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New York Times, Wednesday, April 19, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,285
Across
1. Envelope part : FLAP
5. Fruit : LIME
9. Hats : SAILORS
12. Obtrusive : BLATANT
15. Forever ___ : ANDADAY
16. Apples : RUSSETS
17. Stripling : LAD
18. Hoary : ANCIENT
20. Postwar agency : WRA
21. Sweetsop : ATES
23. Now : TODAY
24. River dam : WEIR
25. Pickles : DILLS
27. Become careless : NOD
28. Foundations : BASES
29. Vises : CLAMPS
31. Water birds : STILTS
33. Negative vote : NAY
34. Bullfinch: Var. : OLP
35. Merry one : ANDREW
38. Jargons : ARGOTS
41. Precipitation : SLEET
42. Hebrew measure : HIN
44. Israeli port : ELATH
46. Fabricator : LIAR
47. Buddhist monk : BONZE
49. Spanish river : EBRO
50. Poetic word : OER
51. Rail commuters' oases : BARCARS
53. Mien : AIR
54. Give ___ (spare nothing) : ONESALL
56. Hoaxes : CANARDS
58. Pulverizing tools : PESTLES
59. Member of an S.R.O. house : STANDEE
60. Study of words: Abbr. : ETYM
61. Brenner, for one : PASS
Down
1. Rabid : FANATIC
2. The real Alice's last name : LIDDELL
3. Wing : ALA
4. Foot: Suffix : PODA
5. Endure : LAST
6. Pronoun : ITS
7. Type of life jacket : MAEWEST
8. Race competitors : ENTRIES
9. Side dish : SALAD
10. Declaim : RANT
11. Sponges : SYCONS
12. Adds crumbs : BREADS
13. Crazy: Var. : LUNY
14. Rulers : TSARS
19. Ceremonial words : IDO
22. Defame : SLANDER
24. Novelist Hugh : WALPOLE
26. Sting : SMART
28. Stale remarks : BILGE
30. ___ Corner (London area) : PYE
32. Rocky peak : TOR
35. Receiver of property : ALIENEE
36. Most stingy : NEAREST
37. Coils : WHORLS
38. Australian soldiers : ANZACS
39. Knights' tunics : TABARDS
40. Long steps : STRIDES
41. Sailing ship : SLOOP
43. Company abbr. : INC
45. Thoroughbred : HORSE
47. Bundle : BALE
48. Common Latin verb : ERAT
51. Soothing agent : BALM
52. Kind of dragon : SNAP
55. Eye annoyance : STY
57. Group of sayings : ANA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 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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