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New York Times, Saturday, March 18, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,253
Across Down
1. Arno specialty : CARTOON
8. Maine specialty : LOBSTER
15. Manage : OPERATE
16. Former : ONETIME
17. "Don't ___ a word of this" : BREATHE
18. Special dress : REGALIA
19. Lean on : RELY
20. Creeps slowly : EDGES
22. Dickens child : NELL
23. Donkey : ASS
24. Distributed : ALLOTTED
26. Artists' boards : PALETTES
27. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
30. Playwright George : AXELROD
33. Clothing : APPAREL
35. ___-comic : SERIO
36. Shade of green : OLIVE
37. Notches : INDENTS
40. Decorated, as with nail heads : STUDDED
42. ___ tee (exactly) : TOA
43. Excessive use of letter "I" : IOTACISM
45. Crystalline compound : ACRIDINE
46. Commercials : ADS
49. Street gamin : ARAB
52. Rapidity : SPEED
53. Vital principle : SOUL
54. From head to foot : CAPAPIE
56. "That will ___" : NEVERDO
58. Steady depletion : EROSION
59. Makes a new thing : CREATES
60. Sign of guilt : REDHAND
61. Very narrow margin of victory : EYELASH
1. Hooded or king : COBRA
2. Word from Louis XV : APRES
3. Rods' partners : REELS
4. Service plate : TRAY
5. Grain : OAT
6. Moor of Venice : OTHELLO
7. Teased : NEEDLED
8. Miss Young : LORETTA
9. Dance : ONESTEP
10. Panhandle : BEG
11. Endure : STAND
12. Flooring : TILE
13. Ludwig : EMIL
14. True : REAL
21. Obtained : GOT
24. Of a Mormon order : AARONIC
25. Take up the cause of : ESPOUSE
26. Ballet step : PLIE
27. Like a desert : ARID
28. Granular snow : NEVE
29. Bob or dog : SLED
30. ___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
31. Strange: Prefix : XENO
32. Earth goddess : ERDA
34. City official: Abbr. : ALDM
38. Act of twisting : TORSION
39. Salary : STIPEND
40. Physics or chemistry : SCIENCE
41. Flammable : TINDERY
44. Author of "Fables in Slang" : ADE
45. Embarrass : ABASH
46. Blood trunk : AORTA
47. Certain ranch visitors : DUDES
48. Splash around : SLOSH
49. Sharp, to Cicero : ACER
50. Exceptional : RARE
51. Footless animal : APOD
53. Make fast : SEAL
55. ___ mater : PIA
57. Churchill's gesture : VEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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