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New York Times, Saturday, February 1, 1975

Author: Alice H. Kaufman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,303
Across Down
1. Chooses : OPTS
5. Lake in northern Ireland : NEAGH
10. Word with bang : SLAM
14. Revile : RAIL
15. Tidal flood : EAGRE
16. Bird or gilded : CAGE
17. American Indian : CREE
18. Blotch : STAIN
19. Kind of gun or squad : RIOT
20. Denuded : STRIPT
22. Having control : INCHARGE
24. Shadowy creature : GROUNDHOG
26. Brass instruments : ALTHORNS
29. Stan the Man : MUSIAL
33. Smock's companion : BERET
34. Virginia willows : ITEAS
36. Naval rating: Abbr. : CPO
37. Peak first scaled in 1953 : EVEREST
39. Blood deficiencies : ANEMIAS
41. Golfer's need : TEE
42. Diaphanous : SHEER
44. Chop finely : MINCE
45. Remit : SENDTO
47. Part-time news correspondent : STRINGER
49. See 24 Across : WOODCHUCK
51. One going awol : DESERTER
54. Church reader : LECTOR
58. Seed covering : ARIL
59. Abridge : ELIDE
61. Suave : OILY
62. Run of the ___ : MILL
63. More mature : RIPER
64. Away from the wind : ALEE
65. Establishes : SETS
66. Gluts : SATES
67. Beverages : TEAS
1. Grampuses : ORCS
2. ___ of speech : PART
3. Row : TIER
4. Santa, on his rounds : SLEIGHER
5. Elder counselor : NESTOR
6. Dine : EAT
7. In opposition : AGAINST
8. Daily rat race : GRIND
9. Retainer : HENCHMAN
10. Rawboned animals : SCRAGS
11. Den : LAIR
12. Eager : AGOG
13. Apportion : METE
21. One who disagrees: Var. : PROTESTOR
23. Domestic pests : HOUSEMICE
25. Join : UNITE
26. Incites : ABETS
27. Reception : LEVEE
28. Made of wood : TREEN
30. Frosting : ICING
31. Rapidly : APACE
32. Also-ran : LOSER
35. Planet : EARTH
38. Six and trouble : SHOOTERS
40. Gold-digger's reward : MINKCOAT
43. Written document, old style : ESCRIPT
46. Resides : DWELLS
48. Emperors : RULERS
50. Festival honoring Apollo : DELIA
51. Beaver products : DAMS
52. Penna. city : ERIE
53. Sediment : SILT
55. Floor material : TILE
56. Olive genus : OLEA
57. Grains : RYES
60. Scottish river : DEE

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

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