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New York Times, Thursday, January 30, 1975

Author: Hal R. Hollinger
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,301
Across Down
1. Cowboy item : SPUR
5. Orange ___ (summer drink) : CRUSH
10. Abbreviation for hostesses : RSVP
14. Strengthen, as muscles : TONE
15. Nerve networks : RETIA
16. Sharif of the movies : OMAR
17. German composer : ORFF
18. Avoid : ELUDE
19. Spleen : BILE
20. Cocktail-shaker item : ICE
21. "If ___ a rich man" : IWERE
22. Philippine knives : BOLOS
23. Kings, queens, knights, e.g. : CHESSMEN
25. Some Westerns : OATERS
26. Indoor sport area : LANE
27. Advice, in Cannes : AVIS
28. Mont-___ (isle off France) : SAINTMICHEL
32. Kind of news or iron : SAD
35. French river : ORNE
36. Root for pipes : BRIER
37. Selfsame : VERY
38. Panhandle : BEG
39. What Proust indulged in : REMEMBRANCE
41. Israeli dance : HORA
42. "___ of Eden" : EAST
43. Preoccupy : OBSESS
46. Road to perfection : PRACTICE
50. Kind of violet : ULTRA
51. Pepys's preoccupation : DIARY
52. Deface : MAR
53. Word with work or mate : TEAM
54. Indian language : HINDI
55. Walrus's perch : BERG
56. U. S. Nobel physicist : RABI
57. Chekhov or Rubinstein : ANTON
58. Preposition : INTO
59. Formerly, old style : ERST
60. Famous Chinese sisters : SOONG
61. Manuscript notation : STET
1. Follower of Zeno : STOIC
2. Part of a house : PORCH
3. Hard-hearted : UNFEELING
4. Sports official, for short : REF
5. Ship personnel : CREWMEMBERS
6. Virginian's signature : RELEE
7. Motorist's maneuver : UTURN
8. Word with kick or step : SIDE
9. Own, in Scotland : HAE
10. Part of Capek's "R.U.R." : ROBOTS
11. Express pleasure : SMILE
12. Heroism : VALOR
13. Wine-making equipment : PRESS
21. Negative contraction : ISNT
22. Prisoner's means of release : BAIL
24. Rational : SANE
25. Arrogant : OVERBEARING
27. Attention-getter : AHEM
28. Kind of sister : SOB
29. "Blessed ___ the meek" : ARE
30. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
31. French company: Abbr. : CIE
32. Greeting-card contents : SENTIMENT
33. Curve : ARC
34. Indigo, for one : DYE
37. Immense : VAST
39. Sub ___ : ROSA
40. Risqué : RACY
41. Peter the ___ (Crusader) : HERMIT
43. Unconventional : OUTRE
44. Teary dimness : BLEAR
45. Uncertain efforts : STABS
46. Western horse : PINTO
47. Radioactive element : RADON
48. ___ blanche : CARTE
49. Cereal disease : ERGOT
51. Prefix for saur : DINO
54. Holds : HAS
55. Encore! : BIS

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

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