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Chet Currier
Chet Currier

New York Times, Friday, December 19, 1975

Author: Chet Currier
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { G Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Chet Currier has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,624
Across Down
1. Kind of fund : SLUSH
6. Trojan War hero : AJAX
10. Grating sound : RASP
14. Park linked to Edison : MENLO
15. City in N.J. : LODI
16. Others, to Ovid : ALIA
17. Subject of King Lear's lament : ATHANKLESSCHILD
20. Affirms : AVERS
21. Actor Edward : ASNER
22. Where Cairo is: Abbr. : ILL
24. Persistent one : DIEHARD
28. Chemical ending : ENE
29. Soft mineral : TALC
31. Entertainer Allen : STEVE
32. Superlative endings : ESTS
33. Faint : SWOON
35. Underground worker : MINER
37. Start of a possible question by 17 Across : WHATHAVEYOU
41. Red as ___ : ABEET
42. Vehicle for Steele or Mencken : ESSAY
45. Glance over : SCAN
48. Mennonite people : AMISH
51. Continental prefix : EURO
52. Record-player part : ARM
53. Cut to pieces : SLICEUP
55. Radiation unit : REM
56. Under, poetically : NEATH
58. Like nippy air : CRISP
60. Rest of question : DONEFORMELATELY
66. Actor Alan : ALDA
67. Achievement : DEED
68. Vikings' descendants : NORSE
69. Boat problem : LEAK
70. Shower with love : DOTE
71. Kilns : OASTS
1. Wee, in Glasgow : SMA
2. Allow : LET
3. Desecrate : UNHALLOW
4. Croat, e.g. : SLAV
5. Sharpened : HONED
6. Ready : ALLSET
7. DiMaggio : JOE
8. Classifieds : ADS
9. Greek letters : XIS
10. Fan sounds : RAHS
11. Works on wheels : ALINES
12. Kind of partner : SILENT
13. Chaplains : PADRES
18. Malay dagger : KRIS
19. Lout : CAD
22. "___ a bird . . . " : ITS
23. John or Bonar : LAW
25. Of the blood : HEMATIC
26. Tel ___ : AVIV
27. Descartes : RENE
30. Broadway showman : COHAN
32. Jagged : EROSE
34. Apprehend : NAB
36. Needle part : EYE
38. River duck : TEAL
39. Prefix for sphere : HEMI
40. Ones seizing power : USURPERS
43. Metric measure : ARE
44. ___ Kippur : YOM
45. Beach wear : SANDAL
46. Bayou patois : CREOLE
47. Actress Blake : AMANDA
49. Leave a group : SECEDE
50. Pitch : HURL
53. Radio-wave abbr. : SHF
54. Literary ___ (typewriter) : PIANO
57. Deck wood : TEAK
59. Greek portico : STOA
61. Kind of job : ODD
62. Popular auto of 1920's : REO
63. Convened : MET
64. Naval craft: Abbr. : LST
65. Widely-sought response : YES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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