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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
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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
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Sweetsop : ATES
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Now : TODAY
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River dam : WEIR
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Pickles : DILLS
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Become careless : NOD
28
Foundations : BASES
29
Vises : CLAMPS
31
Water birds : STILTS
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Negative vote : NAY
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Bullfinch: Var. : OLP
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Merry one : ANDREW
38
Jargons : ARGOTS
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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
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Brenner, for one : PASS
Down
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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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