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New York Times, Monday, December 8, 1975

Author: Paul R. Barnes
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Paul R. Barnes has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,613
Across Down
1. Political unit : BLOC
5. Necklace part : CLASP
10. At a ___ (puzzled) : LOSS
14. European resort : LIDO
15. Le ___, French port : HAVRE
16. Body of Kaffir warriors : IMPI
17. Church corner : AMEN
18. Blue entry on a map : OCEAN
19. Standout : ONER
20. G. & S. character : SORCERER
22. Buffoons : ZANIES
24. Iowa city : AMES
25. Lively dance : GALOP
26. Party-giving initials : RSVP
28. G. & S. craft : PINAFORE
31. Loves highly : DOTES
32. Rainbows : ARCS
33. Marble : TAW
34. Beverage : ADE
35. Wallop : PASTE
37. Genesis name : EVE
38. Light-horse Harry : LEE
39. Western Indians : SACS
40. Kind of tube : INNER
42. G. & S. dropout : IOLANTHE
44. Witticisms : MOTS
45. Peculiarity : TRAIT
46. Abba ___ : EBAN
48. Suburban catchall : GARAGE
50. G. & S.'s "___ the Guard" : YEOMENOF
54. Winged : ALAR
55. Approaches : NEARS
57. Silkworm thread : BAVE
58. Bark cloth : TAPA
59. Kind of strip or opera : COMIC
60. Eye part : UVEA
61. Listen! : HIST
62. Between ars and tees : ESSES
63. District: Abbr. : TERR
1. Gil ___ : BLAS
2. Airport transport, for short : LIMO
3. Baltic feeder : ODER
4. Like a bowl : CONCAVE
5. Dull duty : CHORE
6. Cluny and Val : LACES
7. Affirm : AVER
8. Madrid Mrs. : SRA
9. G. & S. locale : PENZANCE
10. ___ Judah (Selassie) : LIONOF
11. Very strong : OMNIPOTENT
12. German admiral : SPEE
13. Some letter addressees : SIRS
21. Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
23. Lackaday! : ALAS
25. Encircled : GIRT
26. Pendleton event : RODEO
27. Words for sharp minds : STEELTRAPS
28. Old-hat : PASSE
29. Top reviews : RAVES
30. Wide-spouted jug : EWER
31. Mustachioed artist : DALI
35. G. & S. virtue : PATIENCE
36. Eight, in Berlin : ACHT
39. Stocking mishap : SNAG
40. Moslem priest : IMAM
41. "___ the brave . . . " : NONEBUT
43. Biblical landfall : ARARAT
46. Spooky : EERIE
47. Pears : BOSCS
48. Home of Goliath : GATH
49. Jai ___ : ALAI
50. Sweet potatoes : YAMS
51. Wheel hub : NAVE
52. Above : OVER
53. Cape off N.C. : FEAR
56. Aurora : EOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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