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New York Times, Saturday, February 19, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,225
Across
1. Watery mire : SLOSH
6. Roman statesman : CATO
10. Certain G.I.'s : PFCS
14. Maltese weight : PARTO
15. Image : ICON
16. Iranian coin : RIAL
17. Hatchet victim : CHERRYTREE
19. Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
20. Sharp-sighted : ARGUSEYED
21. Item of value : ASSET
22. Peach ___ : MELBA
23. Deck posts : BITTS
24. Bird sound : CAW
27. Farm animal : PIG
28. Town near Milan : LODI
29. Norse name : OLAF
31. Living quarters : RESIDENCE
35. Interpret wrongly : MISREAD
38. Full hostilities : OPENWAR
39. Prepared for opening night : REHEARSED
41. Home of Irish kings : TARA
42. Present month: Abbr. : INST
43. ___-de-Calais : PAS
45. No longer active: Abbr. : RET
46. Tango, for one : DANCE
48. Bodies of Kaffir warriors : IMPIS
51. Heffner and Downs : HUGHS
52. Make systematic : SCIENTIZE
56. "___ boy!" : ATTA
57. " . . . in the hearts of his ___" : COUNTRYMEN
58. Press : IRON
59. Hair line : PART
60. Large antelope : ELAND
61. News agency: Abbr. : SYND
62. Imitates : APES
63. Notes : MEMOS
Down
1. Humane society: Abbr. : SPCA
2. Comedian Bert : LAHR
3. Western state: Abbr. : OREG
4. Play a ukulele : STRUM
5. Useful animal : HORSE
6. Pigeons, e.g. : CITYBIRDS
7. Farm holding : ACREAGE
8. ___ the mark : TOED
9. Number : ONE
10. Taylor or Tyler : PRESIDENT
11. Part of well-known eulogy : FIRSTINWAR
12. U.S.M.A. man : CADET
13. Parts of blinds : SLATS
18. Sharp bark : YELP
21. Home : ABODE
24. Naval officer: Abbr. : COMR
25. Words associated with 17 Across : ALIE
26. Western state : WASHINGTON
28. Leo the ___ : LIP
30. ___ Indian War : FRENCHAND
32. Medicinal candies : SODAMINTS
33. Mind : CARE
34. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
36. Relaxes : EASES
37. Carney : ART
40. Gourmet : EPICURE
44. Small barracuda : SPET
46. Wet nurses, in India : DHAIS
47. Gene : AUTRY
49. Common legal phrase : INREM
50. Fashion : STYLE
52. Soft ___ : SOAP
53. Moslem priest : IMAM
54. First Stoic : ZENO
55. Terminates : ENDS
57. Auditor: Abbr. : CPA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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