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New York Times, Tuesday, February 18, 1975

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Coarse file : RASP
5. Master or Marshall : PLAN
9. Concerning : ASTO
13. Champagne bucket : ICER
14. Threshold : LIMEN
16. Leg bone : SHIN
17. Product giveaway : FREESAMPLE
19. Sampling of opinions : POLL
20. Destructive insect : TERMITE
21. Part of S.P.C.A. : SOCIETY
23. Grain elevator : SILO
24. Detection device : SONAR
25. Unmitigated nerve : CRUST
27. Rabid : FANATICAL
31. Wild or brown : RICE
32. Coop dweller : HEN
33. Term of office : TENURE
34. Inquire : ASK
35. Racetrack worker : SADDLER
37. Turf : SOD
38. Zoo employee : KEEPER
40. ___ Gatos : LOS
41. Kind of party : STAG
42. Runner : ERRANDBOY
44. Seed : SPORE
45. Namely : TOWIT
46. Holly tree : HOLM
47. Run-down building : RATTRAP
50. Musical instrument : MARIMBA
53. Hautboy : OBOE
54. Student's milestone : REPORTCARD
56. Disparage : SLUR
57. Roman magistrate : EDILE
58. Adams : EDIE
59. Hardens : SETS
60. Goblet part : STEM
61. Perceived : SEEN
Down
1. Fissure : RIFT
2. Israeli port : ACRE
3. Summer-suit material : SEERSUCKER
4. Assumption : PREMISE
5. Greek philosopher : PLATO
6. Rickey ingredient : LIME
7. Elec. unit : AMP
8. Wrestling hold : NELSON
9. Medicine-chest standby : ASPIRIN
10. Brogan : SHOE
11. Lean : TILT
12. Single : ONLY
15. Infants : NEONATES
18. Soil deposit : SILT
22. Kind of corner : CATER
24. Little League locale : SANDLOT
25. Short-billed rail : CRAKE
26. Stair part : RISER
27. Nourished : FED
28. Not mass-produced : CUSTOMMADE
29. Bellowing : AROAR
30. Shelf : LEDGE
32. Nuts and bolts : HARDWARE
35. Spanish man : SENOR
36. Myrna : LOY
39. Sounds of little feet : PATTERS
41. Prepares movie film : SPLICES
43. Two-footed creatures : BIPEDS
44. Kind : SORT
46. Seraglio : HAREM
47. Antarctic sea : ROSS
48. Qualified : ABLE
49. ___ de suite : TOUT
50. Beauty mark : MOLE
51. Soft cheese : BRIE
52. Arabian gulf : ADEN
55. Deep hole : PIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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