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New York Times, Wednesday, August 16, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,404
Across Down
1. Golfer's concern : STANCE
7. ___ spumante : ASTI
11. Sacrificial plate : PATERA
12. Baltic land : ESTONIA
15. Perennial movie re-release : GONEWITHTHEWIND
17. Florid : ORNATE
18. Attention-getting word : AHEM
19. Even if: Var. : THO
20. Sweetsop : ATES
21. Channel port : DOVER
23. Misleading one : LIAR
24. Stringed instrument : LYRE
25. European river : ODER
26. U.S. clergyman : PEALE
27. ___ Armand, French cave : AVEN
28. Deteriorated : RUSTED
29. Overwhelmed : TEMPESTTOSSED
33. More wily : FOXIER
34. Cries of surprise : AHAS
35. Put on the record : ENTER
36. Cigarfish : SCAD
37. Deep in tone : BASS
41. British carbine : STEN
42. Accra's nation : GHANA
43. Sicilian city : ENNA
44. Devil's concern : SIN
45. Jack of TV : PAAR
46. Like most Parmesan : GRATED
48. Not up to snuff : UNDERTHEWEATHER
51. Runts : PEEWEES
52. Horn : ANTLER
53. Old Tunisian rulers : DEYS
54. Bullocks : STEERS
1. Flashy : SPORTY
2. Leather worker : TANNER
3. Relaxed : ATEASE
4. Salamander : NEWT
5. Bemoaned : CRIEDOVER
6. Consume : EAT
7. Son of Jacob : ASHER
8. Prow : STEM
9. Haul : TOW
10. Start : INITIATE
12. Heavens : ETHER
13. Sniffed : INHALED
14. Looked up to : ADORED
15. Game score : GOAL
16. Be fancy-free : HAVENTACARE
22. Poems : ODES
23. Minus : LESS
26. Cat : PUSS
27. Imitator : APER
28. Stagecoach robber : ROADAGENT
29. Insurance form : TONTINE
30. Protracted : EXTENDED
31. Appearance : MIEN
32. Word of comparision : THAN
33. Tell all, informally : FESSUP
36. Iranian rulers : SHAHS
37. Ringo or Paul : BEATLE
38. Stamen part : ANTHER
39. Shows scorn : SNEERS
40. Star in Cygnus : SADR
42. Pearly items : GATES
45. Victim : PREY
47. Evaluate : RATE
49. Merino dam : EWE
50. Burmese natives : WAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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