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New York Times, Wednesday, February 23, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,229
Across Down
1. Innkeeper : HOST
5. Grain mush : KASHA
10. McKuen et al. : RODS
14. Jewish month : ADAR
15. Berlin's ___ den Linden : UNTER
16. Mideast land: Var. : IRAK
17. Russian river : LENA
18. Northern natives : LAPPS
19. Household V.I.P. : MAMA
20. Opera, with "La" : TRAVIATA
22. I.Q. test pioneer : BINET
23. Land formation : NECK
24. Prodding : URGING
27. Novelists' concerns : TITLES
29. More suspicious : LEERIER
31. Century plants : ALOES
32. Defile : SMEAR
33. Ill-wisher : FOE
35. Covering : RIND
36. Moonshine fixture : STILL
37. Campus org. : FRAT
38. Asian people: Var. : TAI
39. Diving birds : LOONS
40. Italian city : SIENA
41. Fireplace piece : DOGIRON
43. Least sullied : PUREST
44. Philippic : TIRADE
45. Beverages : ALES
46. Tiny cell : AMEBA
48. Pompous person : STRUTTER
52. ___ Coburg : SAXE
53. Uncouth ones : BOORS
55. Siamese king : RAMA
56. Culture medium : AGAR
57. Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
58. Expectant : ATIP
59. "A ___ in the Dark" : KISS
60. Sport groups : TEAMS
61. Impudent : PERT
1. Military command : HALT
2. European river : ODER
3. Southwest locale : SANANTONIOTEXAS
4. Saw the country : TRAVELED
5. Russian peasants : KULAKS
6. Med. course : ANAT
7. Midwest locale : STPAULMINNESOTA
8. Wise to : HEP
9. "___ longa . . . " : ARS
10. Adriatic port : RIMINI
11. African locale : ORANGEFREESTATE
12. Edith Evans, e.g. : DAME
13. Card game : SKAT
21. Desserts : ICES
22. Whirring sound : BIRR
25. Dances : REELS
26. Of the earth : GEAL
27. Pastry item : TART
28. Ancient classic : ILIAD
30. Certain horses : ROANS
32. ___ pat (got stubborn) : STOOD
34. Coup d'___ : ETAT
36. American rail : SORA
37. Slum sight : FIRETRAP
39. Money in Bari : LIRA
40. Pacific sea : SULU
42. Taunters : GIBERS
43. Does a grammar chore : PARSES
46. Tropical tree : ASAK
47. "The Gift of the ___" : MAGI
49. Spruce : TRIM
50. Eastern notable : EMIR
51. Lost in delight : RAPT
53. Stick : BAT
54. Iron ___ : ORE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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