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New York Times, Saturday, October 18, 1975

Author: Anthony B. Canning
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { B F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Anthony B. Canning has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,562
Across Down
1. Speed : RACE
5. Armadillo : APAR
9. Converses : CHATS
14. Tool for Nicklaus : IRON
15. London showplace : TATE
16. Contest for loggers : ROLEO
17. Divine : CELESTIAL
19. N.L. player : ASTRO
20. Bear, in Spain : OSO
21. Famous American : WILLIAMPENN
23. "For want of a ___ the . . . " : NAIL
25. Football linemen: Abbr. : LGS
26. Agency for April: Abbr. : IRS
27. Mark of disgrace : STIGMA
29. Common contraction : ISNT
31. Carson's predecessor : PAAR
32. Common woe : TOOTHACHE
37. Spent : ALLIN
39. Rival of U.of M. : OSU
40. U. S. painter : SLOAN
41. Followers : DISCIPLES
43. Monogram unit: Abbr. : INIT
44. Lawsuit beneficiary : USEE
45. Flowers : ASTERS
47. Speed: Abbr. : VEL
49. Pausing sounds : ERS
51. Trifles : TOYS
52. Strong point of 21 Across : PERTINACITY
55. Young one : TAD
58. Vocally : ALOUD
59. Münchhausen specialty : TALLSTORY
61. Framework : CADRE
62. Fencing piece : EPEE
63. Molding : OGEE
64. Natural golf hazards : TREES
65. Hialeah's county : DADE
66. Pasture sounds : MAAS
1. Puerto ___ : RICO
2. Olympian : ARES
3. Followers of 21 Across : COLONIALS
4. Compass point : ENE
5. Famous Hun : ATTILA
6. Burden for Jack and Jill : PAIL
7. To any degree : ATALL
8. Word for 21 Across : RELIGIOUS
9. Study for an exam : CRAM
10. Friendly quality : HOSPITALITY
11. ___ ego : ALTER
12. Sea birds : TERNS
13. Promptly : SOON
18. In the ___ (active) : SWIM
22. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
24. Field for early U. S. settlers : AGRICULTURE
27. W. W. I plane : SPAD
28. Anklebones : TALI
30. Inductance units: Abbr. : NHS
32. Put up with : TOLERATED
33. Full of: Suffix : OSE
34. Pioneers' wagon : CONESTOGA
35. Get in one's ___ (annoy) : HAIR
36. Doorways: Abbr. : ENTS
38. Brownie : NIS
42. Hammer part : PEEN
45. Former British P.M. : ATTLEE
46. Salty sauces : SOYS
47. Of the soft palate : VELAR
48. Deteriorate : ERODE
50. ___ Flow : SCAPA
52. Agreement : PACT
53. Old date : IDES
54. "___ Three Lives" : ILED
56. Environs : AREA
57. Colors : DYES
60. Nickname for Paine : TOM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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