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New York Times, Monday, January 27, 1975

Author:
Lita M. Elvers
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,298
Across
1. Classified-ad offerings : APTS
5. Slackens : EASES
10. One of 52 : CARD
14. Foolish old man : COOT
15. Stupid : DENSE
16. River to the Elbe : ISER
17. One of 24 : HOUR
18. Enraged : IRATE
19. Cloudy number : NINE
20. Last call before going : THREETOGETREADY
23. Grecian nickname : ARI
24. Drone : HUM
25. Neat writers : PENMEN
28. One of 100 : SENATOR
32. French islands : ILES
33. Talents : GIFTS
36. Lily of west : SEGO
37. One of a triangle's three : LEG
38. Agency of the '30's : NRA
39. Small drink : NIP
40. At all : EVER
42. Caber tossers : SCOTS
44. Tennis number : LOVE
45. Heavenly number : SEVENTH
47. Half-price ticket : TWOFER
49. By, in Granada : POR
50. Promise : IOU
51. Lucky finds : FOURLEAFCLOVERS
60. Norse god : LOKI
61. Brilliance : ECLAT
62. Latin verb : ERAT
63. French numbers : UNES
64. Motif : THEME
65. Gam : RITA
66. One of four : BASE
67. Monopolized, with "up" : SEWED
68. Seven ___ : SEAS
Down
1. German number : ACHT
2. Milne's Winnie : POOH
3. Journey : TOUR
4. Currents : STREAMS
5. Revising : EDITING
6. Atmosphere: Prefix : AERO
7. Obstacle : SNAG
8. Famous Italian name : ESTE
9. Boils : SEETHES
10. Art-movie houses : CINEMAS
11. One of seven : ASIA
12. Sever : REND
13. Squirrel's nest : DREY
21. Before : ERE
22. Continue : RUN
25. Atomic and junk : PILES
26. French student : ELEVE
27. Israeli desert : NEGEV
28. Copy for short : STAT
29. Fifty past the hour : TENOF
30. Gothic arch : OGIVE
31. Elmo of polls : ROPER
34. Foot part : INCH
35. To's opposite : FRO
41. Musical-show comeback : REPRISE
42. Sesame and Easy : STREETS
43. Stiffly formal : STILTED
44. Slats on shutters : LOUVERS
46. Lon ___ of Cambodia : NOL
48. Court : WOO
51. Botch : FLUB
52. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
53. Music makers : UKES
54. Word with back or head : ACHE
55. Moved swiftly : FLEW
56. ___ about (happened) : CAME
57. Big lake : ERIE
58. Pro ___ : RATA
59. Depots: Abbr. : STAS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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