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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 Down
1. Light color : CREAM
6. Kind of pole : TAD
9. Saratoga, e.g. : SPA
12. "Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
13. Aria : SOLO
14. Round-Table knight : KAY
15. "There once was ___" (start of a limerick) : AFELLOWOFCLYDE
18. Toiletry kit : ETUI
19. Bleaching vat : KIER
20. Choose : OPT
23. Worshiper of a Hindu god : SIVAIST
26. W. W. II agency : OPA
29. Dread : FEAR
31. 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
53. "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
1. Auditor: Abbr. : CPA
2. British W. W. II group : RAF
3. Prior to : ERE
4. Auk genus : ALLE
5. Thaws : MELTS
6. Overly : TOO
7. Landon : ALF
8. Loading places : DOCKS
9. Scottish terrier : SKYE
10. Italian innkeepers : PADRONI
11. Certain vote : AYE
13. Kind of chair : SWIVEL
16. French assent : OUI
17. Reading course, for short : LIT
20. Kind of color : OFF
21. Little: Fr. : PEU
22. Work on leather : TAN
24. Goddess of vengeance : ARA
25. Fleming : IAN
27. Dessert : PIE
28. Find the total : ADD
30. Assign : REFER
32. Eat away : ERODE
34. Word with cap or coat : RED
35. College-graduate group: Abbr. : AUW
36. ___ good deed : DOA
37. Romaine : COS
40. Alphabet starter : ABC
41. ___ Paulo : SAO
42. Elephant traps : KEDDAHS
43. Contained : HAD
44. Cricket positions : ONS
45. Earp et al. : WYATTS
46. Sprite : ELF
47. King or mode : ALA
48. German article : DER
53. French soul : AME
54. Classy : NIFTY
55. Somewhat: Suffix : ISH
56. 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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