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New York Times, Monday, March 20, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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1. Sapphire or chamber : STAR
5. Soviet republic : TATAR
10. Implored : PLED
14. Deteriorated, with "out" : WORE
15. Rub out : ERASE
16. City near Passaic, N.J. : LODI
17. Dole : ALMS
18. Lends a hand : HELPS
19. Upolu port : APIA
20. Beethoven symphony : PASTORAL
22. Certain get-togethers : TRYSTS
24. Exam : ORAL
25. Loyal : TRUE
26. Tundralike : BARREN
29. Cornelia's jewels : CHILDREN
33. Century plants : ALOES
34. Candied : GLACE
35. Stage of history : ERA
36. Burden : LOAD
37. Weatherman's concern : FRONT
38. Trim a photo : CROP
39. Goal : END
40. Drudge : SLAVE
41. Drunkard : SOUSE
42. Firm : RESOLUTE
44. French resort : CANNES
45. Former : LATE
46. Shed : MOLT
47. Receive : ACCEPT
50. Effectiveness : LEVERAGE
54. Negri : POLA
55. Classy group : ELITE
57. Rara ___ : AVIS
58. He was: Lat. : ERAT
59. Do a printing job : RESET
60. Futurity entry : COLT
61. Dotted with stars : SEME
62. Time divisions : YEARS
63. "___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
1. Exchange : SWAP
2. Indian weight : TOLA
3. Venus de Milo's lack : ARMS
4. Like some museum art : RESTORED
5. City of Iran : TEHRAN
6. Of a space : AREAL
7. Like some yarns : TALL
8. Snake : ASP
9. Limit : RESTRICT
10. Performed : PLAYED
11. Cuts off : LOPS
12. Do a newsroom job : EDIT
13. Portuguese explorer : DIAS
21. Mineral rocks : ORES
23. Make a decision : RULE
25. Scottish clan chief : THANE
26. Farm implement : BALER
27. Solo : ALONE
28. Turnpikes : ROADS
29. Garlic unit : CLOVE
30. Second showing : RERUN
31. Uneven : EROSE
32. Scruffs : NAPES
34. Rasp : GRATE
37. Like butterflies or sails : FLUTTERY
38. Kind of bridge : CONTRACT
40. Open-handed blow : SLAP
41. Ad subject : SALE
43. Chemical salt : OLEATE
44. Wishes for : COVETS
46. Rhythm : METER
47. Zoo creatures : APES
48. Central part : CORE
49. Half-shell occupant : CLAM
50. "David and ___" : LISA
51. Admit : AVOW
52. River to the Colorado : GILA
53. Approximations: Abbr. : ESTS
56. Civil War name : LEE

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