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New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,615
Across
1. Sandwich or soda : CLUB
5. Belle of the West : STARR
10. Gang : CREW
14. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
15. Flower bract : PALEA
16. Stray : ROVE
17. Agitate : STIR
18. Willa Cather's "___ Lady" : ALOST
19. U.S. labor leader : ABEL
20. Treat unfairly : HITBELOWTHEBELT
23. "___ well!" : ALLS
24. Nursery item : BIB
25. Nest-building fish : ACARAS
28. Isolate : CLOSEOFF
33. Affirm : POSIT
34. Farah's country : IRAN
35. "And that ain't ___" : HAY
36. Start the daily grind : PUNCHATIMECLOCK
40. Away from: Prefix : APO
41. Jabberwocky word : MOME
42. Eldest, in France : AINEE
43. Not to mention : LETALONE
46. Medieval helmets : ARMETS
47. Irish sea god : LER
48. Part of a French play : ACTE
49. Musical of 1929 : STRIKEUPTHEBAND
57. Sounds of surprise : HOHO
58. Banal : TRITE
59. In ___ of : LIEU
60. Border on : ABUT
61. Basketball play : TAPIN
62. Seed plant of India : URAD
63. Reminder : MEMO
64. In reserve : ONICE
65. Italian town : ESTE
Down
1. Blackjack, in Britain : COSH
2. French novelist : LOTI
3. Monad : UNIT
4. Wild : BARBARIC
5. Stone fragments : SPALLS
6. Brass guardian of Crete : TALOS
7. Not topside : ALOW
8. Musical sign : REST
9. Actor Basil : RATHBONE
10. Buster of films : CRABBE
11. Mantle : ROBE
12. Knievel : EVEL
13. Shoe part : WELT
21. Port of Israel : ELATH
22. Ice, in Germany : EIS
25. Dismay : APPAL
26. Sedan's relative : COUPE
27. Like ___ (probably) : ASNOT
28. Wrongdoing : CRIME
29. Rich fabric : LAME
30. Irish exclamation : OHONE
31. Phase : FACET
32. Fishing nets : FYKES
34. Lay ___ : ITON
37. Cherub : AMORETTO
38. Blanche or du jour : CARTE
39. Greenish shade : LIMEBLUE
44. San Francisco mayor : ALIOTO
45. Albanian coin : LEK
46. One-seeded fruit : ACHENE
48. Greek : ATTIC
49. Fake : SHAM
50. "___ sure!" : TOBE
51. French drink : RHUM
52. Monitor lizard : URAN
53. N.Z. mollusk : PIPI
54. Tunes : AIRS
55. Tidy : NEAT
56. Kind of ranch : DUDE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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