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New York Times, Friday, January 17, 1975

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 51, Avg Word Len: 4.24, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 38, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,288
Across
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Light color : CREAM
6
Kind of pole : TAD
9
Saratoga, e.g. : SPA
12
"Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
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Aria : SOLO
14
Round-Table knight : KAY
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"There once was ___" (start of a limerick) : AFELLOWOFCLYDE
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Toiletry kit : ETUI
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Bleaching vat : KIER
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Choose : OPT
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Worshiper of a Hindu god : SIVAIST
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W. W. II agency : OPA
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Dread : FEAR
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Paleozoic ___ : ERA
32
Arthurian lady : ENID
33
"Who went to a ___" : FUNERALANDCRIED
38
Pot-au-___ : FEU
39
Scoreboard listing : OOO
40
"When they ___" : ASKEDWHOWASDEAD
49
Max or Buddy : BAER
50
At all : ANY
51
French pronoun : ELLE
52
Store-package initials : COD
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"He stammered ___" : ANDSAID
57
Distant : FAR
58
Prefix for god or john : DEMI
60
Rolled tea: Var. : TSIA
62
"I don't know; I just ___" : CAMEFORTHERIDE
68
Greek letter : CHI
69
Makes lace : TATS
70
Dovetail part : TENON
71
Midwest time initials : CST
72
Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
73
Good-children's friend : SANTA
Down
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Auditor: Abbr. : CPA
2
British W. W. II group : RAF
3
Prior to : ERE
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Auk genus : ALLE
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Thaws : MELTS
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Overly : TOO
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Landon : ALF
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Loading places : DOCKS
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Scottish terrier : SKYE
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Italian innkeepers : PADRONI
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Certain vote : AYE
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Kind of chair : SWIVEL
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French assent : OUI
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Reading course, for short : LIT
20
Kind of color : OFF
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Little: Fr. : PEU
22
Work on leather : TAN
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Goddess of vengeance : ARA
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Fleming : IAN
27
Dessert : PIE
28
Find the total : ADD
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Assign : REFER
32
Eat away : ERODE
34
Word with cap or coat : RED
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College-graduate group: Abbr. : AUW
36
___ good deed : DOA
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Romaine : COS
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Alphabet starter : ABC
41
___ Paulo : SAO
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Elephant traps : KEDDAHS
43
Contained : HAD
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Cricket positions : ONS
45
Earp et al. : WYATTS
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Sprite : ELF
47
King or mode : ALA
48
German article : DER
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French soul : AME
54
Classy : NIFTY
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Somewhat: Suffix : ISH
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Watches calories : DIETS
59
Discharge : EMIT
61
Tract : AREA
62
Depression org. : CCC
63
Kind of lock : OAR
64
Football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
65
Wayside, e.g. : INN
66
Period : DOT
67
Spanish queen : ENA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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