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New York Times, Tuesday, December 23, 1975

Author:
Martin Bryan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { B F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,628
Across
1. Bee: Prefix : API
4. Prohibit : ESTOP
9. Disencumber : RID
12. Indian camel : OONT
14. Marie Antoinette, e.g. : REINE
15. Miss Miles : VERA
16. Addendum to a catty remark : NOTHINGPERSONAL
19. Beethoven's Third : EROICA
20. Forced air reactions : SUCTIONS
21. Transmitted : SENT
23. Prepare an orange : PEEL
24. Junior salaams : CURTSIES
28. "___ my fill" (no more) : IVEHAD
32. Single : UNAL
33. Maneuver a nautical rope : REEVE
35. Mine yield : ORE
36. Household guardians : LARESANDPENATES
40. Three, in Rome : TRE
41. Oak and maple, e.g. : TREES
42. Make ends ___ : MEET
43. Luncheon dish : OMELET
45. New ___ (N.Y. suburb) : ROCHELLE
48. Voice part : ALTO
50. Biblical town : MAON
51. Extends into another area : OVERLAPS
55. Hot ___ (auto racer) : RODDER
59. Words on a "Keep Out" sign : PRIVATEPROPERTY
61. S.A. timber tree : TALA
62. Biblical archangel : URIEL
63. Miss Moreno : RITA
64. Mr. Caesar : SID
65. Horses' showpieces : MANES
66. Contract-signer's need : PEN
Down
1. Tops : AONE
2. Inferior : POOR
3. Preposition : INTO
4. Verdi opera : ERNANI
5. Portion: Abbr. : SEG
6. Offerings to bettors : TIPS
7. Kind of manship : ONEUP
8. Understand : PERCEIVE
9. Gambling city : RENO
10. Mideast land : IRAN
11. Pigeon peas : DALS
13. Prickly plant : THISTLE
15. Open-weave fabric : VOILE
17. Desserts : ICES
18. Mr. Brodie, formally : STEVEN
22. Coated steel sheet : TERNE
24. Worship, in Italy : CULTO
25. Make harmless : UNARM
26. Street show : RAREE
27. Passover event : SEDER
29. One of Miami's many : HOTEL
30. Spinning : AREEL
31. Italy's Villa ___ : DESTE
34. ___ Downs : EPSOM
37. Actress Adler : STELLA
38. Late jazz pianist : ARTTATUM
39. One proposing a rider to a bill : AMENDER
44. Insect stage : LARVA
46. Dec. 25 offerings : CAROLS
47. Kind of skirt or la : HOOP
49. "Lakme," e.g. : OPERA
51. Chooses : OPTS
52. True, in Paris : VRAI
53. Barren, to Scots : EILD
54. Short ride : SPIN
56. Coffee grind : DRIP
57. Little one: Suffix : ETTE
58. Actor O'Neal : RYAN
60. Western Indian : REE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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