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New York Times, Thursday, March 23, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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R
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C
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C
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A
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N
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G
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G
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O
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P
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S
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T
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C
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O
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W
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P
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D
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,258
Across
1
Clean a pipe : REAM
5
Bearer of a great burden : ATLAS
10
Scottish hillside : BRAE
14
Dies ___ : IRAE
15
Gary or Grace : MOORE
16
Marsh bird : RAIL
17
New Mexico sight : CARLSBADCAVERNS
20
Compass point : ESE
21
Drift : TIDE
22
Egg-shaped : OVATE
23
Mutuel concerns : BETS
24
Competent : ABLE
26
Long-legged birds : STILTS
29
Resilient : ELASTIC
32
Prefix for nautics : AERO
33
Home catch-all area : ATTIC
34
Beverage : NOG
36
Montana park : GLACIERNATIONAL
40
High in pitch : ALT
41
Sky spectral type : NSTAR
42
Brazilian soccer ace : PELE
43
Furniture pieces : SETTEES
45
Unrefined : COARSE
47
Bakery product : ROLL
48
Earth : SOIL
49
Ledger entry : DEBIT
52
Stagnant pond surface : SCUM
53
___ Alamos : LOS
56
Home of Old Faithful : YELLOWSTONEPARK
60
Jewish month : ELUL
61
Bumbling : INEPT
62
Gudrun's husband : ATLI
63
Farm crops : RYES
64
Does office work : TYPES
65
Tunisian rulers : DEYS
Down
1
Eastern staple : RICE
2
Time divisions : ERAS
3
Swiss river : AARE
4
Brooks or Allen : MEL
5
Circuits : AMBITS
6
Tree and horned : TOADS
7
Ore deposit : LODE
8
Kind of light : ARC
9
One of seven : SEA
10
Limited military promotion : BREVET
11
Infrequent, to Cicero : RARA
12
"___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
13
Otherwise : ELSE
18
Printing word : STET
19
People of ancient Italy : VOLSCI
23
Political group : BLOC
24
Constellation Ara : ALTAR
25
Lure : BAIT
26
Long account : SAGA
27
Blabs : TELLS
28
Upset : IRATE
29
Heating vessels : ETNAS
30
Kind of circle : INNER
31
Newcastle's non-need : COALS
33
Russian union : ARTEL
35
Hilarity : GLEE
37
Entirely : INTOTO
38
Donkey, in Munich : ESEL
39
Gem : OPAL
44
Emulates a canary : TRILLS
45
Noblemen : COUNTS
46
Old word for alas : OIME
48
Extent : SCOPE
49
Cloth worker : DYER
50
Slippery : EELY
51
Monday, e.g. : BLUE
52
Short distance : STEP
53
Former : LATE
54
Paris airport : ORLY
55
Sports equipment : SKIS
57
Its soul is brevity : WIT
58
Curve of a ship plank : SNY
59
Cushion : PAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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