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New York Times, Monday, March 3, 1975

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,333
Across
1. Sphere of interest : ARENA
6. Carriage : PRAM
10. Malay law : ADAT
14. Greek poet : HOMER
15. Teased : RODE
16. Fissure : RIMA
17. Believer: Suffix : ARIAN
18. Trojan War leader : AGAMEMNON
20. High-level gabfest : SYMPOSIUM
22. Martin and Rusk : DEANS
23. Come in second : LOSE
24. Atomic or kinetic : ENERGY
25. Show resentment : BRIDLE
28. Routing word : VIA
29. Served in burning brandy : FLAMBE
30. Interpret : CONSTRUE
35. Radium pioneer : CURIE
36. Elder or car : BOX
37. Works hard : TOILS
38. Relatives of nooks : CRANNIES
40. Shore bird : AVOCET
41. One of the leagues: Abbr. : NAT
42. Al and Kate : SMITHS
43. English poet : DRYDEN
47. Connery : SEAN
48. Kind of throb or land : HEART
49. Winter annoyances : HEADCOLDS
54. Religious offerings : OBLATIONS
56. Green-blue color : EMAIL
57. Islands off Timor : LETI
58. Middling : SOSO
59. Present occasion : NONCE
60. Ardor : ELAN
61. Anthony ___ : EDEN
62. Lugged : TOTED
Down
1. Exclamations : AHAS
2. Calhoun : RORY
3. Biblical giant : EMIM
4. Tide : NEAP
5. Author of "Old Wives' Tale" : ARNOLDBENNETT
6. Acclaim : PRAISE
7. ___ elephant : ROGUE
8. Cain's father : ADAM
9. Hebrew letter : MEM
10. Napoleon's command : ARMEE
11. Mideast coin : DINAR
12. "___ My Souvenirs" : AMONG
13. Aromatic herb : TANSY
19. Millay : EDNASTVINCENT
21. Fish : SOLE
24. German article : EIN
25. Indistinctness : BLUR
26. ___ avis : RARA
27. "___ heaven . . . " : IMIN
28. Word with populi : VOX
29. Networks' regulator : FCC
30. Romaine : COS
31. Binge : TOOT
32. Impersonator Little : RICH
33. Rubber trees : ULES
34. N. Y. time : EST
36. Use the O.T.B. : BET
39. Fleming : IAN
40. Have ___ on (pout) : AMAD
42. Kind of ticket : SEASON
43. Wild dog of India : DHOLE
44. "___ Without a Cause" : REBEL
45. Conference site of 1945 : YALTA
46. Part of a sink : DRAIN
47. Sixth ___ : SENSE
49. Cobra feature : HOOD
50. Melville title : OMOO
51. Sand launce : LANT
52. No ___ (nothing doing) : DICE
53. Vehicle : SLED
55. Danish fjord : ISE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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