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New York Times, Wednesday, October 22, 1975

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,566
Across
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Sudden effort : SPASM
6
Rendezvous : DATE
10
Delivered : SENT
14
Dress material : TULLE
15
Satanic : EVIL
16
Ally of Abraham : ANER
17
Range of activities : ORBIT
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“You shall not ___”: Henry VIII : BEMYJUDGE
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Too early : PREMATURE
22
Habituate : ENURE
23
Russian planes : MIGS
24
African animals : OKAPIS
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Criminals : FELONS
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Some : ANY
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Cream-cheese holder : CELERY
30
Overflow : SPILLAGE
35
Ship’s deck : ORLOP
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Betrayer : RAT
37
Individualist : LONER
38
Grinding : GNASHING
40
Trouncing : LACING
41
W. W. II group : OSS
42
Irritate : RANKLE
43
Performer : ARTIST
47
Bit part in a play : MAID
48
Net : SEINE
49
Noon : LUNCHTIME
54
Treating with kindness : CARESSING
56
Times of old : YORES
57
Over : ATOP
58
“___ of Night” : EDGE
59
Mild oaths : DRATS
60
Gone : PAST
61
Open ___ : DOOR
62
Nine: Prefix : ENNEA
Down
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Baffle : STOP
2
Murmur : PURR
3
Old Roman tablet : ALBE
4
Slender : SLIM
5
Complete changes : METAMORPHOSES
6
Eliminates errors : DEBUGS
7
Declares : AVERS
8
Pub call : TIME
9
Isle of ___ : ELY
10
Steam bath : SAUNA
11
“This ___” (sign on a crate) : ENDUP
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Pola of silents : NEGRI
13
Apple and shoe : TREES
19
Having a split personality : JEKYLLANDHYDE
21
“___ Alice” : TINY
24
Navy Dept. branch : ONI
25
Parlor plant : FERN
26
Fitzgerald : ELLA
27
Durocher et al. : LEOS
28
Likely : APT
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Key underling : COG
30
Droop : SAG
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Kind of step or out : LOCK
32
Blue dye : ANIL
33
Kelly : GENE
34
Work unit : ERG
36
Hospital people: Abbr. : RNS
39
Devotee: Suffix : IST
40
Secular : LAIC
42
Forest or Lone : RANGER
43
Broadway org. : ASCAP
44
Lariat : REATA
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Weather satellite : TIROS
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Gauche : INEPT
47
Reclaimed wool : MUNGO
49
Italian resort : LIDO
50
Rip ___ : TORN
51
Mideast land : IRAN
52
Boundary : METE
53
She, in Naples : ESSA
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But: Lat. : SED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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