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New York Times, Monday, February 24, 1975

Author: Cecil McCormick
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,326
Across Down
1. Ignoble : BASE
5. Japanese ship name : MARU
9. Hailing cry : HOLA
13. Scraps : ORTS
14. Moth-___ : EATEN
15. Teen-___ : AGER
16. Arizona river : SALT
17. River in the sea : GULFSTREAM
19. Mapped : CHARTED
21. Fans : ROOTERS
22. Fish dam : WEIR
23. Terre ___ : HAUTE
24. Kind of victory : MORAL
26. Button material : NACRE
27. Chatter : GAB
30. Mountain spur : ARETE
31. Change : ALTER
32. Acid initials : RNA
33. Roadside litter components : CANS
34. Shun : AVOID
35. Plaster : CEIL
36. Catchall abbr. : ETC
37. Irish county : SLIGO
38. Dinner or home : PLATE
39. Call on : SEE
40. Golfer Walter : HAGEN
41. Mend the roof : RETAR
42. Kind of pie : PECAN
43. Sandburg : CARL
44. Reacted, as a horse : SHIEDAT
47. Part of S.A.C. : COMMAND
50. Caspian feeder : VOLGARIVER
52. Depression figure : OKIE
53. Miss Cinders : ELLA
54. ___ fro : TOAND
55. Hawaiian bird : NENE
56. Headland : NESS
57. Sicilian city : ENNA
58. Ruler : TSAR
1. Pear : BOSC
2. Irish exclamation : ARAH
3. North American river : STLAWRENCE
4. True copies, in law : ESTREATS
5. Miss Muller : MAUD
6. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
7. Function of a prism : REFRACTION
8. Still sweet, as milk : UNSOURED
9. Author Bret : HARTE
10. Curved molding : OGEE
11. King or Edward : LEAR
12. Munitions : ARMS
14. German river : EGER
18. One who carries : TOTER
20. Floor material : TILE
23. Iodine or chlorine : HALOGEN
24. Old weapons : MACES
25. Speak at length : ORATE
26. Pilot's concern : NAVIGATION
27. Famous quintet : GREATLAKES
28. Miss Bryant : ANITA
29. Hay machine : BALER
34. Menu choice : ALACARTE
35. Fulton's creation : CLERMONT
37. ___ tear for : SHEDA
38. Junior's transport : PRAM
42. Remoras : PEGAS
43. Heavy twine : CORD
44. Swedish boy's name : SVEN
45. Loop or golf : HOLE
46. Misfortunes : ILLS
47. Roman meal : CENA
48. Miss Foch : NINA
49. Game animal : DEER
51. Heflin : VAN

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

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