian initials : UAR
65. Hill, to Bobby Burns : BRAE
66. "It was ___ and his lass . . . " : ALOVER
67. Compass point : NNE
68. Egyptian skink : ADDA
69. See 60 Across : PLEASE
70. Phone operation: Abbr. : DDD
71. Ruler : TSAR
1. Kind of clock : BANJO
2. Cousin of adieu : ADIOS
3. German night : NACHT
4. Good-night girl : IRENE
5. Slugger Aaron : HANK
6. French star : ETOILE
7. What a bird-watcher might want : MORELARKSAROUND
8. Beat it! : SCRAM
9. Of speech sounds : PHONAL
10. Sphere : ORB
11. ___ E. Lee : ROBT
12. Feds : TMEN
13. Muralist : SERT
21. Horses : FOALS
22. Fiber plant : RAMIE
26. With "wing," a hummingbird : SABER
28. ___ Ullah, Persian leader : BAHA
30. Carson's predecessor : PAAR
31. Shelter: Fr. : ABRI
32. Letters : ZEES
33. Wash the deck : SWAB
34. Engage : HIRE
35. Esprit : ELAN
36. Actress Wendy, cockney style : ILLER
38. Tennis ace : ASHE
41. Stand-offish : ALOOF
42. Spaghetti : PASTA
47. Grabs : SEIZES
49. Beach : STRAND
51. Night music : SNORE
53. Casey's place : ATBAT
54. See 20 Across : BIRDS
55. "'Tis a cruelty to ___ falling man" : LOADA
56. Close by, to poets : ANEAR
57. Covering : WRAP
58. ___ diver (grebe) : HELL
59. Woodwind : OBOE
61. Talking horse of TV : MRED
63. Egg cells : OVA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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