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New York Times, Thursday, January 9, 1975

Author: Louis C. Mandes, Jr.
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Louis C. Mandes, Jr. has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,280
Across Down
1. Cast off : MOLT
5. Doers: Suffix : ISTS
9. Monastery man : ABBE
13. Hindu caste : AHIR
14. Ready : ONTAP
15. Enrich : LARD
16. Frosted : RIMY
17. Norm, as in wages : SCALE
18. Toward the mouth : ORAD
19. Occasional I.R.S. windfall : CONSCIENCEMONEY
22. Short walks : TURNS
23. Dictionary entry: Abbr. : DEF
24. Killer of a queen : ASP
27. Used Ford's bullet : BIT
28. Deep blue : CYANEAN
32. Woodpecker : CHAB
34. Hindu deity : SIVA
36. Word with rocket or active : RETRO
37. Stately : ROYAL
39. Duct, in anatomy : VAS
40. Pallid : ASHEN
41. Accustom : INURE
42. Anglo-Saxon letters : ETHS
44. Math ratio : SINE
45. Discourage : DEPRESS
47. Need in a donkey-tail game : PIN
49. Kind of boat or burglar : CAT
50. German pronoun : ICH
51. Cant : ARGOT
53. Drama critics' choice in 1973 : THECHANGINGROOM
60. Atmosphere : AURA
61. Take hold of : SEIZE
62. Loosen : UNDO
63. Wearing : CLAD
64. Like some roofs : TILED
65. Put away : STOW
66. Vegetable : KALE
67. Drinks : ALES
68. Split : TORN
1. Writer Connelly : MARC
2. One of Pittsburgh's rivers : OHIO
3. Portray : LIMN
4. Appointment : TRYST
5. Stimuli : INCENTIVES
6. Swiss town : STANS
7. Soft mineral : TALC
8. Fleet : SPEEDY
9. Reserve : ALOOFNESS
10. Storage place : BARN
11. Highlands hill : BRAE
12. Whirl : EDDY
14. Egyptian god : OSIRIS
20. Whelp : CUB
21. Comedienne Anne : MEARA
24. Sharp : ACRID
25. Glistened : SHONE
26. Settle in full : PAYUP
28. What some award winners get : CASHPRIZES
29. Moral code : ETHIC
30. Field of action : ARENA
31. Musical composition : NONET
33. Parade-route fixture : BARRICADE
35. Large tub : VAT
38. Hanger-on : LEECH
43. Kind of confession : SIGNED
46. Calif. peak : SHASTA
48. Holiday beverage : NOG
51. Brisk : AGILE
52. Confidence : TRUST
53. Fasten temporarily : TACK
54. Dance : HULA
55. Of a time : ERAL
56. Armstrong : NEIL
57. Wise : ONTO
58. Smell : ODOR
59. New-___ hay : MOWN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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