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New York Times, Tuesday, February 29, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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S
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I
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P
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A
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M
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H
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J
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B
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,235
Across
1
Rail siding : SPUR
5
Smokers : STAGS
10
Scoria : SLAG
14
Bacteriologist's wire : OESE
15
Set aside : TABLE
16
Lofty : TALL
17
Do a slow burn : FRET
18
Of a region : AREAL
19
"Ave Maria," for one : ARIA
20
Villain in Bond movie : AURICGOLDFINGER
23
Hints : CUES
24
Locale : SCENE
25
Misbehave : ACTUP
28
Trade word for non-affiliated producer : INDIE
31
Famed comedian : PHILSILVERS
34
June beetle : DOR
37
Faction : SIDE
38
"Twelfth Night" heroine : VIOLA
39
Dickens lass : DORA
40
Season after printemps : ETE
41
Famed songstress : PEARLBAILEY
43
Young girl : MISSY
44
German city : HALLE
45
Airport section : APRON
48
Essential part : MEAT
50
Famed U.S. playboy : DIAMONDJIMBRADY
57
English sand hill : DENE
58
Univ. of Maine site : ORONO
59
Willow genus : ITEA
60
___ jacket : ETON
61
Relish : SAVOR
62
Weevil's target : BOLL
63
Bombast : RANT
64
Corundum : EMERY
65
Fencing foil : EPEE
Down
1
Love seat : SOFA
2
City in Indiana : PERU
3
Consumer : USER
4
Small handbag : RETICULE
5
Phase : STAGE
6
Pacific plants : TAROS
7
Variety's Green : ABEL
8
Joyous : GLAD
9
One's nature : SELF
10
Golfer's concern : STANCE
11
Extensive : LARGE
12
Prospective citizen : ALIEN
13
Garishness : GLARE
21
Trophies : CUPS
22
Egyptian deity : ISIS
25
Church part : APSE
26
Voucher : CHIT
27
Current : TIDE
28
Scrimshaw material : IVORY
29
Little ___ : NELL
30
Cheerless : DRAB
32
Folksinger-actor : IVES
33
Geological epoch : LIAS
34
Plaything : DOLL
35
Russian city : OREL
36
Comedienne Martha : RAYE
39
Bitter speech : DIATRIBE
41
Evergreen: Sp. : PINO
42
Gregory Peck role : AHAB
43
Consequence : MOMENT
45
Snake : ADDER
46
Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
47
Talked at length : RANON
48
Insignificant : MINOR
49
Univ. in Georgia : EMORY
51
Nuzzle : NOSE
52
Unit of weight : DRAM
53
"By ___!" : JOVE
54
On : ATOP
55
Stet's relative : DELE
56
"Boola Boola" stronghold : YALE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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