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New York Times, Friday, September 1, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,420
Across
1. Cotton fabric : SCRIM
6. Poke : PROD
10. Study poetry : SCAN
14. Respite : PAUSE
15. Carry on : RAVE
16. "___ soit . . . " : HONI
17. Piece of gossip : ONDIT
18. Assigning a cause to : ETIOLOGIC
20. Performed again : REENACTED
22. "That which we call ___ . . . " : AROSE
23. Tangles : MATS
24. Victor : WINNER
25. Pretty girl's comparison : MELODY
28. Neon, e.g. : GAS
29. Balzac : HONORE
30. Makes up : CONSISTS
35. Common sale-price "suffix" : ANDUP
36. Bean's milieu : POD
37. Bar, in law : ESTOP
38. Old wind instrument : POSTHORN
40. Spring flower : AZALEA
41. Unclose, in poems : OPE
42. Duplicates, for short : REPROS
43. Believer : THEIST
47. Famous plantation : TARA
48. Pétain : HENRI
49. Extinct reptiles : DINOSAURS
54. Overrunning : INFESTING
56. Bind : STRAP
57. Blue pigment : ENIN
58. Behold, in old Rome : ECCE
59. Gladden : ELATE
60. Temple, old style : FANE
61. Entraps : NETS
62. Vestige : RELIC
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1. Seed: Prefix : SPOR
2. Stick : CANE
3. Uncivil : RUDE
4. "The fat ___ the fire" : ISIN
5. Marked change : METAMORPHOSIS
6. Somewhat : PRETTY
7. Grades : RATES
8. Roman poet : OVID
9. ___ gratias : DEO
10. Clipped : SHORN
11. P.I. grass : COGON
12. Cordial flavor : ANISE
13. More pleasing : NICER
19. Permit : LAISSEZPASSER
21. Pet lamb : CADE
24. Pallid : WAN
25. Common disease, for short : MONO
26. " . . . that ___ well" : ENDS
27. Boor : LOUT
28. Zeus or Thor : GOD
29. Chance : HAP
30. Cheat : CON
31. Munich's river : ISAR
32. French town : STLO
33. Digits : TOES
34. Spring : SPA
36. Acadians' Grand ___ : PRE
39. Choose : OPT
40. Prefix for drome : AERO
42. Stoves : RANGES
43. Larcenist : THIEF
44. Hair shade : HENNA
45. At last, in Paris : ENFIN
46. Castle or Dunne : IRENE
47. Stain : TINCT
49. Cubes : DICE
50. Tamarisk tree : ATLE
51. Asian river : URAL
52. Indian weight : RATI
53. Not ordinary: Abbr. : SPEC
55. Certain scholar's hour : TEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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