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New York Times, Monday, February 28, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { B J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Coddle : PAMPER
7. Probate court's concern : ESTATE
13. Operate a jet : AVIATE
14. Of a singing group : CHORAL
15. Interpret tarot cards : PREDICT
16. Quibbled : HAGGLED
18. Navigation device : LORAN
19. River, in Spain : RIO
21. Unravel : SOLVE
22. "___! poor Yorick" : ALAS
23. Dips : LADES
25. Undiluted : NEAT
26. Two-year-old sheep : TEG
27. Withdrew : SECEDED
29. Holy woman: Abbr. : STE
30. Toothless : EDENTATE
32. Kind of bug : LITTER
34. Dolts : OAFS
35. French dream : REVE
36. Metrical foot : DACTYL
39. Regressing : DECADENT
43. Long, long ___ : AGO
44. Intersecting lines : SECANTS
46. Meadow : LEA
47. Hawaii's earlier status: Abbr. : TERR
49. Prongs : TINES
50. Lawmaking bodies: Abbr. : LEGS
51. Presbyter : ELDER
53. Fresh : NEW
54. Narratives : SAGAS
55. Cul-de-sac : DEADEND
57. Plastic for records : ACETATE
59. Posture : STANCE
60. Of gulls : LARINE
61. Kind of citizen : SENIOR
62. Inclines : SLANTS
Down
1. Freed in a way : PAROLED
2. Mean : AVERAGE
3. Rich man : MIDAS
4. French bread : PAIN
5. Common Latin abbr. : ETC
6. Moves, as landing gear : RETRACTS
7. Signaled a card holding : ECHOED
8. Asian sheep : SHA
9. Clothes : TOGS
10. Inert gas : ARGON
11. Like the twin towers of N.Y. : TALLEST
12. Promote : ELEVATE
15. Kind of glass : PLATE
17. Dissuade : DETER
20. ___ fixe : IDEE
23. Tract : LEAFLET
24. Opts : SELECTS
27. Restrains : STAYS
28. Prima donnas : DIVAS
31. "___ on your life!" : NOT
33. Spread hay : TED
35. Some subscriptions : RENEWALS
36. Passé : DATED
37. Eternal : AGELESS
38. Heart-shaped : CORDATE
39. Native of Odense : DANE
40. Courtly : ELEGANT
41. Nullifies : NEGATES
42. French cup : TASSE
45. Kind of block : CINDER
48. Fortification : REDAN
50. Cicero's tongue : LATIN
52. Italian painter : RENI
54. Animal fluids : SERA
56. Army man: Abbr. : NCO
58. Presidential nickname : CAL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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