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New York Times, Wednesday, August 9, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,397

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Mortarboard : CAP
4. Enumerates : LISTS
9. Kind of apple : CRAB
13. Half: Prefix : SEMI
14. Shaw : ARTIE
15. Latin man : HOMO
16. Encourage : ABET
17. Thousand, in Paris : MILLE
18. Mountain goat : IBEX
19. Kipling stories, to a cynic : JUSTSOSO
21. Wisconsin city : RACINE
23. Hindu holy man : SADHU
24. Wind indicators : VANES
25. Distort : GARBLE
28. Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRREG
31. ___ face : ABOUT
32. Words of understanding : ISEE
33. Louts : OAFS
37. River port : DETROITMICHIGAN
40. Scoria : SLAG
41. Ore stratum : VEIN
42. Coeur d'___ : ALENE
43. Gets wind of : HEARS
45. Beat : PULSED
46. Reprimands : SLAPS
49. Hungarian conductor Georg : SOLTI
51. Future officers : CADETS
53. Kind of rug : ORIENTAL
57. Literary river : AVON
58. Capitol unit : HOUSE
60. River near Paris : OISE
61. Honey buzzard : PERN
62. Bobble : ERROR
63. Disgusts : IRKS
64. Ferber of Millay : EDNA
65. Conduits : MAINS
66. Help! : SOS
Down
1. Philippine island : CEBU
2. Singer Ed : AMES
3. Where the Ohio River begins : PITTSBURGHPENNA
4. Pie à ___ : LAMODE
5. Kind of linen : IRISH
6. River port : STLOUISMISSOURI
7. Sesame : TIL
8. Cassandra : SEER
9. Lake port : CHICAGOILLINOIS
10. Spring sign : ROBIN
11. Agreeable, old style : AMENE
12. Recites the compass points : BOXES
13. East Indian tree : SAJ
20. City of Uruguay : SALTO
22. City way: Abbr. : AVE
25. Wanders idly : GADS
26. Murder victim : ABEL
27. List : ROTA
29. Curb : REIN
30. Payment chit: Abbr. : REC
32. Roman chariot's way : ITER
34. Ripens : AGES
35. Temple, in poetry : FANE
36. Prune: Scot. : SNED
38. Marsh elder : IVA
39. Terre ___ : HAUTE
44. Founded: Abbr. : EST
45. Pincers : PLIERS
46. Scenic view : SCAPE
47. Bathed : LAVED
48. Garnish : ADORN
50. Welles or Bean : ORSON
52. Noah's eldest : SHEM
54. Novice: Var. : TIRO
55. Quizzes : ASKS
56. French article : LES
59. Mouths : ORA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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