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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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M
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H
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R
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F
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,588

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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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