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New York Times, Monday, April 3, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { F J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,269
Across
1
Flower, for short : GLAD
5
Church court : ROTA
9
Mirthful : RIANT
14
Thin : RARE
15
Kind of eye : EVIL
16
Heep : URIAH
17
Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Satiate : PALL
19
African native : BANTU
20
American author : MELVILLE
22
Ship of fiction : PEQUOD
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Mariner's direction : ESE
24
Chem. or biol. : SCI
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Parseghian : ARA
29
Altitudes: Abbr. : HTS
31
Estimate : ASSESS
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Hiker's gadget : PEDOMETER
39
Crease : PLEAT
41
La ___ : SCALA
42
Ribbed fabric : REP
43
Figure of speech : IMAGE
44
Bald or golden : EAGLE
45
Mark Twain specialties : ANECDOTES
47
Rang : PEALED
49
Three, in Venice : TRE
50
Concorde, for example : SST
51
Documents: Abbr. : MSS
53
Gershwin : IRA
55
Scrape : ABRADE
60
Masterpiece : MOBYDICK
65
Like O'Neill's ape : HAIRY
66
Three part : LIMB
67
Thine, in France : ATOI
68
Slacken : ABATE
69
Nautical position : ALEE
70
Famous William : PENN
71
Packaging machine : BALER
72
Be undecided : PEND
73
Journey : TREK
Down
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Fierce : GRIM
2
Tardy : LATE
3
Soviet sea : ARAL
4
Do research work : DELVE
5
Full : REPLETE
6
Running track : OVAL
7
Game pieces : TILES
8
___ to the good : ALL
9
Goldberg : RUBE
10
Syria's neighbor : IRAQ
11
Japanese native : AINU
12
Treaty group : NATO
13
Dull sound : THUD
21
Narrator of 60 Across : ISHMAEL
22
Greek letters : PIS
25
"Arabian Nights" transit : CARPET
26
Church section : APSE
27
Summarize : RECAP
28
Saying : ADAGE
30
Violins, for short : STRADS
32
Gossamer : SPIDERY
33
Seagoers' saint : ELMO
34
Does ushering : SEATS
35
Wise men : SAGES
37
Earthenware jar : OLLA
38
Poetic contraction : EEN
40
Audition : TEST
46
Cheated on an exam : CRIBBED
48
Scottish uncle : EME
52
Beam : SMILE
54
Conform : ADAPT
55
Captain of 22 Across : AHAB
56
Infant, in India : BABA
57
Money of Iran : RIAL
58
Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
59
Textile worker : DYER
61
Foreboding : OMEN
62
Roman road : ITER
63
Geometrical shape : CONE
64
Quirk : KINK
66
Circuit : LAP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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