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New York Times, Saturday, March 15, 1975

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { B J V W Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,345
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1. Commentator Cooke : ALISTAIR
9. Neighbor of Boys Town : OMAHA
14. Cavity filler, in France : DENTISTE
15. Church law : CANON
16. Philosopher René : DESCARTES
17. "Time is ___ friend" : AKIND
18. Brass or steel : ALLOY
19. Tousles : MUSSES
21. Conduits : MAINS
22. Kind of private : SEMI
23. Promontory : NESS
26. Peer Gynt's mother et al. : ASES
27. Manuscript volume : CODEX
28. Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
29. Pining nymph : ECHO
31. Splash : SPATTER
33. Bal ___ : MASQUE
36. Greek goddess : ATHENA
37. Ascribes to : IMPUTES
39. Play part : ACTI
40. Golfer's alert : FORE
41. ___ one's lucky stars : THANK
43. Pacific palm : NIPA
47. Ollie's friend : FRAN
48. Historic period : AERA
49. African people : AGNIS
50. Seven-year et al. : ITCHES
52. Moss and tea : ROSES
53. Great enthusiasm : MANIA
55. Fix the potholes : RESURFACE
58. " . . . and behold it was a ___" : DREAM
59. Involves, in Paris : ENTRAINE
60. Edge along : SIDLE
61. Left off : DESISTED
1. Miss St. Johns and others : ADELAS
2. Caron : LESLIE
3. Trivial : INCONSEQUENTIAL
4. Restrains : STAYS
5. French rifle-range : TIR
6. Deer: Suffix : AST
7. Listed in detail, old style : ITEMED
8. Job-seekers' offerings : RESUMES
9. Wood sorrels : OCAS
10. Set no store by : MAKENOTHINGOFIT
11. Liqueur : ANISETTE
12. Word of endearment : HON
13. Connective : AND
16. Spanish lady : DAMA
20. Beer-can quantity : SIXPACK
22. Great Lakes canals : SOO
24. British gun : STEN
25. Marsh bird : SORA
27. Spotted animal : CHEETAH
30. Kind of throat : CUT
32. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
33. Offend : MIFF
34. Cupid : AMOR
35. Suffered an ankle mishap : SPRAINED
38. Swerved, as a ship : SHEERED
39. Group of sayings : ANA
42. Lupin : ARSENE
44. Ridiculous : INSANE
45. Fitted parts together : PIECED
46. African fox : ASSE
49. Wall hanging : ARRAS
51. Part of veni : CAME
53. A.M.A. members : MDS
54. Greek nickname : ARI
56. Luke and John: Abbr. : STS
57. Swiss canton : URI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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