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New York Times, Wednesday, March 12, 1975

Author:
Leonard Goldberg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F H J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,342
Across
1. Source of great wealth : GOLDMINE
9. Fleece or Bough : GOLDEN
15. Vespucius : AMERICUS
16. Olive enzyme : OLEASE
17. Showing devotion : REVERENT
18. Shack : LEANTO
19. Geraint's wife : ENID
20. Boy Scout pioneer : BEARD
22. Perceptive : KEEN
23. La ___, Bolivia : PAZ
24. Tropical tree : EBO
26. Students: Abbr. : SRS
27. G. I. neckwear : DOGTAG
31. Land with rainy plains : SPAIN
33. French friends : AMIES
34. Old English pennies : STERLINGS
38. Teutonic goddess : NORN
39. Hired thugs : GOONS
40. Trim : NEAT
41. Former area of Africa : GOLDCOAST
43. Perle : MESTA
44. Fine cloths : SILKS
45. P. O. machine : SORTER
46. Flatfoot : COP
49. White House initials : DDE
50. Finished : DID
51. Odd, in Scotland : ORRA
53. Military aide's décor : BRAID
55. Pelvic bones : ILIA
59. City of Wisconsin : WAUSAU
61. Jewelry-store purchase : GOLDRING
63. Conclusion : ENDING
64. Metropolis of Australia : ADELAIDE
65. Bed frames : STEADS
66. "___ at night, sailors' delight" : REDSKIES
Down
1. Station, in Lyon : GARE
2. Presage : OMEN
3. Jacob's son : LEVI
4. Scott : DRED
5. Russian community : MIR
6. Hangover help : ICEBAG
7. Vasco ___ de Balboa : NUNEZ
8. This: Sp. : ESTA
9. Items at Ft. Knox : GOLDBARS
10. Cheer for a matador : OLE
11. News source, at times : LEAK
12. Hamlet and Andersen : DANES
13. Chemical compound : ESTER
14. Bright lights : NEONS
21. Rue : REPENT
23. Dance step : PAS
25. Banana or olive : OIL
27. Mild expletive : DANG
28. Melville novel : OMOO
29. Kind of scout : GIRL
30. Inclines : TENDS
31. Facing a glacier : STOSS
32. Forty-___ : NINER
34. Long, steady rain : SOAKER
35. Series of boxes : NEST
36. Golden ___ : GATE
37. Gold ___ : STAR
39. Beetles for Poe : GOLDBUGS
42. El ___ : CID
43. Dress style : MOD
45. Moved obliquely : SIDLED
46. Port on Isle of Wight : COWES
47. Praying figure : ORANT
48. Fastidious person : PRUDE
50. Electron tube : DIODE
52. ___ Minor : ASIA
54. Culture medium : AGAR
55. Mideast land: Var. : IRAK
56. Roman 53 : LIII
57. India, to French : INDE
58. Golden and others : AGES
60. Connective : AND
62. Librarian's degree : DLS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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