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New York Times, Wednesday, February 5, 1975

Author:
Mary Dorman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Zhivago, etc.: Abbr. : DRS
4. Vulgar : GROSS
9. Church tribunal : ROTA
13. "It takes a ___ o' livin' . . . " : HEAP
14. Climbing vine : LIANE
15. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
16. Two-toed sloth : UNAU
17. Plant perfume : ATTAR
18. ___ at windmills : TILT
19. Plant of mixed origin : HYBRID
21. Flowery shrub : HIBISCUS
23. Trot or canter : GAIT
25. Tree part : LIMB
26. Cellist Piatigorsky : GREGOR
28. Subsided : ABATED
32. Arena roar : OLE
33. Martini garnish, to Cicero : OLIVA
36. Lake in Finland : ENARE
37. Fruit-squeezer leavings : PULP
39. Adult insect : IMAGO
41. Time-tested work : EPIC
42. Soap plant : AMOLE
44. Kind of bread or joke : STALE
46. Here: Fr. : ICI
47. Pea or bean : LEGUME
49. Two Gentlemen's city : VERONA
51. Roman 2020 : MMXX
53. Indies or River : EAST
54. Medicinal plants : HENBANES
58. Plant with stingers : NETTLE
62. Diva's offering : ARIA
63. Paid one's share : ANTED
65. Land of the Dail : ERIN
66. Phoned : RANG
67. Stringed instrument: Fr. : VIOLE
68. Marsh plant : REED
69. Polynesian god : ATEO
70. Short-barreled rifle : YAGER
71. Japanese coin : SEN
Down
1. Disown : DENY
2. Austrian statesman : RAAB
3. Plant having milky juice : SPURGE
4. Flowers for large vases : GLADIOLI
5. Slower: Music abbr. : RIT
6. Gosh or golly : OATH
7. Slow one : SNAIL
8. Powder-keg of W.W. I : SERBIA
9. Poisonous plant : RATSBANE
10. Of the ear : OTIC
11. Balsam of tropics : TOLU
12. Black and red : ANTS
13. Questioning sound : HUH
20. False friend : IAGO
22. Cordage fiber : IMBE
24. Prunes a tree : TRIMS
26. Chaffy bract : GLUME
27. Record again : RELOG
29. Basketball maneuver : TAPIN
30. Heath genus : ERICA
31. Tenth: Prefix : DECI
32. Birthstone : OPAL
34. Tank : VAT
35. Century plant : AGAVE
38. Lead plant : PLUMBAGO
40. Evergreen shrub : OLEANDER
43. Anarchist Goldman : EMMA
45. Gaelic : ERSE
48. Words for a retired admiral : EXNAVY
50. Playful animals : OTTERS
52. City in Ohio : XENIA
54. ___-kiri : HARA
55. Latin-lesson word : ERAT
56. Baseball team : NINE
57. Bog down, in Scotland : STOG
59. Sequoia or tulip : TREE
60. Property right : LIEN
61. Boundary : END
64. Moray, old style : ELE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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