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New York Times, Friday, March 24, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,259
Across Down
1. Monastery head : ABBOT
6. Urban transit lines : ELS
9. Ranges over : ROAMS
14. Passing infatuation : CRUSH
15. Calorie counter's concern : BUTTERFAT
17. Recurring rhythm : METER
18. Sight of 1930's : BREADLINE
19. Consume : EAT
20. Newspaper addition : INSERT
22. Irish Gaelic : ERSE
23. Seek laboriously : DELVE
25. ___ out of it : SNAP
27. Electric ___ : EEL
28. Roadways : STREETS
30. Deplorable : SAD
32. North: Prefix : ARCT
33. Over the ___ : HILL
36. Religious leader : RABBI
40. Fry : SAUTE
42. Sticky substance : GOO
43. Pancake coating: Var. : SIRUP
44. Excessively: Prefix : HYPER
45. Stringed instrument : HARP
47. Snares : NETS
48. Tear : RIP
50. Prescribe : DICTATE
52. Pronoun : HIM
55. Large waves : SEAS
58. Warren Beatty role : CLYDE
59. Burden : ONUS
61. Trembling : ASHAKE
63. Favoring : PRO
65. Flatters prior to a touch : BUTTERSUP
67. "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
69. Lacking the wherewithal : BREADLESS
70. Incurred, as debts : RANUP
71. Yellow iris : SEDGE
72. Article : THE
73. Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
1. Height : ACME
2. Cafeteria-counter item : BREADTRAY
3. Colorful spring flower : BUTTERCUP
4. Sugar: Suffix : OSE
5. Flourish : THRIVE
6. Declines : EBBS
7. Decoys : LURES
8. Austere : STERN
9. See ___ : RED
10. Heraldic border : ORLE
11. Flaming : AFIRE
12. Clergyman's residence : MANSE
13. Knife blade : STEEL
16. Informal good-bys : TATAS
21. European country: Abbr. : NETH
24. Missive : LETTER
26. Averages : PARS
28. Casement : SASH
29. Lament : SIGH
31. Nice : DAINTY
34. Mauna ___ : LOA
35. Nobleman : LORD
37. Bakery containers : BREADPANS
38. Tree bearing edible seeds : BUTTERNUT
39. ___ dixit : IPSE
41. Greek goddess : ERIS
46. Choose : PICK
49. Subject of Steinbeck story : PEARL
51. Absolves : CLEARS
52. Mr. ___ (Jimmy Stewart role) : HOBBS
53. Accustom : INURE
54. Toned down : MUTED
56. Resource : ASSET
57. Be silent! : SHUSH
60. Red deer : STAG
62. Building projection : APSE
64. Cry of dismay : OOPS
66. Dutch town : EDE
68. Dennis or Doris : DAY

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