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New York Times, Thursday, March 30, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,265
Across
1. Arbiter: Abbr. : REF
4. Lindens : TEILS
9. Roughens : CHAPS
14. Pipe curve : ELL
15. Kind of nerve or angle : OPTIC
16. Sun: Prefix : HELIO
17. Pacific native : ABO
18. Bible book : MICAH
19. Corroded : EATEN
20. Te ___ : DEUM
22. Vermillion shades : CHROMEREDS
24. Settle up : REPAY
26. End one : LAST
27. Charitable shelter : SPITAL
29. Goatees et al. : FACEHAIR
33. Looked over before a heist : CASED
34. Laughs: Fr. : RIRES
35. Compass reading : NNE
36. Eur. area : RUHR
37. Secures : SEALS
38. Fever : AGUE
39. Drink : ALE
40. Censure : DECRY
41. Innuendos : SLURS
42. Some shadow-makers : MASCARAS
44. Port of Kerry : TRALEE
45. ___ of tea : ASIP
46. Fare in Milan : PASTA
47. Bumpkin : CLODHOPPER
51. Periods : ERAS
54. Star of "M" : LORRE
55. Give joy : ELATE
57. N.Y. subway : IRT
58. Presbyter : ELDER
59. Indy 500 entry : RACER
60. Golf need : TEE
61. At ___ for words : ALOSS
62. Cubic measure : STERE
63. Tuber : YAM
Down
1. Infer : READ
2. River to North Sea : ELBE
3. Curlicues : FLOURISHES
4. Piper's son : TOM
5. Like some poetry : EPICAL
6. Eager : ITCHY
7. Deceiver : LIAR
8. Bookish : SCHOLARLY
9. Some spreads : CHEESES
10. Fireside : HEARTH
11. Old one: Ger. : ALTE
12. ___-à-terre : PIED
13. Heirs : SONS
21. Rhythm : METER
23. Symbols of office : MACES
25. Cushion : PAD
27. Get out! : SCRAM
28. Santa ___ : PAULA
29. Prices: Scot. : FIARS
30. Gauntness : ANGULARITY
31. Toughen : INURE
32. Dodger star : REESE
34. People giving summaries : RECAPPERS
37. ___-comic : SERIO
38. Winged : ALATE
40. Churn parts : DASHERS
41. Classmen: Abbr. : SRS
43. Key groups : CADRES
44. More sour : TARTER
46. Treaty objective : PEACE
47. Girl's name : CLEA
48. Lounge : LOLL
49. Church calendar : ORDO
50. Land map : PLAT
52. Tract : AREA
53. Stalk : STEM
56. Sooner than : ERE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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