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New York Times, Monday, February 21, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,227
Across
1. Hooking a fish : GAFFING
8. Puppeteer Baird : BIL
11. State: Abbr. : FLA
14. Sidestepper : AVOIDER
15. Consolidated : UNIFIED
17. Strangle : GARROTE
18. Kind of glass : STAINED
19. Gaulish god of vegetation : ESUS
20. Golf area : TEE
22. Timetable abbr. : ARR
23. Site of a well-known home : MTVERNON
26. Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
30. Wide neckties, for one : FAD
31. Failure : DUD
32. All, in France : TOUS
33. Spent : ALLIN
36. Other glove : MATE
37. Certain dogs : PUGS
38. Well-known pair : GEORGEANDMARTHA
41. Fabulous birds : ROCS
42. Printing term : LOGO
43. Peevish : TESTY
44. Med. study : ANAT
45. Poetic word : ERE
46. Call for help : SOS
47. Win acceptance : SELL
48. Historic state : VIRGINIA
51. Nabokov book : ADA
53. Prosecute : SUE
54. Pack of cards : DECK
57. Formal order : MANDATE
61. Actress Winwood : ESTELLE
63. English airport : CROYDON
64. Steamer of old auto days : STANLEY
65. Hockey team : SIX
66. Neighbor of Uru. : ARG
67. Waterfront art works : TATTOOS
Down
1. Variety of plum : GAGE
2. Miss Gardner and others : AVAS
3. Tribunal : FORUM
4. Words for half of 38 Across : FIRSTFIRSTLADY
5. Marriage phrase : IDO
6. Profited : NETTED
7. Garson : GREER
8. City transit : BUS
9. On a bicycle for two : INTANDEM
10. Fibber : LIAR
11. Fish part : FIN
12. Famous stripper : LEE
13. Find the sum : ADD
16. Words for half of 38 Across : FIRSTPRESIDENT
21. Imperils : ENDANGERS
24. Nautical rope : VANG
25. Surpass : OUTDO
27. Oafs : LOUTS
28. "You ___ to know better" : OUGHT
29. Attempt : ESSAY
33. Indian carpets : AGRAS
34. Sierra ___ : LEONE
35. Kind of anesthetic : LOCAL
36. Polynesian : MAORI
39. High-rise need : ELEVATOR
40. Sun disc : ATON
46. Nap : SIESTA
49. Poet Edgar : GUEST
50. Harpy : AELLO
52. Art school : DADA
55. Egyptian charmer : CLEO
56. Openers : KEYS
57. Showmen: Abbr. : MCS
58. Onassis : ARI
59. Goddess of night : NOX
60. Siamese twin : ENG
62. Make edging : TAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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