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New York Times, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

Author: Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,279
Across Down
1. Haze : MIST
5. Mail drop : CHUTE
10. Bumpkin : CLOD
14. Hindu fire god : AGNI
15. Gobi stopovers : OASES
16. Optimistic : ROSY
17. Word with bang : SLAM
18. Escape : BREAKLOOSE
20. Corroborate : SUPPORT
22. U.S. observatory : PALOMAR
23. Art genre : DADA
24. Moslem scripture : KORAN
25. Chili ingredient : CARNE
27. ___ crow : EAT
28. Hostess of note : MESTA
32. Russian range : ALAI
33. Presidential monogram : FDR
34. Man known for his ferry : HARPER
35. Shot or Bertha : BIG
36. Lockjaw : TETANUS
38. Trevino : LEE
39. Professed : AVOWED
41. Ring results : KOS
42. Gear for Johnny Bench : MITT
43. Well-known tomb occupant : LENIN
44. South, in France : SUD
45. Shaping machine : LATHE
46. Twangy : NASAL
48. Writer Sholem : ASCH
49. Property transferrer : ALIENOR
52. Set in motion : ACTUATE
55. Erupt : BURSTFORTH
57. Italian coins : LIRE
58. Island near Corsica : ELBA
59. Hole ___ : INONE
60. Seed part : ARIL
61. Like it or ___ it : LUMP
62. Money premiums : AGIOS
63. Detect : ESPY
1. Large amount : MASS
2. Nose-rubbing quarters : IGLU
3. Garden flower : SNAPDRAGON
4. Kettledrums : TIMPANI
5. Snake : COBRA
6. Red deer : HART
7. "It's no ___" : USE
8. Notorious Dome : TEAPOT
9. Glacier ridge: Var. : ESKAR
10. Bing Crosby or Rudy Vallee : CROONER
11. Impend : LOOM
12. Bones : OSSA
13. Staining agent : DYER
19. Andean livestock : LLAMAS
21. Keatsian form : ODE
24. Kind of fur : KARAKUL
25. Conspiracy : CABAL
26. Extant : ALIVE
27. Air-board letters : EDT
29. Quibble : SPLITHAIRS
30. Wisdom and milk : TEETH
31. Rugged crest : ARETE
33. Bored, with "up" : FED
34. Czech reformer : HUS
36. Dweller : TENANT
37. Show assent : NOD
40. Kind of apple : WINESAP
42. Blotches : MACULAE
44. Lamour outfit : SARONG
45. Military vessel : LST
47. European capital : SOFIA
48. Has a yen for : ACHES
49. Fratricide victim : ABEL
50. Humdinger : LULU
51. Supersonic rocket : IRBM
52. "___ extra cost" (sales plug) : ATNO
53. Stumble : TRIP
54. Wriggling : EELY
56. "Vive le ___" : ROI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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