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New York Times, Friday, April 7, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,273
Across
1. Dernier ___ : CRI
4. Droop : FLAG
8. Zodiac sign : CRAB
12. Musical instrument : HARP
14. Perform again : REDO
15. Form of croquet : ROQUE
17. Favorite : IDOL
18. Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
19. Charm : AMUSE
20. One of a 1492 trio : NINA
21. Hand: Sp. : NANO
22. Irish poet : YEATS
23. Vamp's fatal words : KISSMEYOUFOOL
26. Child : TAD
27. Card : TEN
28. African country: Abbr. : UAR
31. Pluto's path : ORBIT
34. Diner : CAFE
36. Pizarro victim : INCA
37. Words from a South Seas movie : VOLCANOGODANGRY
40. Big birds : EMUS
41. ___ about : ONOR
42. Column areas : BASES
43. Born: Fr. : NEE
44. Language: Abbr. : ENG
45. Family member : SIS
46. Way of life for Tom Mix : CODEOFTHEWEST
53. Lucy or Fred : STONE
55. Bait : LURE
56. Singer Adams : EDIE
57. Opera by Massenet : THAIS
58. Descendant of Mohammed : EMIR
59. Periods : AGES
60. Newspaper sections : ROTOS
61. Medium : SEER
62. Encamp : TENT
63. Middies' campus : USNA
64. Peter Duchin's father : EDDY
65. One of seven : DAY
Down
1. Fissure : CHINK
2. Spokes : RADII
3. Steam and cast : IRONS
4. Constructed : FRANED
5. Former S.A.C. leader : LEMAY
6. "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
7. Rallied : GOTOUTFOR
8. Chalk : CRAYON
9. Lover : ROMEO
10. Diving gear : AQUALUNGS
11. Piece of statuary : BUST
13. Large industry : PLASTICS
16. Professional men: Abbr. : EES
24. Miss Hari : MATA
25. Silage : FEED
29. Land measure : ACRE
30. Aldo and others : RAYS
31. Hot place : OVEN
32. City in Europe : ROME
33. Union soldiers : BLUECOATS
34. African language : CONGOLESE
35. Past : AGO
36. Worried : INASWEAT
38. Zero : NONE
39. Rose's beloved : ABIE
44. Old Mesopotamian city : EDESSA
45. Wine : SHERRY
47. Type of dome : ONION
48. Fretted : FUMED
49. True's companion : TRIED
50. Bordered : EDGED
51. Tuscan city : SIENA
52. Touchy : TESTY
53. Ship: Abbr. : STR
54. Old pronoun : THOU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 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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