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New York Times, Thursday, January 27, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,202
Across
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Drags : LUGS
5
Personnel : STAFF
10
British lawmakers : MPS
13
Corn lily : IXIA
14
Lumberjack : HEWER
15
Señor's greeting : HOLA
16
Blanc, for one : MONT
17
Yawny state : ENNUI
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"Lizzie Borden took ___ . . . " : ANAX
19
Associate : BRACKET
21
Bound for : GONETO
23
In various spots : HITHERANDYON
26
Places of confusion : BABELS
29
Politician's quest : VOTES
30
In any way : ATALL
31
Is in accord : JIBES
32
Answer: Abbr. : SOL
35
Queenly name : BESS
36
Styles : MODES
37
Marsh bird : SORA
38
Navy officer: Abbr. : ENS
39
Encrusts : CAKES
40
Military unit : SQUAD
41
French poodle, for one : CHIEN
42
Harshly : DOURLY
43
In various spots : HEREANDTHERE
47
Prepares : EQUIPS
48
U.S. dancer : ASTAIRE
52
Stupid : DUMB
53
Stadium feature : AISLE
56
Kentucky fort : KNOX
57
Vasco da ___ : GAMA
58
___ alia : INTER
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Diminutive ending : ETTE
60
Isle on the Ouse : ELY
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Slightest : LEAST
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Coral and caviar : ROES
Down
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Extension : LIMB
2
Roman wife : UXOR
3
Lollobrigida : GINA
4
Baggage items : SATCHELS
5
Nautical ropes : SHEETS
6
Fraction : TENTH
7
Plant bristle : AWN
8
Pot-au-___ : FEU
9
Warships : FRIGATES
10
Currency : MONEY
11
"Republic" writer : PLATO
12
Englishman : SAXON
15
Crew : HANDS
20
___ Van Kull : KILL
22
Wallet items : ONES
24
Patent : EVIDENT
25
Apparel items : ROBES
26
Inexperienced one : BABE
27
Solar deity : ATEN
28
Kind of drum : BASS
31
Was witty : JOKED
32
Bar order : SOUR
33
Viva voce : ORAL
34
Duke's daughter : LADY
36
Schooner feature : MAINSAIL
37
Near miss : SQUEAKER
39
Bloke : CHAP
40
Ilk : SORT
41
Kapok source : CEIBA
42
Abandon : DESERT
43
Minimize risk : HEDGE
44
Same : EQUAL
45
Card game : RUMMY
46
Forces, as to court : HALES
49
Division word : INTO
50
Surf sound : ROTE
51
Reno leavers : EXES
54
Chemical ending : INE
55
Depot: Abbr. : STA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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