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New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 39-Across is as it appeared, with "Triste," but this should have been "Trieste."

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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,539

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Children's seats : LAPS
5. Some go for it : BROKE
10. Keep repeating, with "on" : HARP
14. Zone : AREA
15. Ward off : REPEL
16. Suits to ___ : ATEE
17. Steel-to-be : IRON
18. The end : OMEGA
19. Record : NOTE
20. His sweater is popular : CARDIGAN
22. His name is hypnotic : MESMER
24. Cloak : WRAP
25. Broz : TITO
26. Robin Hood's Maid : MARIAN
29. System of tribal division : TOTEMISM
33. In readiness : ONICE
34. Whales : CETES
35. Shelter : LEE
36. Cloud: Prefix : NEPH
37. Peers : GAPES
38. Twining stem : BINE
39. Three, in Triste : TRE
40. Zodiac sign : ARIES
41. Sow : PLANT
42. Like pioneers' clothes : HANDMADE
44. As ___ gold : GOODAS
45. Jot : IOTA
46. Nimbus : HALO
47. His name is current : AMPERE
50. His sleepers are vanishing : PULLMANS
54. Deer : ROES
55. Violin aperture : FHOLE
57. Relative of etc. : ETAL
58. Not literal : FREE
59. Lancer : UHLAN
60. Tabula ___ : RASA
61. Hawk : SELL
62. Tibet's capital : LHASA
63. Take a ___ at : STAB
Down
1. Secular : LAIC
2. Irish expletive : ARRA
3. Worse: Sp. : PEOR
4. He paved the hero's way : SANDWICH
5. Stout shoe : BROGAN
6. Chart anew : REMAP
7. Start the bidding : OPEN
8. Beer holder : KEG
9. Ancient Asians : ELAMITES
10. His cabs were good-looking : HANSOM
11. Tiny bit : ATOM
12. Network : RETE
13. Equal : PEER
21. Dies ___ : IRAE
23. French seasons : ETES
25. Lugs : TOTES
26. June, for one : MONTH
27. End of ___ : ANERA
28. Mature : RIPEN
29. Indian's castle : TEPEE
30. Epic : ILIAD
31. Medicinal plant : SENNA
32. Encounters : MEETS
34. Tumble, in Toledo : CAIDA
37. Appreciative : GRATEFUL
38. Her pants were shocking : BLOOMERS
40. Cupid : AMOR
41. Census : POLL
43. His engine is useful : DIESEL
44. Lead ore : GALENA
46. Hilo dances : HULAS
47. Sandy's responses : ARFS
48. Greater : MORE
49. His namesakes are bobbies : PEEL
50. Vamp Negri : POLA
51. Rat-___ : ATAT
52. Apollo's sponsor : NASA
53. Chunk : SLAB
56. Ex-V.P.'s monogram : HHH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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