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New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 1975

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,636
Across
1. Baseball Hall of Famer : COBB
5. Kind of guard or TV : COLOR
10. Asian tree : ASAK
14. Russian river : URAL
15. Connect : UNITE
16. Liturgy : RITE
17. Item on a French coat of arms : FLEURDELIS
19. Word with bellum or meridiem : ANTE
20. Unfamiliar : FOREIGN
21. Produce in a pinch : SCAREUP
23. Sapped : BLED
24. Mesopotamia's land : IRAQ
25. Market second-hand : RESELL
28. Turning point : JUNCTURE
32. Germ cell : OVULE
33. Eye of a lariat : HONDA
34. ___ La-Chapelle : AIX
35. "___ ever so humble . . . " : BEIT
36. Desolate tract : WILDS
37. Easy job : SNAP
38. Work unit : ERG
39. Philadelphia player : EAGLE
40. Album offering : PHOTO
41. Clandestine : STEALTHY
43. Animal classifications : FAUNAS
44. Cyrano's trademark : NOSE
45. U. S. suffragist : CATT
46. Pitching motion : OVERARM
49. Vinegary : ACETOUS
53. Impudent : PERT
54. Nomadic instinct : WANDERLUST
56. Counterpart of Boz : ELIA
57. "Forever ___" : AMBER
58. Jacob's dupe : ESAU
59. "Trent's Last ___" : CASE
60. Irish poet : YEATS
61. Balkan native : SERB
Down
1. French or hand : CUFF
2. Flat plinth : ORLO
3. Boxer Max : BAER
4. Third-year judo award : BLUEBELT
5. Shillelagh : CUDGEL
6. Upright : ONEND
7. Gypsy book : LIL
8. Skinner of stage : OTIS
9. Abrogates : RESCINDS
10. Biblical mount : ARARAT
11. Indispensable condition : SINEQUANON
12. Alaskan island : ATTU
13. Exclude, with "out" : KEEP
18. Moon valley : RILLE
22. Old alms box : ARCA
25. Vestments of authority : ROBES
26. Tennis star : EVERT
27. In a class by itself : SUIGENERIS
28. Like a certain Roger : JOLLY
29. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
30. Gaucho gear : RIATA
31. National League team : EXPOS
33. Costly : HIGH
36. Canal, e.g. : WATERWAY
37. Kissinger trips in Mideast : SHUTTLES
39. Lohengrin's bride : ELSA
40. ___ Noster : PATER
42. Blood carriers : AORTAE
43. Stunning defeats : FACERS
45. Youngest son : CADET
46. Mideast oil org. : OPEC
47. Southern constellation : VELA
48. Broadway musical : MAME
50. English river : OUSE
51. Asian grass : USAR
52. Rain check : STUB
55. Pro sports league : NBA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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