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New York Times, Saturday, December 6, 1975

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,611
Across
1. N.Y. river : EAST
5. Brooklyn institute : PRATT
10. Scrutinize : SCAN
14. Voice : ALTO
15. Kind of year : LUNAR
16. Musical group : TRIO
17. Clever feat : COUP
18. Disney-studio output : ANIMATIONS
20. Ill-fated egg, with 22 Across : HUMPTY
22. See 20 Across : DUMPTY
23. Actor Blore : ERIC
25. "What's on the ___?" : MENU
26. Plastic ingredient : STYRENE
29. Leprechaun's home : IRELAND
33. Overly : TOO
34. Outlet : EGRESS
36. Actor Novello : IVOR
37. Possessive : OUR
38. Do lacework : TAT
39. Call ___ day : ITA
40. Certain responses: Abbr. : ACKS
42. Certain literary thief : PIRATE
45. Weaken : SAP
46. Nurse to legendary twins : SHEWOLF
48. Basic idea : KEYNOTE
50. Sea call : AHOY
51. Large bird : EMEU
52. Diplomatic-talk level : SUMMIT
55. O.T. book : PSALMS
59. Scandal of 1924 : TEAPOTDOME
63. Xmas carol : NOEL
64. Kind of seaman : ABLE
65. Consumer : EATER
66. Sugar source : CANE
67. Eagle or head : BALD
68. Lees : DREGS
69. Current : EDDY
Down
1. ___ other : EACH
2. Baseball's Matty : ALOU
3. Grape juice : STUM
4. Silk hat : TOPPER
5. In a game : PLAYING
6. Bull or home : RUN
7. Tropical bird : ANI
8. Headpiece : TAM
9. Horn and Vic : TRADERS
10. Incentives : STIMULI
11. ___ up (occur) : CROP
12. Contraction of sorts : AINT
13. Inquisitive : NOSY
19. Adjust : TUNE
21. Shoe or hat : TREE
24. Assure : CERTIFY
25. Eraser's target : MISTAKE
26. Porticoes : STOAS
27. Final football down : TOUCH
28. Australian peninsula : YORKE
30. Dispatch boat : AVISO
31. ___ home (out) : NOTAT
32. Manner of hanging : DRAPE
35. Attention : EAR
41. Up to one's ears in : SWAMPED
42. Schemed : PLOTTED
43. Moderates : TEMPERS
44. Spots : EYES
47. "Beautiful ___" : OHIO
49. Subtle variation : NUANCE
52. Pierce : STAB
53. Tunisian measure : UEBA
54. Shaded walk : MALL
56. Prepare to fire : LOAD
57. Improve : MEND
58. Weaver's reed : SLEY
60. Women's org. : DAR
61. Native: Suffix : OTE
62. Alcott girl : MEG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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