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New York Times, Monday, September 4, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,423
Across
1. German spa : EMS
4. Runways : RAMPS
9. Pack : STOW
13. Cager Willis : REED
15. Eskimo boat : UMIAK
16. Exhort : URGE
17. Spread : OLEO
18. Judgment : SENSE
19. White, for one : SALE
20. Showed off in a way : STRUTTED
22. Burst : POPPED
24. Porter's relative : BEER
25. Kit : ETUI
26. Made a memo : JOTTED
29. Too big for one's ___ : BRITCHES
33. Part of a Doric column : ARRIS
34. Nonprofessional : LAIC
35. Kansas city : IOLA
36. Placed : LAIN
37. Honors : CITES
38. Skip : OMIT
39. Eager : AGOG
40. On ___ toes : ONES
41. Shoe fabric : SUEDE
42. Harassed : PESTERED
44. Did a school transit job : BUSSED
45. Antler : HORN
46. Pleased expression : GRIN
47. Incomplete : UNDONE
50. Appreciative : GRATEFUL
54. Rich earth : LOAM
55. Disbeliever : CYNIC
57. Hindu deity : SIVA
58. Resident of a doll house : NORA
59. Josh : TEASE
60. Husky's tow : SLED
61. Insects : ANTS
62. Out of ___ : SORTS
63. Month : MAY
Down
1. Cupid : EROS
2. Fix butter for popcorn : MELT
3. Sibyl : SEER
4. Degenerated : RUSTED
5. Moslem title : AMEER
6. Care : MIND
7. Dance step : PAS
8. Disbelievers : SKEPTICS
9. Disbelief : SUSPICIOUSNESS
10. Catch : TRAP
11. Stare at : OGLE
12. Useless growth : WEED
14. Disbeliever : DOUBTINGTHOMAS
21. English river : TEES
23. Umpire's call : OUT
25. Indians : ERIES
26. Mexican plant : JALAP
27. Storm, in Paris : ORAGE
28. Fates et al. : TRIOS
29. Checked : BATED
30. Returns, as a pigeon : HOMES
31. Slide over : ELIDE
32. Cloyed : SATED
34. Fabric : LINEN
37. Checks exam papers : CORRECTS
41. Satisfy : SUIT
43. Time span : EON
44. British suspenders : BRACES
46. Kind of mill : GRIST
47. Forearm bone : ULNA
48. Lunchtime : NOON
49. Arrow : DART
50. Growl : GNAR
51. Movie : FILM
52. Optical component : UVEA
53. Windermere or Godiva : LADY
56. Early British cavalry: Abbr. : YEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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