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New York Times, Monday, March 31, 1975

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { Q W X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,361
Across
1. Pool-cue parts : TIPS
5. Girl's name : FREDA
10. Egyptian cobra : HAJE
14. Comedian King : ALAN
15. Seeped slowly : OOZED
16. Greek contest : AGON
17. River or monster : GILA
18. Pitted or stuffed : OLIVE
19. Ostrich's relative : RHEA
20. Tricky time : APRILFOOLSDAY
23. Printing measures : ENS
24. Dissenting vote : NAY
25. Chemical prefix : ACI
28. Things found on children's knees : SCARS
31. Publisher Bennett et al. : CERFS
36. Reflect : MEDITATE
38. G-man's topper : FEDORA
39. Blue dye : ANIL
40. San ___ (port of L. A.) : PEDRO
42. Stags' companions : DOES
43. Tends the fire : STOKES
45. Popular fair exhibits : DIORAMAS
47. Shankar's instrument : SITAR
48. Plant fiber : ISTLE
49. Blue-___ law : SKY
50. Intent : AIM
52. Old ___ : HAT
54. Wishful thinking : FOOLSPARADISE
61. Number for bridge : FOUR
62. Siren : LURER
63. To-do : FLAP
65. Dethrone : OUST
66. Like most combatants : ARMED
67. Prefix for tell or warn : FORE
68. French cereal plants : BLES
69. Untidy : MESSY
70. Clan : SEPT
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1. Der ___ : TAG
2. Hipbones : ILIA
3. Insect feeler : PALP
4. Trap : SNARE
5. Jesters' wear : FOOLSCAPS
6. Early Viking leader : ROLF
7. Pinza : EZIO
8. Cattle of an English breed : DEVONS
9. Writer St. Johns : ADELA
10. Kind of sauce : HARD
11. Turkish title : AGHA
12. "Pal ___" : JOEY
13. Spanish queen : ENA
21. Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
22. Indian groom : SYCE
25. Collect : AMASS
26. Prefix for pede or grade : CENTI
27. Nincompoop : IDIOT
29. Used up : ATE
30. Foxx et al. : REDDS
32. Icelandic writing : EDDA
33. Drawing and furnished : ROOMS
34. Sideshow star : FREAK
35. Pert : SASSY
37. Miss Chase : ILKA
38. Rash : FOOLHARDY
41. Slowing in tempo: Abbr. : RIT
44. Of an age : ERAL
46. Interpret : READ
48. Tainted : IMPURE
51. Moslem religion : ISLAM
53. Spats : TIFFS
54. Kind of ball : FOUL
55. English river : OUSE
56. Scraps : ORTS
57. Venus's lack : ARMS
58. Western Indians : REES
59. ___ gin : SLOE
60. Wyatt : EARP
61. Obsolete pocket : FOB
64. ___ peeve : PET

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

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