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New York Times, Tuesday, January 21, 1975

Author: DeWitt Anderson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,292
Across Down
1. Booty : SWAG
5. Certain N.C.O.'s : SFCS
9. Theater curtain : SCRIM
14. Milldam : WEIR
15. Inventor of the revolver : COLT
16. Banal : TRITE
17. Hindu soul: Var. : ATMA
18. Fish gill: Fr. : OUIE
19. Le Mans entry : RACER
20. F.D.R. goals in W.W. II : THEFOURFREEDOMS
23. Dulles's successor at State : HERTER
24. Wild : FERAL
25. "___ go bragh!" : ERIN
27. Coils of yarn : SKEINS
31. Thin nail : BRAD
34. Old auto : NASH
37. Bar legally : ESTOP
38. Rower : OAR
39. Beached : AGROUND
41. Greek nickname : ARI
42. Darling, in Dijon : CHERI
44. Sahara feature : DUNE
45. Football's Page : ALAN
46. Guarantee : ASSURE
48. Drink in gulps : SWIG
50. To-dos : FLAPS
53. No. 1 wood : DRIVER
57. Journalism : THEFOURTHESTATE
61. Greek-dialect group : EOLIC
62. Sills specialty : ARIA
63. Winglike parts : ALAE
64. Kind of preview : SNEAK
65. Nordhoff's partner : HALL
66. "___ and trouble" : TOIL
67. Difficult years : TEENS
68. Pointed tools : AWLS
69. Sea birds : ERNS
1. Mower's wake : SWATH
2. "___ people . . . " : WETHE
3. Love, in France : AIMER
4. Emulated Tweed : GRAFTED
5. Type of pad : SCOURING
6. Crowd plus one : FOUR
7. Escarpment : CLIFF
8. Cubic meter : STERE
9. Flashed, as lightning : STREAKED
10. Nurtures : CRADLES
11. Carty of baseball : RICO
12. Bit of news : ITEM
13. French seas : MERS
21. Ended, in verse : OER
22. Vocal pauses : ERS
26. Ointment : NARD
28. Certain type: Abbr. : ITAL
29. Mrs. Helmer : NORA
30. Start a casino wheel : SPIN
31. Chica or Raton : BOCA
32. Cheers : RAHS
33. War god : ARES
35. Trifle : SOU
36. Attila and friends : HUNS
39. Pressure chambers : AIRLOCKS
40. Fresh starts at cards : NEWDEALS
43. Hoodlum : RUFFIAN
45. Stir up : AGITATE
47. ___ de vie : EAU
49. Tax org. : IRS
51. Capital of Ceskoslovensko : PRAHA
52. Object of a final grasp : STRAW
54. Heroism : VALOR
55. Tin: Fr. : ETAIN
56. Staggers : REELS
57. Lab routine : TEST
58. Sharpen : HONE
59. Robt. ___ : ELEE
60. Bunker, e.g. : HILL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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