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New York Times, Tuesday, March 25, 1975

Author:
John Prytz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 51, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,355

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Across
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Sound of disapproval : HISS
5
Wood color : EBON
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Naval boat: Abbr. : MTB
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Likewise : DITTO
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Word with durance : VILE
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Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
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Ward off : AVERT
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Sashes : OBIS
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Not final, ln law : NISI
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Kind of tasse : DEMI
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Distribute : ALLOT
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Cabbage: Var. : KAIL
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Ill-defined : VAGUE
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TV, in England : TELLY
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Agitated state : SWIVET
27
Fellow : GUY
28
Rudolf Serkin's need : PIANO
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"Don't tell me ___ do it" : ICANT
32
Swimsuit part : BRA
35
Darwin work : ORIGINOFSPECIES
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Stupid : DENSE
40
Great quintet : LAKES
41
Social newcomer : DEB
42
Talked idly : PRATED
44
Side dish : SALAD
47
Gaze : STARE
48
Harbor structure : PIER
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Conductor's need : BATON
51
Mountain pass : GHAT
55
Sandarac tree : ARAR
56
Military fugitive : AWOL
57
Auto : COUPE
58
Roman emperor : NERO
59
Half a disease : BERI
60
Goaded on : URGED
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Compass reading : SSW
62
Biblical home : EDEN
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Observes : EYES
Down
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Busy place : HIVE
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Thing : ITEM
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Endeavoring : STRIVING
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Drunkard : SOT
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Theme of 35 Across : EVOLUTION
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Standby for W. J. Bryan : BIBLE
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Mixture : OLIO
8
Settle snugly : NEST
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Event of 1925, with 10 Down : MONKEY
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See 9 Down : TRIAL
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Rathbone : BASIL
12
Family member : DAD
15
Miss Langtry : LILY
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Ice or teen : AGE
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Sidestepped : AVOIDED
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Protective, as a deity : TUTELAR
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Beget : SIRE
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Lament : WAIL
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U. S. economists' concern: Abbr. : GNP
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Jet housing : POD
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Outfield positions: Abbr. : CFS
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Solution in pharmacy : ASEPTOLIN
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Two-wheeler : BIKE
33
Marsh plant : REED
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Donkey : ASS
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Bird's beak : NEB
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Related group : CATEGORY
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Defender in 1925 case : DARROW
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Conducted : RAN
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Bridge : SPAN
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Shakespearean king et al. : LEARS
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Put in a warehouse : STORE
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Ruth or Herman : BABE
50
Overwhelmed : AWED
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Mammoth : HUGE
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Figures in 1925 trial : APES
54
Kennedy : TED
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Billiard item : CUE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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