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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

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Students & seniors
Across
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
Down
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
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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