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George Laczko
George Laczko

New York Times, Tuesday, February 18, 1975

21-Across : Part of S.P.C.A.

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
George Laczko has 37 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,320
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:
2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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