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New York Times, Thursday, March 13, 1975

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,343
Across
1. Exchange : SWAP
5. Half of a spy's outfit : CLOAK
10. Fell for : BIT
13. Miss Louise : TINA
14. Wake up : ROUSE
15. What sugar growers raise : CANE
16. Wing-shaped : ALAR
17. Pending : INTHEWORKS
19. Evades : BYPASSES
21. Most wan : PALEST
22. Actor Will : GEER
23. Relative of karate : JUDO
24. Established principles : CANONS
27. Kent's alter ego : SUPERMAN
31. Topple : UPEND
32. Fogies : DODOS
33. Mine product : ORE
34. Cheers : RAHS
35. Doyle's middle name : CONAN
36. Word in a sampler : HOME
37. Muff : ERR
38. Hits a gong : BONGS
39. Uninterested : BORED
40. Campus people : STUDENTS
42. Like King Midas : GREEDY
43. Vittles : EATS
44. Peruse : READ
45. Smoothly polite : URBANE
48. Favorite places : HANGOUTS
52. Underestimates : SELLSSHORT
54. Songbird : WREN
55. Blue-pencil : EDIT
56. Potato, for one : TUBER
57. Military alliance : NATO
58. Bribe : SOP
59. Bedtime or second : STORY
60. Killed : SLEW
Down
1. Make a ___ at : STAB
2. Crafty : WILY
3. Take ___ (snooze) : ANAP
4. Models of excellence : PARAGONS
5. Emergencies : CRISES
6. Solitary person : LONER
7. On the ___ (not speaking) : OUTS
8. Kind of blonde : ASH
9. Remain informed : KEEPUPON
10. Reveal : BARE
11. Signs : INKS
12. Trial : TEST
15. Kind of guard or blind : COLOR
18. ___ into (attacks vigorously) : WADES
20. Transmit : SEND
23. Traitor : JUDAS
24. French priests : CURES
25. Separated : APART
26. Indian leader : NEHRU
27. Ditties : SONGS
28. Poet Marianne : MOORE
29. Well-prepared : ARMED
30. Indigent : NEEDY
32. Do's and ___ : DONTS
35. Competitions : CONTESTS
36. Rural dances : HOEDOWNS
38. Pork's companion : BEANS
39. Vaunt : BRAG
41. Handed out : DEALT
42. Upper class : GENTRY
44. More uncommon : RARER
45. Employs : USES
46. Redecorate : REDO
47. Image on a radar screen : BLIP
48. Rod-rider : HOBO
49. U.S.S.R. range : URAL
50. Head, in Nice : TETE
51. Drift or job : SNOW
53. Shack : HUT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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