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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
Across
1. Sound of disapproval : HISS
5. Wood color : EBON
9. Naval boat: Abbr. : MTB
12. Likewise : DITTO
13. Word with durance : VILE
14. Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
16. Ward off : AVERT
17. Sashes : OBIS
18. Not final, ln law : NISI
19. Kind of tasse : DEMI
20. Distribute : ALLOT
21. Cabbage: Var. : KAIL
22. Ill-defined : VAGUE
24. TV, in England : TELLY
25. Agitated state : SWIVET
27. Fellow : GUY
28. Rudolf Serkin's need : PIANO
29. "Don't tell me ___ do it" : ICANT
32. Swimsuit part : BRA
35. Darwin work : ORIGINOFSPECIES
38. State: Abbr. : DEL
39. 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
49. 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
61. Compass reading : SSW
62. Biblical home : EDEN
63. Observes : EYES
Down
1. Busy place : HIVE
2. Thing : ITEM
3. Endeavoring : STRIVING
4. Drunkard : SOT
5. Theme of 35 Across : EVOLUTION
6. Standby for W. J. Bryan : BIBLE
7. Mixture : OLIO
8. Settle snugly : NEST
9. Event of 1925, with 10 Down : MONKEY
10. See 9 Down : TRIAL
11. Rathbone : BASIL
12. Family member : DAD
15. Miss Langtry : LILY
20. Ice or teen : AGE
23. Sidestepped : AVOIDED
24. Protective, as a deity : TUTELAR
25. Beget : SIRE
26. Lament : WAIL
27. U. S. economists' concern: Abbr. : GNP
28. Jet housing : POD
30. Outfield positions: Abbr. : CFS
31. Solution in pharmacy : ASEPTOLIN
32. Two-wheeler : BIKE
33. Marsh plant : REED
34. Donkey : ASS
36. Bird's beak : NEB
37. Related group : CATEGORY
41. Defender in 1925 case : DARROW
43. Conducted : RAN
44. Bridge : SPAN
45. Buenos ___ : AIRES
46. Shakespearean king et al. : LEARS
47. Put in a warehouse : STORE
49. Ruth or Herman : BABE
50. Overwhelmed : AWED
52. Mammoth : HUGE
53. Figures in 1925 trial : APES
54. Kennedy : TED
57. 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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