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New York Times, Monday, December 1, 1975

Author: Ruth Smith
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,606
Across Down
1. After-bath application : TALC
5. East, West or in : SIDER
10. Kind of sell or drink : SOFT
14. Winged : ALAR
15. Type style : ELITE
16. New World: Abbr. : AMER
17. "___ dismissed!" : CASE
18. Show again : RERUN
19. Vasco da ___ : GAMA
20. Busy group at Yuletide : SALVATIONARMY
23. ___ dye : TIE
24. Stupid ones : ASSES
25. Lay ___ to (demand) : CLAIM
28. Medit. tree : CAROB
32. Handout seeker : HOBO
33. Chain-reaction theory : DOMINO
34. Opposite of neg. : POS
37. Name linked to 20 Across : EVANGELINEBOOTH
40. Anti-prohibitionist : WET
41. Actress Ella : RAINES
42. Ballet movement : PLIE
43. Bancroft and Baxter : ANNES
44. Spore case : THECA
45. Rubinstein : ANTON
49. Go to court : SUE
50. Ante up for Yuletide bellringers : FEEDTHEKETTLE
56. Filament: Suffix : TENE
57. Violin : AMATI
58. Entry : ITEM
61. Taro root : EDDO
62. Forty-___ : NINER
63. Melody : ARIA
64. Actor Robert : RYAN
65. ___ down (scold) : DRESS
66. Dispatched : SENT
1. Partner of tic and toe : TAC
2. ___ bonne heure : ALA
3. Young one : LASS
4. World : CREATION
5. Start a tennis game : SERVE
6. ___-la-Crosse, Sask. : ILEA
7. Country-road material : DIRT
8. Toilet case : ETUI
9. Western city : RENO
10. Heroic writings : SAGAS
11. Bradley et al. : OMARS
12. "Cherchez la ___" : FEMME
13. Lazy Susans : TRAYS
21. Fast train: Abbr. : LIM
22. Powerful one : NABOB
25. Mouthful, as of tobacco : CHEW
26. "Greater ___ hath no man . . . " : LOVE
27. Blind as ___ : ABAT
28. Bobwhite : COLIN
29. Ammonia compound : AMINE
30. Russian hemps : RINES
31. Come into ___ own : ONES
33. Acheson : DEAN
34. North or fishing : POLE
35. Of the ear : OTIC
36. Mets' home : SHEA
38. Cary or U.S. : GRANT
39. Hamlet's friend et al. : OPHELIAS
44. Word of reproof : TUT
45. ___ dinner speech : AFTER
46. People helped by 20 Across : NEEDY
47. ___ fire (stoke) : TENDA
48. "___ a Grecian Urn" : ODEON
49. Foments : STIRS
51. Bridge unit : HAND
52. Arab prince : EMIR
53. Film Citizen : KANE
54. Paris seasons : ETES
55. Be, in France : ETRE
59. German article : EIN
60. Shoe cleaner : MAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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