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New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 1975

Author:
Steele
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,607

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Ginger or cold : SNAP
5. Kind of demon : SPEED
10. Rotunda feature : DOME
14. Sharpen : HONE
15. Earth: Fr. : TERRE
16. "Thanks ___ so much" : EVER
17. Wish ___ a star : UPON
18. Lake in Iran : URMIA
19. Tree for a Yule bird : PEAR
20. Mount Sinai heritage : TENCOMMANDMENTS
23. Rose or snakes' ___ : HIPS
24. Pallid : WAN
25. Fable endings : MORALS
28. Most vain : PROUDEST
33. Makes the first poker bet : OPENS
34. Sing to baby : CROON
35. "___ Rita" : RIO
36. Cozy spot : NEST
37. Genesis event : FLOOD
38. Jot : IOTA
39. Numerical prefix : TRI
40. Actor Warner : OLAND
41. Llama's habitat : ANDES
42. "Postage and ___" (mail-order extra) : HANDLING
44. Certify on oath : ATTEST
45. Wheel part : RIM
46. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
47. Babylonian heritage : CODEOFHAMMURABI
55. Cuckoos : ANIS
56. Vichy leader : LAVAL
57. Time periods : ERAS
58. Fall-leaf colors : REDS
59. Get ___ out of (annoy) : ARISE
60. Threshold : SILL
61. Weight system : TROY
62. Interior : MIDST
63. Assume : TAKE
Down
1. Out of business : SHUT
2. Relative of nix : NOPE
3. Nameless: Abbr. : ANON
4. Inclination : PENCHANT
5. Baffles : STUMPS
6. Hair jobs, for short : PERMS
7. Miss Bombeck : ERMA
8. Place to come back to : ERIN
9. Useless personnel : DEADWOOD
10. Be undetermined : DEPEND
11. Part of a range : OVEN
12. Sweet ___ (candy) : MEAT
13. Sins : ERRS
21. Banana and machine : OILS
22. Must, in Scotland : MAUN
25. May, for one : MONTH
26. "Parsifal," e.g. : OPERA
27. Varnish ingredient : RESIN
28. Antler part : PRONG
29. Crucifix : ROOD
30. Wear away : ERODE
31. Locations : SITES
32. Prosit : TOAST
34. Tribe : CLAN
37. Humbug : FLIMFLAM
38. Borrower's burden : INTEREST
40. Mixture : OLIO
41. Aleutian island : ATTU
43. Stylish : DRESSY
44. Small sea extension : ARMLET
46. Heap up : AMASS
47. Go or dog : CART
48. Nonesuch : ONER
49. Queen of Carthage : DIDO
50. Mata ___ : HARI
51. Keen : AVID
52. Found in 26 Down : ARIA
53. Stop short : BALK
54. ___ of Man : ISLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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