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New York Times, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

5-Down : Ornate writing

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
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,377
Across
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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
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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
Down
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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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