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New York Times, Monday, December 22, 1975

Author:
H. M. Kennedy
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,627
Across
1. Kind of dragon : SNAP
5. Kind of stone : FLAG
9. Kind of weight : PAPER
14. Mauna Loa product : LAVA
15. Theater area : LOGE
16. In flames : AFIRE
17. Openings : APERTURES
19. Miss Bordoni : IRENE
20. Roles : PARTS
21. Exalted : ENTHRONED
23. Indian nurse : AYAH
25. Social events : TEAS
26. Holding for a fall-guy : BAG
28. Stadium sound : RAH
30. Sampler sentiments : MOTTOS
35. Pitcher : EWER
37. Party dress : DANCEFROCK
40. Novelist Ouida : RAMEE
42. Also : TOO
43. Intensity : FORCE
44. Exceeds : TRANSCENDS
47. Certain test answer : TRUE
48. Diploma candidate : SENIOR
49. Dawn goddess : EOS
51. Bitter vetch : ERS
52. N.Z. evergreen : TAWA
55. Unit of loudness : PHON
57. Parade-stand activity : REVIEWING
62. ___ space : OUTER
65. Shed ___ : ATEAR
66. Of the continental U.S. : STATESIDE
68. Zoroastrian of India : PARSI
69. Kind of dream : PIPE
70. Mirror backing : TAIN
71. Impassive one : STOIC
72. Belgian river : YSER
73. Dog or bob : SLED
Down
1. Kind of stick or happy : SLAP
2. Calif. valley : NAPA
3. Statistical citizen : AVERAGEMAN
4. Kind of line : PARTY
5. Winter ailment : FLU
6. Knowledge : LORE
7. Insurance ___ : AGENT
8. Exploit : GESTE
9. Splits into partnerships : PAIRSOFF
10. Hair style : AFRO
11. Column edge : PIEN
12. Sea eagle : ERNE
13. Surgeon Walter : REED
18. Ruler : TSAR
22. Harness part : HAME
24. Held : HAD
26. Lahr and Wheeler : BERTS
27. Cognizant : AWARE
29. "Oh, how I ___ to get up . . . " : HATE
31. Student's cheating aid : TROT
32. Like hurricane rains : TORRENTIAL
33. Appear : OCCUR
34. Snow-sports gear: Var. : SKEES
36. Kidney: Prefix : RENI
38. French denial : NON
39. ___ of honor : CODE
41. Abstruse : ESOTERIC
45. Bird's crop : CRAW
46. Bribe : SOP
50. Brake part : SHOE
53. Delicate : WISPY
54. The opposition : ANTIS
56. Expels : OUSTS
57. Knocks : RAPS
58. "L'___, c'est . . . " : ETAT
59. Florida's ___ Beach : VERO
60. Rumanian city : IASI
61. Stare : GAPE
63. "___ was a lady" : EDIE
64. Split : REND
67. Thrice: Prefix : TER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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