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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
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New York's Maiden : LANE
5
European region : RUHR
9
Yarn : STORY
14
Bakery hand : ICER
15
Eastern ox : ANOA
16
Gourds : PEPOS
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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
Down
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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