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New York Times, Thursday, November 13, 1975

Author:
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid is asymmetric.
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 12-Across is as in the original, with the letter O, not the number 0.

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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,588
Across
1. Marina sights : PIERS
6. Air-control gear : RADAR
11. Doze : CATNAP
12. Responder to O on the dial : OPERATOR
15. Swimmer's stroke : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
17. Trumpet sound : BLARE
18. Earthen jar : OLLA
19. ___ bien : TRES
20. Tall tales : YARNS
22. Banes of AWOL's : MPS
24. Exact copy: Abbr. : FAC
27. Droop : SAG
28. Insect : BEE
29. Rhine tributary : AAR
32. Eastern nurse : AMAH
34. Cordon ___ : BLEU
36. Wander : RANGE
38. Part of R.C.M.P. : CANADIANMOUNTED
41. Slight shade : TINGE
42. Month: Abbr. : SEPT
43. Look after : TEND
44. Bend in timber : SNY
45. "___ is long . . . " : ART
47. Initials for Jesus : IHS
49. Eye trouble : STY
50. "We ___ not amused" : ARE
51. Granny and bow : KNOTS
53. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
56. Frost, for one : POET
58. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
62. Risky game : RUSSIANROULETTE
65. More avid : GREEDIER
66. Had qualms about : FEARED
67. X-___ movie : RATED
68. Salesmen's concerns : ORDERS
Down
1. Pry or Bunyan : PAUL
2. "___ long, long way to . . . " : ITSA
3. Track-bet pairing : ENTRY
4. "And what is so ___ a day . . . " : RAREAS
5. Belgian resort : SPA
6. Find a new title : RENAME
7. Bow : ARC
8. Moves swiftly : DARTS
9. Flower extract: Var. : ATAR
10. Pitcher Schoolboy : ROWE
11. First name in jazz : CAB
12. Paintings : OILS
13. "___ Joey" : PAL
14. Literary monogram : RLS
16. "At ___!" (finally) : LONGLAST
21. U.S. physicist : RABI
23. Incas' land : PERU
24. Actualities : FACTS
25. By force : AMAIN
26. Shrewd : CANNY
28. Meet by accident : BUMPINTO
29. Pays up : ANTES
30. Provocateur : AGENT
31. Singer Helen : REDDY
33. Crone : HAG
35. Mariner's direction : ENE
37. Insect : ANT
39. "___ me!" : DEAR
40. Holy Roman emperor : OTHO
46. Settled I.O.U.'s : REPAID
48. More trite : STALER
50. Property, for one : ASSET
51. Deborah or Jean : KERR
52. Slammin' Sammy : SNEAD
53. S.A. country : ARG
54. Aaron or Raymond : BURR
55. Sailing : ASEA
57. Number : ONE
59. Raison d'___ : ETRE
60. British money: Abbr. : STER
61. Knight of TV and others : TEDS
63. European fish : IDE
64. Sky sighting: Abbr. : UFO

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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