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New York Times, Monday, January 13, 1975

Author: William D. Wilson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,284
Across Down
1. Player or Cooper : GARY
5. Prepare lobsters : BOIL
9. Pass over : ELIDE
14. Essay name : ELIA
15. "The King ___" : ANDI
16. Disabled : LAMED
17. Land of the Twins: Abbr. : MINN
18. Colorful song of 1939 : DEEPPURPLE
20. Baranof Island town : SITKA
22. Island in Oceania : RAPA
23. Dizzy or Jimmy : DEAN
24. Neck of land: Abbr. : ISTH
26. Raced : TORE
28. Belgian river : LYS
29. Coal ___ : BIN
31. Former African area : TOGOLAND
34. Active : ONTHEGO
36. State of the Boilermakers : INDIANA
40. Physics or chemistry : SCIENCE
41. Popular pets : POODLES
42. Wild geese : CANADAS
43. Caribbean canoe : PIROGUE
44. Shoulder muscles : DELTOIDS
46. Out ___ limb : ONA
47. Opposite of neg. : POS
50. P.O. depts. : DLOS
51. Connery : SEAN
53. Indian meal : ATTA
55. Being: Lat. : ESSE
57. Type of croquet : ROQUE
60. Parts of harnesses : CHECKREINS
63. Least of the litter : RUNT
64. City in N. H. : KEENE
65. Small lizards : EFTS
66. Balkan name : TITO
67. Forest in "As You Like It" : ARDEN
68. Henna et al. : DYES
69. Oft-quoted author: Abbr. : ANON
1. Opals and rubies : GEMS
2. Others, to Caesar : ALII
3. Silent movie star : RINTINTIN
4. Pulls sharply : YANKS
5. ___ Lands of South Dakota : BAD
6. Outstanding thing : ONER
7. Have an ___ (intend) : IDEATO
8. Florentine painter : LIPPOLIPPI
9. Chosen: Fr. : ELU
10. Shortening : LARD
11. Drive : IMPEL
12. Hold back : DELAY
13. Anthony et al. : EDENS
19. People with delusions : PARANOIDS
21. Listened to : ATTENDED
25. Farmer, at times : HOGCALLER
27. Check-signer : ENDORSER
29. Autumn pear : BOSC
30. Native of Peru : INCA
32. Deteriorates : GOESTOSEED
33. Caper : DIDO
35. Word with war or knuckle : HEAD
37. North American Indian : ALGONQUIN
38. Nine, in Bonn : NEUN
39. Cruising : ASEA
45. Become rigid : OSSIFY
47. ___ wallop : PACKA
48. Different : OTHER
49. Mount : STEED
52. Vital body link : AORTA
54. Skin trouble : ACNE
56. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
58. Biblical word : UNTO
59. Harrow's rival : ETON
61. Perception : KEN
62. Draft initials : SSS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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