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New York Times, Tuesday, March 14, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,249
Across
1. Tints : HUES
5. Pro ___ : RATA
9. Withers : FADES
14. Good as ever : UNSPOILED
16. Aspiring actor's need : AGENT
17. Give a bum steer : MISINFORM
18. Gambling game : MONTE
19. Cubic meter : STERE
20. Novel by Rousseau : EMILE
22. Baste : SEW
23. Curve : ESS
25. Come-on ads : TEASERS
27. Certain merchant : RETAILER
32. Picnic pest : ANT
33. Prefix for therm or tope : ISO
34. Goose eggs : ZEROS
36. Shows affection : DOTES
40. Without thinking twice : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
43. Bundle : SHEAF
44. Office worker : STENO
45. Macaw : ARA
46. Edge : LIP
48. In a hush-hush way : SECRETLY
50. Zealous : DEVOTED
54. Greek letter : ETA
55. Wing : ALA
56. Mall unit : STORE
59. Kind of renewal : URBAN
63. Cather : WILLA
65. Having a good memory : RETENTIVE
67. Unusual : NOVEL
68. Waxes : INCREASES
69. Strengthen : STEEL
70. German botanist : COHN
71. Exploit : GEST
Down
1. Drones : HUMS
2. Kind of convention rule : UNIT
3. Common Latin word : ESSE
4. Garden shrub : SPIREA
5. Yugoslav measure : RIF
6. African lily : ALOE
7. Duration : TERM
8. Acknowledge : ADMIT
9. Aspirations : FAMEANDFORTUNE
10. Since : AGO
11. Compact : DENSE
12. Record : ENTER
13. Dinner standbys for budgeters : STEWS
15. Words in stretch-sock ads : ONESIZEFITSALL
21. Meadow : LEA
24. Vehicle : SLED
26. Portico : STOA
27. Inlets : RIAS
28. Baltic land: Abbr. : ESTH
29. Kind of bag : TOTE
30. Strays : ERRS
31. Cheers : ROOTS
35. Graf ___ : SPEE
37. Pronoun : THAT
38. Mystery-writer Biggers : EARL
39. Detain : STAY
41. Nimbus : HALO
42. ___ and for all : ONCE
47. Favorite : PET
49. Animal label : EARTAG
50. Breaks, as day : DAWNS
51. "Waste Land" poet : ELIOT
52. Flow regulator : VALVE
53. Architectural order : DORIC
57. Western city : RENO
58. Engrave : ETCH
60. Cold wind of Europe : BISE
61. Birds, as a class : AVES
62. Snug retreat : NEST
64. Shelter : LEE
66. Sea eagle : ERN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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