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New York Times, Saturday, March 25, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,260
Across Down
1. New York's Maiden : LANE
5. European region : RUHR
9. Yarn : STORY
14. Bakery hand : ICER
15. Eastern ox : ANOA
16. Gourds : PEPOS
17. Space-saver for data filing : MICROFILM
19. Growing out : ENATE
20. Petition : ASK
21. Nuclear device : ATOMSMASHER
23. Sweetsop : ATES
24. Norse coin : ORE
25. Penny : COPPER
28. Canter : LOPE
30. Taste : SIP
33. Bis : AGAIN
34. Certain hospital ward : MATERNITY
36. Latvian city : RIGA
37. Palatable : SAPID
38. Rare thing, in London : ONER
39. Crusading : EVANGELIC
41. Roman robes : TOGAE
42. Study : DEN
43. Kiln : OVEN
44. James of TV : ARNESS
45. Owing : DUE
46. Word of regret : ALAS
47. Exceeding the average : SUPERNORMAL
52. Biddy : HEN
55. Troy, to a Roman : ILIUM
56. Diver : SUBMARINE
58. Kind of corporal : LANCE
59. Exchange premium : AGIO
60. Italian river : ARNO
61. Assault : ONSET
62. Lab animals : RATS
63. Heraldic fur : PEAN
1. S.A. city : LIMA
2. Galatea's beloved : ACIS
3. Swan's pride : NECK
4. Stray : ERR
5. Beam : RAFTER
6. Mussels : UNIOS
7. River islet : HOLM
8. Thrusts into : RAMS
9. Certain fisherman : SPEARER
10. On edge : TENSE
11. Bright fish : OPAH
12. Sportscaster Kyle : ROTE
13. Belgian river : YSER
18. Avenaceous : OATEN
22. Brooded : MOPED
23. Of bees : APIAN
25. Looked out for : CARED
26. Pointed arch : OGIVE
27. Heathen : PAGAN
28. Coat fur : LAPIN
29. Auricular : OTIC
30. Hair treatment : SINGE
31. Willows : ITEAS
32. Ritual heaps : PYRES
34. Maldive capital : MALE
35. Day times : NOONS
37. ___ ages of man : SEVEN
40. Menu expert : GOURMET
41. Singing syllables : TRALA
44. Aspens : ALAMOS
45. Dice throw : DEUCE
46. Scope : AMBIT
47. Farm structure : SILO
48. ___ Bator : ULAN
49. Affixes : PINS
50. Gravel ridges : OSAR
51. Wrinkle : RUGA
52. Engage : HIRE
53. Sicilian city : ENNA
54. Gaseous element : NEON
57. Criticize : RAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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