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New York Times, Tuesday, January 14, 1975

Author: Tom Mixon
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,285
Across Down
1. One on the way : COMER
6. Noisy god : THOR
10. Do the light fantastic : TRIP
14. Habituate : INURE
15. Prefix for gram or drome : AERO
16. Calhoun : RORY
17. Pondered : MUSED
18. Old and new fads, with 3 Down : HANDLEBAR
20. N. Y. time : EST
21. Radio tube : DIODE
23. Chemical compound : AMIDE
24. White poplar : ABELE
26. ___ beck and call : ATONES
27. Francis and others : BACONS
29. Solitary one : LONER
31. Sympathetic response : ECHO
32. Meat cuts : LOINS
33. Youth group: Abbr. : BSA
36. Major De Sica film : THEBICYCLETHIEF
40. "___ got the whole world . . . " : HES
41. Miss Bayes et al. : NORAS
42. Soup ingredient : OKRA
43. ___ pushers : PEDAL
44. Superficial appearance : VENEER
46. On the go : ACTIVE
49. Canvas supporter : EASEL
50. Mutiny name : CAINE
51. "___ Angels" : HELLS
53. Islands in Arafura Sea : ARU
56. Cyclists' meccas : OPENROADS
58. Heating vessels : ETNAS
60. ___ Lisa : MONA
61. Melody : ARIA
62. Family member : NIECE
63. French handle : ANSE
64. Soaks : RETS
65. Alleviates : EASES
1. Top, in Tours : CIME
2. Burden : ONUS
3. See 18 Across : MUSTACHES
4. Prior to : ERE
5. Flush : REDDEN
6. Western resort : TAHOE
7. Hogs or Marble : HEAD
8. French river : ORNE
9. Carew of baseball : ROD
10. Earthquake forerunner : TREMOR
11. Pitcher Roberts : ROBIN
12. Turkish decree : IRADE
13. Ritual heaps : PYRES
19. "Have you heard the ___?" : LATEST
22. French pronoun : ILS
25. Kind of tube : BOOB
26. Wife of Henry VIII : ANNE
27. Sister of Amy and Jo : BETH
28. Result of overcycling : ACHE
29. Making all stops : LOCAL
30. Removes a bicycle squeak : OILS
32. Harp of the sky : LYRA
33. City cyclists' concerns : BIKELANES
34. Withered : SERE
35. At a distance : AFAR
37. "___ saw a purple . . . " : INEVER
38. Black-chamber concern : CODE
39. Sharpen : HONE
43. Feathers : PINNAE
44. Worth: Abbr. : VAL
45. Ancient Jewish sect member : ESSENE
46. Mexican village of Spanish conquest : ACOMA
47. Fowl : CAPON
48. Look here!, in Paris : TIENS
49. Wagnerian girl et al. : ELSAS
51. Leveret : HARE
52. Prepare copy : EDIT
54. Cyclists' event : RACE
55. Customs : USES
57. Scull : OAR
59. ___ Juana : TIA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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