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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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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,307

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Students & seniors
Across
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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
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Disown : DENY
2
Austrian statesman : RAAB
3
Plant having milky juice : SPURGE
4
Flowers for large vases : GLADIOLI
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Slower: Music abbr. : RIT
6
Gosh or golly : OATH
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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
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Birthstone : OPAL
34
Tank : VAT
35
Century plant : AGAVE
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Lead plant : PLUMBAGO
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Evergreen shrub : OLEANDER
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Anarchist Goldman : EMMA
45
Gaelic : ERSE
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Words for a retired admiral : EXNAVY
50
Playful animals : OTTERS
52
City in Ohio : XENIA
54
___-kiri : HARA
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Latin-lesson word : ERAT
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Baseball team : NINE
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Bog down, in Scotland : STOG
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Sequoia or tulip : TREE
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Property right : LIEN
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Boundary : END
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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