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New York Times, Thursday, August 31, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,419
Across Down
1. Minerals : MICAS
6. Seaweed : ALGA
10. Center Willis : REED
14. Capital of Guam : AGANA
15. Betimes : SOON
16. Feminine suffix : ETTE
17. Friend of Thomas à Becket : JOHNOFSALISBURY
20. Buffalo of India : ARNA
21. Split : REND
22. Window parts : PANES
23. ___ crow : EAT
24. Cereal disease : SMUT
26. Declare : ASSERT
30. Peeping toms : STARERS
33. Condiment : CAPER
34. Foot in the ___ : DOOR
35. Resident: Suffix : ITE
37. U.S. business economist : THORSTEINVEBLEN
41. Knightly title : SIR
42. Concerning : INRE
43. Like some writing paper : RULED
44. Tranquilizes : BECALMS
47. Cesar of films : ROMERO
48. Aware of : ONTO
49. Ring endings : KOS
50. Potential oak : ACORN
53. Novice : TYRO
55. Tops : AONE
59. German philosopher : MARTINHEIDEGGER
62. Wasted : IDLE
63. Soaks : RETS
64. Buds : GERMS
65. Molds : DIES
66. Onassis et al. : ARIS
67. Salute : GREET
1. Goya's "Naked ___" : MAJA
2. Operatic prince : IGOR
3. Songwriter Sammy : CAHN
4. Lucasta or Held : ANNA
5. ___ Paulo : SAO
6. Ledger entry : ASSET
7. Bank deal : LOAN
8. Aventurine : GOLDSTONE
9. Cuckoo : ANI
10. Discount : REBATE
11. Vingt-___ : ETUN
12. Common French verb : ETRE
13. Ottoman officials : DEYS
18. College org. : FRAT
19. Rail siding : SPUR
23. Goes amiss : ERRS
25. Ex-Met Throneberry : MARV
26. Play parts : ACTS
27. Master, in old India : SAHIB
28. Spawn : SPORE
29. Poets' always : EER
30. Evenings, in Nancy : SOIRS
31. Moon feature : RILLE
32. Man the helm : STEER
34. Scout worker : DENMOTHER
36. Within: Prefix : ENDO
38. Pinball response : TILT
39. Greek god : EROS
40. Loafer : BUM
45. Ballroom dips : CORTES
46. Latin years : ANNI
47. Cross : ROOD
49. Kringle : KRISS
50. During : AMID
51. Moslem judge : CADI
52. Heraldic border : ORLE
54. Tibetan creature : YETI
55. Steam chamber : AGER
56. Monster : OGRE
57. Thread: Suffix : NEME
58. Formerly, old style : ERST
60. Depression agency : NRA
61. ___ and dart : EGG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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