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New York Times, Friday, July 21, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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C
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,378
Across
1
Word of surprise : OOPS
5
Border : FRAME
10
Roguish : ARCH
14
Role : PART
15
Herbert Hoover, e.g. : IOWAN
16
Food fish : SOLE
17
Procrastinator's time : THEELEVENTHHOUR
20
Assumed : SUPPOSED
21
Invaded : RAIDED
22
Bright ones : WITS
23
Caution : WARN
24
Queen : REGINA
27
Like some overparked cars : TICKETED
31
Site of early Olympic Games : ELIS
32
Italian poet : DANTE
33
Arden of TV : EVE
34
High brass : FIVESTARGENERAL
38
Summer in Paris : ETE
39
Liverpool and Bremen : PORTS
40
English princess : ANNE
41
Brings back : RESTORES
43
Affectionate gesture : CARESS
45
Hastens : RUNS
46
River to Danube : PRUT
47
Gorgon : MEDUSA
50
Secure position : FOOTHOLD
54
Item of short-lived interest : ANINEDAYSWONDER
56
Fur : MINK
57
Annoyed : IRKED
58
Major or Minor : URSA
59
Cooling drinks : ADES
60
Salad green : CRESS
61
Hobart's island: Abbr. : TASM
Down
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Chooses : OPTS
2
Pacific island : OAHU
3
Kind of school : PREP
4
Upward by degrees : STEPWISE
5
Celebration : FIESTA
6
Wanders : ROVES
7
Overwhelmed : AWED
8
Valet : MAN
9
Theater breather : ENTRACTE
10
Radiant : ASHINE
11
Cross : ROOD
12
Hint : CLUE
13
Flock : HERD
18
Cut of meat : LOIN
19
Give heed to : HARKEN
23
Right and left ___ : WINGS
24
Allude : REFER
25
Choice : ELITE
26
Collapses : GIVES
27
Small pies : TARTS
28
Plated steel : TERNE
29
George Eliot's name : EVANS
30
Removes : DELES
32
Ventures : DARES
35
Mate : SPOUSE
36
Violently destructive : TORNADIC
37
Goober : EARTHNUT
42
Baggage pieces : TRUNKS
43
Shoves : CROWDS
44
Car : AUTO
46
Models : POSES
47
Parent : MAMA
48
Wife of Geraint : ENID
49
Eat : DINE
50
Fishing net : FYKE
51
Yugoslav river : ODRA
52
Minus : LESS
53
Small amount : DRAM
55
Adaptation: Abbr. : ARR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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