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New York Times, Monday, May 22, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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O
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V
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U
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P
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R
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L
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O
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R
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U
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,318
Across
1
News items : OBITS
6
Plant pores : STOMATA
13
Spirited : SPUNKY
14
Travel hiatus : STOPOVER
15
Continued : HELDON
16
Vegetable : LIMABEAN
17
Guthrie : ARLO
18
Scene : SCAPE
20
Army man: Abbr. : NCO
21
Word after school : MARM
22
Tied : EVEN
23
Bedouin hat cord : AGAL
24
Small case : ETUI
25
Very, in Nice : TRES
26
Mortimer : SNERD
27
Replacements of a sort : DENTURES
29
Jump : START
30
Olympian : ARES
31
Info : POOP
32
Moroccan city : RABAT
34
Third party with you and me : LAMPPOST
38
Con-man's aide : SHILL
39
Artifice : RUSE
40
Resembling : LIKE
41
Relief org. : CARE
42
Cellar occupant : SALT
43
Lamb : ELIA
44
Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
45
Rice dish : PILAU
47
Book of N.T. : ACTS
48
Anti-malaria drug : ATABRINE
51
Quiet : SEDATE
53
Shackled : PINIONED
54
Pull up ___ : STAKES
55
Perfumed : SCENTED
56
Doer's opposite : SAYER
Down
1
Run : OPERATE
2
Historic creek : BULLRUN
3
Unyielding : INDOMITABLE
4
Ring decision : TKO
5
Roget's entries: Abbr. : SYNS
6
Mushroom stalks : STIPES
7
" . . . ___ of good will" : TOMEN
8
W.W. II agency : OPA
9
Kind of scene : MOB
10
Nemesis was one : AVENGER
11
Refreshment conveyer : TEACART
12
Hap or Matthew : ARNOLD
13
Humiliated : SHAMED
14
Works hard : SLAVES
19
Demeter's counterpart : CERES
23
Cure-all of a sort : ANAPPLEADAY
25
Waste allowance : TRET
26
Road sign : STOP
28
Russian river : URAL
29
Suffix for awe or lone : SOME
31
Italian staple : PASTA
32
Of an Alpine geologic era : RHAETIC
33
Plane pilot's concern : AIRLANE
34
Subsided : LULLED
35
Livestock food : OILCAKE
36
Glide : SKITTER
37
Needles : TEASES
38
Leftovers : SCRAPS
39
Poured : RAINED
42
Book part : SPINE
46
Initials on an American ship : USSS
49
Coal holder : BIN
50
Decay : ROT
52
Greek letter : ETA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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