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New York Times, Monday, April 14, 1975

Author: H. Hastings Reddall
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,375
Across Down
1. First, second or third : BASE
5. Orchid tubers : SALEP
10. Author Kingsley : AMIS
14. Picnic intruders : ANTS
15. ___ the beans : SPILL
16. Kind of button : PUSH
17. N. Y. Harbor miss : STATUEOFLIBERTY
20. Evil one : SATAN
21. Ruler : TSAR
22. Ginger ___ : ALE
23. Rome's founders, e.g. : TWINS
26. One busy with a hammer : NAILER
28. Douse : IMMERSE
31. Spread, as hay : TED
32. Branco or de Oro : RIO
33. Crystalline substance : ALOIN
36. Fruit : LIME
40. U. S. milestone : INDEPENDENCEDAY
44. Prophet : SEER
45. Enjoy : SAVOR
46. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
47. Decide on : OPT
50. Authorizes : ENABLES
52. Quarterback, often : PASSER
55. Vowel mark : BREVE
56. Relevant : APT
57. Hindu incarnation : RAMA
59. Pen filler, in France : ENCRE
63. Observance of 1976 : THEBICENTENNIAL
67. Exhaust : TIRE
68. Work measure, in physics : ERGON
69. Heater : ETNA
70. Biblical place : EDEN
71. Takes a break : RESTS
72. River of Russia : SEIM
1. One of the clefs : BASS
2. Pilaster : ANTA
3. Suffix for thermo : STAT
4. Property : ESTATE
5. Compass point : SSE
6. G. I. address : APO
7. Hitchhikers' goals : LIFTS
8. Building wings : ELLS
9. Easily influenced : PLIANT
10. Zoo creature : APE
11. Diego Rivera specialty : MURAL
12. Carpet fiber : ISTLE
13. Frightened horse, at times : SHYER
18. Do a Christmas Day chore : UNWRAP
19. Hillside, to Burns : BRAE
24. Street safety zone : ISLE
25. Downtown lights : NEONS
27. Word for the rich : IDLE
28. Rainbow : IRIS
29. Place for a tram : MINE
30. Fashion : MODE
34. Apple-cider girl : IDA
35. Absolutely not : NEVER
37. Image : IDOL
38. ___ nostrum : MARE
39. Make ___ at (flirt) : EYES
41. Greek god : EROS
42. "Then there were ___" : NONE
43. Cowardly : CRAVEN
48. Prefix for scope or patetic : PERI
49. Kind of A.A. bullet : TRACER
51. Sesame plants : BENNES
52. Decorative band : PATTE
53. Garden intruder : APHID
54. Cubic meter : STERE
55. Noisy sounds : BANGS
58. French parent : MERE
60. Summon : CITE
61. Hindu queen : RANI
62. Old Asian land : ELAM
64. Artist Shahn : BEN
65. Add up : TOT
66. Printers' measures : ENS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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