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New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 1975

Author:
Beverly J. Seward
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,630
Across
1. Spanish painter : SERT
5. Health resorts : SPAS
9. Sicilian port : GELA
13. Black Sea arm : AZOV
14. Waste allowance : TRET
15. Pleiades hunter : ORION
16. Reunion-goer : GRAD
17. Lower-case poet : EECUMMINGS
19. Creator of Pooh : AAMILNE
21. Milieu for Moby Dick : DEEPSEA
22. Times of day : NOONS
24. Clothing size: Abbr. : LGE
25. Sandal strips : THONGS
28. Expert on the sucker trade : PTBARNUM
33. Logrolling contest : ROLEO
34. Corp. official : TREAS
35. Naval bureau: Abbr. : ONI
36. Employer : USER
37. ___ down (abridges) : BOILS
38. Planes : JETS
39. Writer Deighton : LEN
40. Nutcracker, for one : SUITE
41. Melon action : SPLIT
42. Giant grid great : YATITTLE
44. One of the Clarks : RAMSEY
45. Fed. bureau : NAA
46. Take care of : SEETO
48. Icebox activity : RAIDING
52. Stripper's wear : GSTRING
56. Author of "Westward Ha!" : SJPERELMAN
58. Chair-repairer's need : GLUE
59. Florists' supplies : VASES
60. Verdi heroine : AIDA
61. City officials: Abbr. : ALDS
62. Incite : PROD
63. Faucet annoyance : DRIP
64. U.N. vote : NYET
Down
1. Ambitious prose work : SAGA
2. Biblical prophet : EZRA
3. Ramble : ROAM
4. Tube-watcher's fare : TVDINNER
5. Office-pool members : STENOS
6. Spruce up : PREEN
7. Power org. : AEC
8. Kind of poker : STUD
9. Malcontent : GRIPER
10. German one : EINS
11. Theater box : LOGE
12. Handlelike part : ANSA
15. Greek letters : OMEGAS
18. Dame Nellie et al. : MELBAS
20. Speech: Prefix : LOGO
23. Goblins : SPRITES
25. Sign-off word, with "Yours" : TRULY
26. O.T. book : HOSEA
27. Fragrant : OLENT
29. Communications prefix : TELE
30. Coward and Harrison : NOELS
31. Loosen : UNTIE
32. London climate, often : MISTY
34. Labor : TOIL
37. Gas for lighters : BUTANE
38. Famed banker : JPMORGAN
40. Elevator alternative : STAIRS
41. Satisfied, in Germany : SATT
43. Verily! : INDEED
44. Fasten again : RESNAP
47. Islands off Sicily : EGADI
48. Invitation initials : RSVP
49. Open : AJAR
50. ___ facto : IPSO
51. Pleased : GLAD
53. In a poor way : ILLY
54. "___ Descending a Staircase" : NUDE
55. Exploit : GEST
57. Chief, in India : MIR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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