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New York Times, Tuesday, April 1, 1975

Author: Beverly J. Seward
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,362
Across Down
1. Sound of surprise : GASP
5. Fiddle : STRAD
10. Gently persuade : COAX
14. Eight: Prefix : OCTO
15. Composure : POISE
16. With skill : ABLY
17. Radar-screen signal : BLIP
18. Play backer : ANGEL
19. ___ the mark : TOES
20. Waikiki experts : SURFACES
22. Spider or ant : INSECT
24. In ___ of (instead) : LIEU
25. Consent, in France : AVEU
26. Delicate : FRAIL
29. Game-fish talk : PIKESPEAK
34. Turn in coupons : REDEEM
36. Trumpetman Al : HIRT
37. Fort Worth campus : TCU
38. Miss Hagen et al. : UTAS
39. ___ time or another : ATONE
41. Garden walk : PATH
42. Roman 1002 : MII
43. Word before happy or stick : SLAP
44. Continue tediously : DRAGON
46. One suffering from heat : PERSPIRER
49. Consumers : USERS
50. One, in Berlin : EINS
51. Whitney and Wallach : ELIS
53. Taiwan leader : CHIANG
56. Henry VIII, after dieting : THINKING
60. ___ d'oeuvre : HORS
61. Diamond flaw : ERROR
63. Word before green or more : EVER
64. ___ Lincoln (first Tarzan) : ELMO
65. Downfall, in Madrid : RUINA
66. Responsive to the helm : YARE
67. Actor O'Neal : RYAN
68. Battle of the ___ : SEXES
69. Picture-tube nuisance : SNOW
1. Oodles : GOBS
2. U. S. rights org. : ACLU
3. Recipe direction : STIR
4. Dad takes the plane : POPFLIES
5. Typist's bar : SPACE
6. Firm the muscles : TONEUP
7. Outfits : RIGS
8. Wall St. org. : ASE
9. Removed a chicken part : DELIVERED
10. Tabby is awake : CATSUP
11. Reed instrument : OBOE
12. Templeton : ALEC
13. Greek portico : XYST
21. Wing: Fr. : AILE
23. ___-ce pas? : NEST
25. Related to : AKIN
26. Dowdy one : FRUMP
27. Fix a shoelace : RETIE
28. "Robin ___" : ADAIR
30. Words of expectation : IHOPE
31. Elevator stop, in Paris : ETAGE
32. Equity member : ACTOR
33. Baseball's Bowie and family : KUHNS
35. Mother tarries : MALINGERS
40. Road materials : TARS
41. Master openers : PASSKEYS
43. Washer cycle : SPIN
45. Rack's partner : RUIN
47. Adriatic heir : SEASON
48. Sharpen again : REHONE
52. Turkish moneys : LIRAS
53. Sonny's ex-partner : CHER
54. "___ catfish!" : HOLY
55. Girl of TV series : IRMA
56. Feminine suffix : TRIX
57. Terrible or Great : IVAN
58. Agrippina's son : NERO
59. Increased : GREW
62. ___ de la Paix : RUE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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