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New York Times, Monday, August 21, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,409
Across Down
1. Belief : DOGMA
6. Kind of sauce : HARD
10. June honorees : DADS
14. Of birds : AVIAN
15. Money changing : AGIO
16. Organ reed stop : OBOE
17. Corklike wood : BALSA
18. Safecracker : YEGG
19. Departed : GONE
20. Certain roofer : SLATER
22. Some verse : DOGGEREL
24. Waikiki cooking pits : IMUS
26. Gives a new value to : RERATES
27. Aerial battle : DOGFIGHT
31. Company exec. : DIR
32. "___ league onward" : HALFA
33. Seed covers : ARILS
35. May honoree : MOM
38. Loads for freighters : ORES
39. Without emotion : DRYLY
40. Dandy : DUDE
41. Letter : WYE
42. Thicket : COPSE
43. Met features : SOLOS
44. Calendar abbr. : AUG
45. Colorful fliers : TANAGERS
47. Peter or Paul : APOSTLE
51. Petty or hard item : CASH
52. Exhausted : DOGWEARY
54. Hardy : THOMAS
58. Wing, in Paris : AILE
59. Library item : TOME
61. Word with jerry : BUILT
62. Court entry : PLEA
63. "___ my duty" : IDID
64. Honshu peak : ASAMA
65. Ivory in the raw : TUSK
66. Galba's predecessor : NERO
67. Adjust : RESET
1. Relatives of sole : DABS
2. Ellipsoidal : OVAL
3. Western monster : GILA
4. Large dogs : MASTIFFS
5. Lack of vigor: Var. : ANAEMIA
6. Thing to make in the sunshine : HAY
7. Like some cheese : AGED
8. Harshness : RIGOR
9. Stubbornly : DOGGEDLY
10. Turned-down leaf : DOGEAR
11. Halt prematurely : ABORT
12. Recipient : DONEE
13. Blinds, in falconry : SEELS
21. Export of Mideast : RUG
23. Cape ___ Nez, France : GRIS
25. Quick-witted : SHARP
27. Red Sea transport : DHOW
28. Bladelike, old style : OARY
29. Kind of club : GLEE
30. Appointment : TRYST
34. Of the intestine : ILEAC
35. Stubborn one : MULE
36. Be in bad ___ : ODOR
37. Kind of jacket : MESS
39. Jargon : DOGLATIN
40. Place for wayward husbands : DOGHOUSE
42. Cunning : CUTE
43. Window part : SASHBAR
44. ___ as a kitten : ASWEAK
46. Cole : NAT
47. Acclimatize : ADAPT
48. French soldier : POILU
49. Girl-watches : OGLES
50. Wear away : ERODE
53. Norse god : YMIR
55. Orangutan : MIAS
56. Egyptian girl dancer : ALME
57. Suffix for gyro or rheo : STAT
60. Ancient Tokyo : EDO

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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