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New York Times, Friday, October 24, 1975

Author: Daniel Girardi
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,568
Across Down
1. Pre-Revolution act : STAMP
6. Humid : DAMP
10. Mountain pass : GHAT
14. Lime: Prefix : CALCI
15. Matty or Felipe : ALOU
16. Singer Raisa : ROSA
17. Hepcats : ALLIGATORS
19. Island land : ERIN
20. Defunct car : REO
21. "___ lively, please" : STEP
22. Pablo's refresher : SIESTA
24. Worked on the furnace : STOKED
26. N. J. Governor : BYRNE
27. Original ___ : SIN
28. Fish, often holy : MACKEREL
31. Noted violinist : ELMAN
34. Dumb belles : DORAS
35. Beverage : ALE
36. Bull: Prefix : TAUR
37. Golfer's digging : DIVOT
38. Warm-sea fish : SCAD
39. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
40. Like some baskets : WOVEN
41. Tuscan city : SIENA
42. Clemenceau : THETIGER
44. Dapper chap : DAN
45. Territories, gang style : TURFS
46. Hurdy-gurdy rider : MONKEY
49. What mare nostrum means : OURSEA
51. Catch, as a fish : LAND
52. Container : VAT
54. Resorts : SPAS
55. Symbols of poverty : CHURCHMICE
58. Bank for farmers : SOIL
59. Wildcat : EYRA
60. Derby winner of 1935 : OMAHA
61. British queen : ANNE
62. Small barracuda : SPET
63. Ladies' companions : GENTS
1. Steep cliff : SCAR
2. Jury-panel members : TALES
3. Assign : ALLOT
4. Roman 1101 : MCI
5. Football : PIGSKIN
6. Old-hat : DATED
7. Tilted : ALOP
8. Fine leather: Abbr. : MOR
9. Milquetoast, e.g. : PUSSYCAT
10. Lorne or Graham : GREENE
11. Close contest, politically : HORSERACE
12. ___ were : ASIT
13. Blue Nile's lake : TANA
18. Solar deity : ATEN
23. Unsettles : IRKS
25. Glacial ridges : OSAR
26. Red ___ (Snoopy's foe) : BARON
28. One who relocates : MOVER
29. Dash : ELAN
30. Clytemnestra's mother : LEDA
31. State, in France : ETAT
32. Plaster base : LATH
33. Stubborn transport : MULETRAIN
34. Low places : DIVES
37. G.I.'s of W.W. I : DOGFACES
38. Descend : SINK
40. Finish line : WIRE
41. Tunnel digger : SANDHOG
43. Scuffle : TUSSLE
44. Then, in Chartres : DONC
46. French Revolution figure : MARAT
47. French spa : EVIAN
48. Costly vessel : YACHT
49. Greek peak : OSSA
50. "It came ___ the midnight . . . " : UPON
51. Angler's need : LURE
53. Receptions : TEAS
56. Conjectural: Abbr. : HYP
57. French Mrs. : MME

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

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