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New York Times, Monday, August 7, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,395
Across
1. Plays a game : GOLFS
6. Siva's wife : DEVI
10. Nobel physicist : RABI
14. Exams : ORALS
15. At all : EVER
16. Russian sea : ARAL
17. Set a goal : AIMAT
18. Possessed : FANATICAL
20. Defunct magazine : LOOK
21. Certain films : WESTERNS
22. Christie murder locale : BLUETRAIN
24. Decree : EDICT
27. Dogpatch possessive : YER
28. Words of a yes-man : METOO
29. Reporter Pyle : ERNIE
30. ___ judicata : RES
31. Washington initials of 1930's : NRA
33. Reference works: Abbr. : OEDS
34. Inventor's concern : PATENT
37. Thickets : COPSES
39. Lengths of time : AGES
40. Meet : SIT
43. Informal greetings : HIS
44. "Out to ___" : LUNCH
46. Count ___ (take attendance) : NOSES
48. Reverence : AWE
51. Mister ___ : MAGOO
52. Farina, e.g. : HOTCEREAL
54. Goes berserk : RUNSAMOK
56. Parched : ARID
57. Barney Google's horse : SPARKPLUG
59. Long for : CRAVE
60. German article : EINE
61. This: Fr. : CECI
62. Insects : MITES
63. Alan of films : LADD
64. Touring-pro Arthur : ASHE
65. Slow to act : INERT
Down
1. Touring-pro Bob : GOALBY
2. Bright bird : ORIOLE
3. Actress Dorothy : LAMOUR
4. Chip : FLAKE
5. Certain plane: Abbr. : SST
6. Overcome : DEFEAT
7. Avoidance : EVASION
8. Atlantic City avenue : VENTNOR
9. Dies ___ : IRAE
10. Bacharach subject : RAINDROPS
11. Trig functions : ARCSINES
12. Sound from down under : BAA
13. Poorly : ILL
19. Bring to bay : TREE
21. Forces loose : WRESTS
23. U. S. agents : TMEN
25. Murder: Suffix : CIDE
26. Heroine of fiction : TESS
30. Scrubbed again : RESCOURED
32. "Will you take ___?" : ACHECK
34. Florida trademark : PALM
35. ___ Caliente : AGUA
36. 100 C's : TENGRAND
38. French river : OISE
41. Breathes : INHALES
42. Excess : TOOMUCH
45. Toot : HONK
47. Cigar : STOGIE
48. Supply with oxygen : AERATE
49. Voluntary forfeit : WAIVER
50. Firstborn : ELDEST
53. ___ to go : RARIN
55. Humane org. : SPCA
57. French table item : SEL
58. Pacific herb : PIA
59. 901, to Caesar : CMI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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