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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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© 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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