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New York Times, Friday, September 22, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,441
Across
1. Shades : TONES
6. Lynda Bird ___ : ROBB
10. Melodic subject : TEMA
14. Black piano key : SHARP
15. Confederate : ALLY
16. Enthusiastic : AVID
17. Lead-in, for short : INTRO
18. Magical place : FAIRYLAND
20. ___ game (pitcher's feat) : NOHIT
21. Absorbs : SOAKSIN
22. Loop in anatomy : ANSA
24. Site of Expo '70 : OSAKA
25. Kind of way or plank : GANG
27. Descendant : SON
29. Sweet-sounding : DULCET
33. Olive tree's relative : ASH
34. Played quoits : THREW
36. A million ___ : TOONE
37. Survive the hard way : WEATHERTHESTORM
40. ___ Lama : DALAI
41. Meat cut : SHANK
42. Trim : LOP
43. Allen and Reeves : STEVES
45. Business letter abbr. : ATT
46. Kind of driver : PILE
47. Oust : EVICT
49. N. C. college : ELON
51. ___ as a daisy : ASFRESH
54. Gas used in light tubes : ARGON
57. Like some supplies : DWINDLING
60. Fuel a fire : STOKE
61. Grey : ZANE
62. Collar : ETON
63. Balkan capital : SOFIA
64. Bavarian river : EGER
65. Letter ending for some notes : RSVP
66. Tender : OFFER
Down
1. Chinese dynasty: Var. : TSIN
2. Words of disappointment : OHNO
3. Noted regretter : NATHANHALE
4. Astray : ERRING
5. Catches sight of : SPOTS
6. Actor Vallone : RAF
7. Wave: Sp. : OLA
8. Felicity : BLISS
9. Route off the beaten track : BYROAD
10. Indulge in gossip : TALKALOT
11. Actress Saint et al. : EVAS
12. Skirt : MINI
13. Math process: Abbr. : ADDN
19. City on the Lena : YAKUTSK
23. Tennis star : ASHE
24. The ___ got away : ONETHAT
25. Trinkets: Var. : GAWDS
26. "Have ___, please" : ASEAT
28. Hockey star and family : ORRS
30. Taft-Hartley term : COOLINGOFF
31. Join : ENROL
32. Arizona city. : TEMPE
34. Filched : THIEVED
35. "___ a life!" : WHAT
38. Innkeeper : TAVERNER
39. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
44. Cooperstown name : SISLER
46. ___ call : PORTOF
48. Vouchers : CHITS
50. Rodeo item : LASSO
51. Wood-shaping tool : ADZE
52. Booty : SWAG
53. Kind of punishment : FINE
55. Steinbeck character : OKIE
56. Approach : NEAR
58. Month: Abbr. : NOV
59. Initials for U. S. output : GNP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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