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New York Times, Wednesday, March 19, 1975

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,349
Across
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Place for ivy : HALL
5
Gemstone : JADE
9
Endure : ABIDE
14
Peek-___ : ABOO
15
Ill effect : EVIL
16
Protuberances : NODES
17
Lawn problem : CRABGRASS
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Resided : DWELT
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Dorothy's home : KANSAS
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Cobbling job : HALFSOLE
23
Scatter : STREW
25
Rio de ___ : ORO
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"Comin' Through ___" : THERYE
27
Fresh-water sportsman : TROUTER
31
"___ not amused" : WEARE
32
To ___ (no exceptions) : AMAN
34
Bulrush : TULE
35
Offend : ERR
36
Like a pyramid : TAPERED
39
Creek : RIA
40
Fuel-saving vehicle : BIKE
42
Pledges : VOWS
43
Fragrant oil : ATTAR
45
Woodwind instrument : BASSOON
47
Cancels : ANNULS
49
Parson bird : TUI
50
Swiss-watch unit : LIGNE
51
Struggle clumsily : FLOUNDER
56
Switch and gay : BLADES
59
State flower of N. H. : LILAC
60
Carving material for Capt. Ahab : WHALEBONE
62
Tidal flood : EAGRE
63
Facility : EASE
64
Roman 57 : LVII
65
Wagons : DRAYS
66
Young oyster : SPAT
67
Longings : YENS
Down
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Pulp writer : HACK
2
Narrow pass, in Southwest : ABRA
3
Dry-land predators : LOANSHARKS
4
Marine product : LOBSTER
5
Pullover : JERSEY
6
Miss Gardner : AVA
7
Table utensil : DISH
8
Mrs. Laughton : ELSA
9
To ___ : ANDFRO
10
Quits the scene : BOWSOUT
11
Opinion: Prefix : IDEO
12
Small valley : DELL
13
Punta del ___ : ESTE
18
Attic : GARRET
22
Mr. Greene : LORNE
24
Gun or bayonet : WEAPON
26
Place having self-service: Suffix : TERIA
27
Of the ankle : TARSAL
28
Sweetheart, to W. C. Fields : TURTLEDOVE
29
Walt Disney's middle name : ELIAS
30
"Please step to the ___" : REAR
31
Actor-producer Jack : WEBB
33
Gull : MEW
37
Bypass : AVOID
38
Carry loosely : DANGLE
41
Thames area : ESTUARY
44
In a harmonious way : TUNABLY
46
Weight units : OUNCES
48
Corn kernel : NIBLET
51
Forsook : FLED
52
Fabricator : LIAR
53
Miss Korbut : OLGA
54
Domestic animals : EWES
55
Gershwin composition: Abbr. : RHAP
57
Blue-grape pigment : ENIN
58
Spanish number : SEIS
61
Flat ___ pancake : ASA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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