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New York Times, Saturday, March 11, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F V W Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,246
Across
1. Scanty : SLIM
5. Texas fort : ALAMO
10. Child's word : MAMA
14. Code word for L : LIMA
15. Moslem coin : DINAR
16. Adjective suffix : ICAL
17. Gravel ridges : OSAR
18. Executive quality : LEADERSHIP
20. Nevada activity : GAMBLING
22. Homeric hero : AENEAS
23. Women's ___ : LIB
24. Ham's medium : RADIO
26. Mab or Maud : QUEEN
29. Binge : JAG
30. Affected smile : SMIRK
34. German city : ULM
35. Glaze : ENAMEL
38. Vanity case : ETUI
39. Vast : OCEANIC
41. Most stingy : NEAREST
43. Manage : TEND
44. Winter athlete : SKATER
46. Encountered : MET
47. Passion : ARDOR
49. Abstract being : ENS
50. Untidy : MESSY
52. Trivial : PETTY
54. Duck genus : AEX
55. Rag : TATTER
58. Microorganisms : BACTERIA
63. Fails : STRIKESOUT
65. Obey : MIND
66. Mars: Prefix : AREO
67. Push slightly : NUDGE
68. Trudge : PLOD
69. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
70. Trifled : TOYED
71. Some bills : TENS
Down
1. Walk heavily : SLOG
2. Louvre name : LISA
3. Mosque priest : IMAM
4. Type of cake : MARBLE
5. Improvise : ADLIB
6. Property charge : LIEN
7. Reorganized word : ANAGRAM
8. Carroll's hatter : MAD
9. Mountain nymph : OREAD
10. Error in designation : MISNOMER
11. Yearn : ACHE
12. Crab genus : MAIA
13. Gran Paradiso's range : ALPS
19. Old Brazilian money : REIS
21. Fabric : LINEN
25. Proxies : AGENTS
26. Share : QUOTA
27. Executive hazard : ULCER
28. Correct : EMEND
29. Potato skin : JACKET
31. Details : ITEMS
32. Tricks : RUSES
33. Card-game pot : KITTY
36. Yugoslav city : NIS
37. Light-Horse Harry : LEE
40. Espousal : ADOPTION
42. Medieval helmet : ARMET
45. "Has ___ here seen . . . ?" : ANYBODY
48. Fume : REEK
51. Tax-loophole word : EXEMPT
53. English river : TRENT
54. Served : ACTED
55. Peter, e.g. : TSAR
56. Italian town : ATRI
57. Family ___ : TREE
59. German eye : AUGE
60. Miff : RILE
61. Sharing : INON
62. Totals : ADDS
64. ___ loco (in one's own place) : SUO

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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