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New York Times, Tuesday, September 26, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { H J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,445

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Chica or Raton : BOCA
5
Verrazano et al. : SPANS
10
Room in Seville : SALA
14
Bank transaction : LOAN
15
Kind of film or light : PILOT
16
Ski lift : TBAR
17
Wave: Fr. : ONDE
18
“Coming ___ wing and a prayer” : INONA
19
One of the Oranges : EAST
20
Odets title : WAITINGFORLEFTY
23
“___ we forget . . . ” : LEST
24
Jousts : TILTS
25
High-tea features : SCONES
29
___ Vic : OLD
30
Roman trees : PINES
31
Sit on the dais : PRESIDE
35
Study course : ARTS
36
Call it ___ : QUITS
38
Nobel physicist : RABI
40
Halloween wear : COSTUME
42
Phoenician city : SIDON
43
Yankee affirmative : YEP
44
Extremely foolish : INSANE
45
Social division : TRIBE
48
Celestial handle : ANSA
50
Beckett title : WAITINGFORGODOT
56
Gaelic : ERSE
57
Ballet’s Tallchief : MARIA
58
Small group : TRIO
59
The same: Lat. : IDEM
60
Con ___ : AMORE
61
Overture subject : TELL
62
Jonson and Gunn : BENS
63
City on the Rhine : BASEL
64
French river : OISE
Down
1
“___ the Man Down” : BLOW
2
Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
3
Moslem judge : CADI
4
Dill herb : ANET
5
Book stiffeners : SPINES
6
Engine warnings : PINGS
7
Airborne : ALOFT
8
Taboo : NONO
9
Frightens : STARTLES
10
Basic industry : STEEL
11
Behind, shipwise : ABAFT
12
Shows stamina : LASTS
13
Affected : ARTY
21
De la Cité et al. : ILES
22
Covers : LIDS
25
Bath, e.g. : SPA
26
About: Abbr. : CIRC
27
Aware of : ONTO
28
Crimefighter of TV : NESS
29
Scrap : ORT
31
Bakery product : PIE
32
Fleur-de-lis : IRIS
33
Art movement : DADA
34
Dark : EBON
36
Fairy royalty : QUEENMAB
37
Baseball figure : UMP
39
Feminine suffix : INE
41
Egyptian month : TYBI
42
Nylon nemesis : SNAG
44
“ . . . and ransom captive ___” : ISRAEL
45
Afternoon: Sp. : TARDE
46
Up and doing : RISEN
47
News fillers : ITEMS
48
Hair styles : AFROS
49
Bête ___ : NOIRE
50
Spouse, in Leipzig : WEIB
51
Vasco da ___ : GAMA
52
Klemperer : OTTO
53
Between zwei and vier : DREI
54
Painter’s media : OILS
55
Lacquered metal : TOLE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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