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New York Times, Friday, December 26, 1975

Author: John Prytz
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 47, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 11, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
John Prytz has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,631
Across Down
1. "Bali ___" : HAI
4. Grate : RASP
8. Bottle part : CAP
11. Run-of-the-mill: Abbr. : AVG
12. ___-relievo (high relief) : ALTO
13. Unwilling : AVERSE
17. Futuristic novel, with 21 Across : NINETEEN
19. Thought ___ of 17 Across : POLICE
20. Las Vegas machine : SLOT
21. See 17 Across : EIGHTYFOUR
23. Kind of duke or support : ARCH
25. Recent: Prefix : NEO
26. Attempt : TRY
27. Gazelle of Asia : AHU
28. Witch of ___ : ENDOR
32. Irish Sea isle : MAN
34. N.Y.C. subway agency : MTA
37. Superstate of 17 Across : EURASIA
41. Fruit-tree grove : ORCHARD
43. Park-pond rental item : ROWBOAT
44. Superstate of 17 Across : OCEANIA
45. Compass point : SSE
46. Neighbor of Ga. : FLA
47. Nocturnal animal : LEMUR
49. Relative of long. : LAT
51. Alter ___ : EGO
54. Fiber knot : NEP
56. Telescope part : LENS
58. "Relative" in 17 Across : BIGBROTHER
63. Certain turkeys : TOMS
65. Character in 17 Across : OBRIEN
66. Superstate of 17 Across : EASTASIA
68. Haystack fugitive : NEEDLE
69. Movie dog : ASTA
70. Catchall abbr. : ETC
71. Mideast land: Abbr. : SYR
72. German: Abbr. : TEUT
73. Batters-only in A.L. : DHS
1. Andersen or Brinker : HANS
2. City in Spain : AVILA
3. "___ is strength" (slogan for 57 Down) : IGNORANCE
4. Slum pest : RAT
5. Nautical position : ALEE
6. Beer mug : STEIN
7. Silk fabric : PONGEE
8. Ship's V.I.P. : CAPT
9. Old cry of surprise : AVOY
10. Riches : PELF
14. Disorder : RIOT
15. Horn tissue : SCUR
16. Weird : EERY
18. Delineate : ETCH
22. Users of strops : HONERS
24. Compassionate : HUMANE
29. Pairs : DUOS
30. Author of 17 Across : ORWELL
31. Mortar mixer : RAB
32. Pasture sound : MOO
33. Circle part : ARC
35. Neat : TRIM
36. Subdue, old style : ADAUNT
38. Like a dumdum bullet : SOFTNOSED
39. Adjective suffix : IAL
40. ___ standstill : ATA
42. TV actor Linden : HAL
48. Put on the stove again : REHEAT
50. P.I. native : AETA
51. Black : EBON
52. Scoff at : GIBE
53. Monster : OGRE
55. "___ porridge hot . . . " : PEASE
57. Character in 17 Across : SMITH
59. Bridge calls : BIDS
60. Count on : RELY
61. Unique person : ONER
62. Between Q and V : RSTU
64. Pouches : SACS
67. Work on lace : TAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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