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New York Times, Friday, September 8, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,427

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Coliseum eleven : RAMS
5. G.B. : SHAW
9. Donizetti girl : LUCIA
14. Balance sheet: Abbr. : ACCT
15. Chronicle : SAGA
16. Babylonian abode of dead : ARALU
17. J.B. : PRIESTLEY
19. Sent a message : WIRED
20. Belief : TENET
21. Jot down : ENTER
23. Drink : ADE
24. Commercial term : TRET
26. Impend : THREATEN
28. Big name at Shea : MAYS
30. ___ shine : RISEAND
32. Miscompute : ERR
33. Mew : PEN
34. Jinks and Ahab: Abbr. : CAPTS
38. Without end : AGELESS
40. Ravage : OVERRUN
42. Recruit's negative : NOSIR
43. Common verb : WAS
44. Nigerian tribesman : IBO
45. Flunkies : MENIALS
49. Fricassee : STEW
50. A.J. : LIEBLING
53. Leif's father : ERIC
55. Direction: Abbr. : ENE
56. H.H. : MUNRO
58. Tip the chapeau : UNHAT
61. "If I ___ bell . . . " : WEREA
63. J.D. et al. : SALINGERS
65. Texas county : IRION
66. Neisse's colleague : ODER
67. Stromboli's cousin : ETNA
68. Tommies' hardware : STENS
69. Part of a yard : FOOT
70. Headline : STAR
Down
1. Absorbed : RAPT
2. Field : ACRE
3. O.O. et al. : MCINTYRES
4. Acts as a shill : STEERS
5. Superjet : SST
6. Hearty's associate : HALE
7. Stand-ins : AGENTS
8. "That's the ___ ball bounces" : WAYTHE
9. D.H. et al. : LAWRENCES
10. Swiss canton : URI
11. Gem weight : CARAT
12. ___ France : ILEDE
13. W.H. : AUDEN
18. Bernadette, e.g. : STE
22. Age : ERA
25. Very, in Paris : TRES
27. Jewish month : ADAR
28. Stand for : MEAN
29. Jason's ship : ARGO
31. Occupants of office : INS
33. S.J. et al. : PERELMANS
35. V.S. : PRITCHETT
36. London subway : TUBE
37. C.P. : SNOW
39. Tree part : LIMB
40. Screech, for example : OWL
41. Decorative piece : VASE
46. Thai measure : NIU
47. England's ___ Court : INNSOF
48. Colombian town : AGRADO
49. Burns slightly : SINGES
50. C.S. : LEWIS
51. Motionless : INERT
52. Spooky : EERIE
54. Be a candidate : RUN
57. Spread : OLEO
59. Buffalo of India : ARNA
60. Despot : TSAR
62. Long time : EON
64. N.Y. subway : IRT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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