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New York Times, Saturday, February 26, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,232
Across
1. Dreiser's Carrie : SISTER
7. Exonerates : CLEARS
13. Spanish money unit : CENTIMO
14. Revolutionary fighter : REDCOAT
16. Having eight arms : OCTOPOD
17. Counterfeit : IMITATE
18. Great number : SLEW
19. Swarm : TEEM
21. Understood : TACIT
22. Cask : TUN
23. Forest Hills offering : TENNIS
25. Eastern ruler : SHAH
26. Mix up : ADDLE
28. Forum wear : TUNIC
30. French season : ETE
31. Transplants : RESETS
33. Guerrilla : MARAUDER
35. Lacking right of choice : VOICELESS
37. Track-meet man : SPRINTER
40. Conches, etc. : SHELLS
44. Three, in Naples : TRE
45. St. Paul's companion : SILAS
47. Dunce : IDIOT
48. ___ the wrong way : RUBS
50. Hatchet woman : NATION
52. West : MAE
53. Brainstorms : IDEAS
55. Dickens character : NELL
56. Spouse : WIFE
57. Do a customs routine : DECLARE
59. Called upon : VISITED
61. Curtain calls : ENCORES
62. Targets of I.R.S. checks : EVADERS
63. Jumble : TANGLE
64. Returns to the altar : REWEDS
Down
1. Isolate : SECLUDE
2. Means : INTENDS
3. Pack : STOW
4. Hint : TIP
5. Ham it up : EMOTE
6. Guinea pig, for one : RODENT
7. Police quarry : CRIMINAL
8. Space vehicle : LEM
9. Prepare copy : EDIT
10. ___ chairman (serve) : ACTAS
11. Clipped, as a horse's mane : ROACHED
12. Overstuff : SATIATE
13. Share top billing : COSTAR
15. Restraining rope : TETHER
20. Give chapter and verse : ENUMERATE
23. Western mountains : TETONS
24. Progenitors : SIRES
27. Jacob's son : LEVI
29. Convert one's poker chips : CASHIN
32. Certain kind of strike : SITIN
34. Secondhand : USED
36. Village in Georgia : CELANESE
37. Step : STRIDE
38. Judicious : PRUDENT
39. Pocahontas's baptismal name : REBECCA
41. Certain train : LIMITED
42. Slip-on shoes : LOAFERS
43. Derby performers : STEEDS
46. TV horse : SILVER
49. Beauty shop : SALON
51. Martini ingredient : OLIVE
54. Famous puppeteer : SARG
56. Comprehensive : WIDE
58. Electrical unit : REL
60. Lumberjack's gear : SAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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