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New York Times, Wednesday, March 22, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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G
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O
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W
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,257
Across
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Player's game : GOLF
5
Kind of transit : RAPID
10
Tension easer : REST
14
Slangy suffix : EROO
15
Suppress : ELIDE
16
Winged : ALAR
17
Western city : RENO
18
TV group : PANEL
19
Art style : DADA
20
Women's libber : MSGLORIASTEINEM
23
Wallach : ELI
24
Mineral lubricant : TALC
25
On the patio : ALFRESCO
30
Some sizes : SMALLS
34
Kill, as a dragon : SLAY
35
"A" in communications : ALFA
37
Poet-Nobelist : ELIOT
38
Mehitabel, e.g. : CAT
39
Butcher's utensil : CLEAVER
41
Compete : VIE
42
Midwestern city : OMAHA
44
VHF or UHF: Abbr. : FREQ
45
Wallendas' need : WIRE
46
Ancient money : TALENT
48
Role of 20 Across : CRUSADER
50
Mrs. Helmer : NORA
52
Atmosphere: Prefix : AER
53
Woman lobber : EVONNEGOOLAGONG
61
Gainer : DIVE
62
Halos : NIMBI
63
Sea in U.S.S.R. : ARAL
64
Polish river : ODER
65
Ship's rope holder : CLEAT
66
Garden puzzle : MAZE
67
Pickford or Martin : MARY
68
Youngman : HENNY
69
French writer Faure : ELIE
Down
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Source : GERM
2
Minerals : ORES
3
Southern Senator : LONG
4
Silliness : FOOLERY
5
Eye for an eye, e.g. : REPRISAL
6
Jai ___ : ALAI
7
"___ rose on me" : PINA
8
What i.e. stands for : IDEST
9
River deposits : DELTAS
10
Extreme : RADICAL
11
Dash : ELAN
12
Marquis de ___ : SADE
13
Mine cart : TRAM
21
Spanish rah : OLE
22
Gantry : ELMER
25
English course : ASCOT
26
Woolly beast : LLAMA
27
Calamitous : FATAL
28
Music sign : CLEF
29
Joan ___ : OFARC
31
Color of rage : LIVID
32
French river : LOIRE
33
Guide : STEER
36
Declare : AVER
39
Catalogue of saints : CANON
40
Goal of 20 Across : EQUALITY
43
Home of some females : HENNERY
45
Military exercise : WARGAME
47
W.W. I line : TRENCH
49
Big wave : SEA
51
Nimble : AGILE
53
Esau's other name : EDOM
54
Baseball's Blue : VIDA
55
Extra : OVER
56
Augury : OMEN
57
Scottish resort : OBAN
58
Spoken : ORAL
59
Hess or Goering : NAZI
60
Joy : GLEE

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

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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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