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New York Times, Tuesday, April 15, 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: 257 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 8, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,376

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Nonexistent Mr. Hill : SAM
4. Use the spa facilities : BATHE
9. Exclamation of disdain : PISH
13. U. S. city : RENO
14. Fatal month for 41 Across : APRIL
15. City of Italia : ROMA
16. Abbr. on a business letter : ATTN
17. Racket : NOISE
18. Fermi's study : ATOM
19. Trip for 41 Across, with 21 Across : MAIDEN
21. See 19 Across : VOYAGE
23. Affirmative votes : AYES
25. Biblical weed : TARE
26. Destination of 41 Across : NEWYORK
29. Repeat : ITERATE
33. Mouths : ORA
34. African flies : TSETSES
36. Attention : EAR
37. Call used by 41 Across : SOS
38. Meadow : LEA
39. Spanish Mrs. : SRA
40. Superlative ending : EST
41. Its night is remembered : TITANIC
45. Harvest goddess : OPS
46. Vacation spot : SEASIDE
48. Make obscure : ECLIPSE
50. Aroma : ODOR
51. Coal stratum : SEAM
52. One of four on 41 Across : FUNNEL
55. Skirt : BYPASS
59. Curtain or horse : IRON
60. Toughen : INURE
64. Western campus : UCLA
65. ___ to the hounds : RIDE
66. Taste : SAPOR
67. Chew on : GNAW
68. Direction : EAST
69. Giving the once-over : EYING
70. Fiber knot : NEP
Down
1. Bristle : SETA
2. Word with biotic or freeze : ANTI
3. Fatal day for 41 Across : MONDAY
4. Ensigns : BANNERS
5. G.I. maildrop : APO
6. Numerical prefix : TRI
7. ___ nibs : HIS
8. Exalt : ELEVATE
9. Lord's ___ : PRAYER
10. Greek letter : IOTA
11. Pollution item : SMOG
12. Harness part : HAME
13. Aries : RAM
20. Small island : EYOT
22. Pitchblende et al. : ORES
24. Helter's partner : SKELTER
25. Medicinal drinks : TISANES
26. Snoops : NOSES
27. Irregular : EROSE
28. Town in S. D. : WASTA
30. Man of morals : AESOP
31. Infield covers, for short : TARPS
32. Take out : ERASE
35. Beverage : TEA
41. High, low or spring : TIDE
42. Revere highly, London style : IDOLISE
43. Nemesis of 41 Across : ICEBERG
44. Ali's former name : CLAY
47. Poem : SONNET
49. Censure : IMPUGN
52. Discharge : FIRE
53. Genus of auks : URIA
54. Drowses : NODS
56. Skin trouble : ACNE
57. Censure : SLAP
58. Tool : SAW
61. Word of denial : NAY
62. Wire-service initials : UPI
63. Nessen : RON

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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