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New York Times, Tuesday, September 5, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,424

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Garden bloom : ASTER
6. Small barracuda : SPET
10. Mine passage : ADIT
14. Office worker : STENO
15. Lighten : ALLEVIATE
17. Creator of Tess : HARDY
18. One way to buy : MAILORDER
19. Blunder : ERR
20. Deal lightly : TOY
21. Inveterate : SWORN
22. Avian weapons : TALONS
25. Vegetable, for short : BAGA
27. Pour off : DECANT
28. Sweet : HONEYED
31. Western brick : ADOBE
32. Sudden shocks : JOLTS
33. Professional men: Abbr. : DRS
35. Witticisms : MOTS
36. "___ Bulba" : TARAS
37. Insignificant one : SNIP
38. Place : PUT
39. English county : HANTS
40. Fissile rock : SHALE
41. Sandals for Mercury : TALARIA
43. Dessert : TRIFLE
44. Biblical oldster : ENOS
45. Young animal : LIONET
46. George Ade's fable style : SLANG
49. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
50. Red man : REE
52. Old or New : TESTAMENT
55. Kind of pneumonia : LOBAR
57. Cross : INTERSECT
58. Fragrant resin : ELEMI
59. Outing spoiler : RAIN
60. Very, in Rouen : TRES
61. Donne's forte : VERSE
Down
1. Tennis name : ASHE
2. Began : STARTEDOUT
3. Pottery piece : TERRACOTTA
4. Lineman : END
5. "Rob ___" : ROY
6. Aegean island : SAMOS
7. Entertainment : PLAY
8. Ivy Leaguer : ELI
9. Wire: Abbr. : TEL
10. Travel route : AIRWAY
11. Wall section : DADO
12. Road for Tiberius : ITER
13. Gull-like bird : TERN
16. French mountains : VOSGES
20. Powerful stuff : TNT
23. Research locales : LABS
24. Bill : ONE
25. Gauchos' weapons : BOLAS
26. White ___ : ANTS
27. Humid : DAMP
28. Azores port : HORTA
29. "Giant" name : EDNAFERBER
30. Precisionists : DRILLTEAMS
32. Miss Paige : JANIS
34. Graf ___ : SPEE
36. Pacific aroid : TARO
37. Climb in a way : SHIN
39. Airport unit : HANGAR
40. Broadway sign : SRO
42. Of a season : LENTEN
43. Shooting: Fr. : TIR
45. Riga residents : LETTS
46. Activity : STIR
47. Russian river : LENA
48. Italian city : ASTI
49. Formerly : ONCE
51. Great Lake city : ERIE
53. Denver time listing : MST
54. Poetic word : EER
55. Bulgarian coin : LEV
56. Cadiz cheer : OLE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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