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New York Times, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,377
Across
1. Roman 261 : CCLXI
6. Horse or rider, in Porter novel : PALE
10. Feather: Prefix : PTER
14. Trojan king : PRIAM
15. Age : AEON
16. Comedian Johnson : ARTE
17. Tropical plant : LIANA
18. Reunion figure : GRAD
19. Inlets : RIAS
20. Blow one's horn : BRAG
21. Chaplin movie : LIMELIGHT
23. Arnaz : DESI
25. Paulo and Miguel : SAOS
26. Polish dances : MAZURKAS
30. Some bridge bids : RAISES
34. Chemical suffix : ANE
35. New Mexico's flower : YUCCA
37. Brazilian port : NATAL
38. Corn remnants : COBS
40. Nut : ACORN
42. Foot or grace : NOTE
43. To the point : ADREM
45. La Douce et al. : IRMAS
47. Western Indian : REE
48. One doing modeling : WEARER
50. Limited-use agreement : EASEMENT
52. Tennis score : ADIN
54. Skirt : MAXI
55. Cordless phone of a sort : GRAPEVINE
59. Lumber source : TREE
62. Wealthy : RICH
63. Aida : ALAN
64. Ram of the zodiac : ARIES
66. ___ spumante : ASTI
67. "___ we forget" : LEST
68. Part of old English refrain : NONNY
69. Laser, for one : BEAM
70. Concordes : SSTS
71. Playing cards : TREYS
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1. N.C.O. : CPL
2. Corn bin : CRIB
3. Truth-stretcher : LIAR
4. Site of Kubla Khan's pleasure dome : XANADU
5. Ornate writing : IMAGERY
6. Leoncavallo opus : PAGLIACCI
7. Atmosphere: Prefix : AERI
8. Soils : LOAMS
9. Make beloved : ENDEAR
10. Capital Frenchman : PARISIAN
11. Branch of math : TRIG
12. Eskimo settlement : ETAH
13. "God ___ merry, . . . " : REST
22. Kind of shark : LOAN
24. Arctic bird : SKUA
26. Parrot : MACAW
27. Positive electrode : ANODE
28. Veld animal : ZEBRA
29. Make a TD : SCORE
31. Keep in a memory bank : STORE
32. Devoured : EATEN
33. Weather word : SLEET
36. Subject of SALT sessions : ARMAMENTS
39. Angels : SERAPHIM
41. Space agency : NASA
44. Ancient Asian : MEDE
46. Navigator's aid : SEXTANT
49. People in a Sheridan comedy : RIVALS
51. Snow White's appraiser : MIRROR
53. Blue and White : NILES
55. Seize : GRAB
56. Opera's Stevens : RISE
57. Proceedings : ACTA
58. U. S. cartoonist : NAST
60. German article : EINE
61. Counting-out word : EENY
65. Organization: Abbr. : SYS

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

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