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New York Times, Friday, January 24, 1975

Author: Sophie Fierman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,295
Across Down
1. Alike, in France : EGAL
5. Liquid item : ASSET
10. Call it ___ : ADAY
14. Elegance : LUXE
15. Reluctant : LOATH
16. Rural way : LANE
17. 10 A.M. coffee, in a way : BREAKOFDAY
19. Admits : OWNS
20. Neighbor of Ger. : AUS
21. Opposed : ANTI
22. Volcano : ETNA
23. Steppe's lack : TREE
24. Put ___ to (halt) : ASTOP
26. Shillong's state : ASSAM
29. Shooting star, in a way : NIGHTFALL
33. Totem-pole support : LOWMAN
35. Wax, in France : CIRE
36. Ode-title words : TOA
37. Individual: Prefix : IDIO
38. "For want of ___ the . . . " : ASHOE
40. Calla lily : ARUM
41. Span of time : EON
42. Opera feature : SOLO
43. Divest of office : DEPOSE
45. Paul Revere's horse, maybe : NIGHTMARE
48. City in Ohio : NILES
49. "Now you ___, now you . . . " : SEEIT
50. Infamous marquis : SADE
52. Author of "Pygmalion" : SHAW
53. "___ extra cost" : ATNO
54. Indian of West : SAC
57. Poker holding : PAIR
58. Luminous timepiece, in a way : NIGHTWATCH
61. George of gang movies : RAFT
62. Moslem lord : AMEER
63. Stravinsky's "___ of Spring" : RITE
64. Scraps : ORTS
65. Chaplain : PADRE
66. Bird's crop : CRAW
1. Napoleon's island : ELBA
2. Mentor from India : GURU
3. Tools : AXES
4. Grassland : LEA
5. Unique : ALONE
6. Relent : SOFTEN
7. Persian poet : SADI
8. Greek letter : ETA
9. "___ will be done . . . " : THY
10. "That's ___ malarkey" : ALOTOF
11. Early-rising parents, in a way : DAWNPATROL
12. Miss Held : ANNA
13. Go-ahead word : YES
18. Buddhist destiny : KARMA
22. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
23. ___-shanter : TAMO
24. Exchange premium : AGIO
25. Tatter : SHRED
26. Outsider : ALIEN
27. Words of concurrence : SODOI
28. Transferral of a playground piece : SWINGSHIFT
30. Blood of the gods : ICHOR
31. Low-down character : LOUSE
32. Cripples : LAMES
34. Biblical mother-in-law : NAOMI
39. Part of a blind : SLAT
40. Cap-___ (head to foot) : APIE
42. Irish dish : STEW
44. Set up a fund : ENDOW
46. Card game : HEARTS
47. Miss Williams : ESTHER
51. Cave : ANTRE
52. German river : SAAR
53. Venerable : AGED
54. Jail, to a con : STIR
55. Official records : ACTA
56. ___ the rag : CHEW
57. Country-club worker : PRO
58. Become careless : NAP
59. "___ little teapot" : IMA
60. Jeanne d'___ : ARC

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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