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New York Times, Thursday, April 17, 1975

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q U V W Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Huntley : CHET
5. Certain days : SALAD
10. Facial mark : MOLE
14. Prefix for drome : AERO
15. Landing places : PIERS
16. Solo : ARIA
17. Span : FROMFIRSTTOLAST
20. Dawn goddess : EOS
21. Angers : IRES
22. Fountain drinks : MALTS
23. Warm-water fish : SCAD
24. Spot card : TREY
26. Of a plant wall : SEPTAL
29. Blarney milieu : IRELAND
32. Swiss river : AARE
33. Groom's need : BRIDE
34. Slippery one : EEL
36. Span : FROMHERETOTHERE
40. Abstract being : ENS
41. Consider : OPINE
42. Paradise : EDEN
43. "If you've ___ you've . . . " : SEENONE
45. Searches a suspect : FRISKS
47. ___ majesty : LESE
48. Prognosticator : SEER
49. Chassis parts : AXLES
52. Machine gun : STEN
53. Stupid one : ASS
56. Span : FROMTOPTOBOTTOM
60. Indian lady : RANI
61. Milkmaid's need : STOOL
62. ___ contendere : NOLO
63. Court cry: Var. : OYES
64. Inane : SAPPY
65. Math subject : TRIG
1. Saloon : CAFE
2. Sandwich : HERO
3. Love god : EROS
4. Jerry's drink partner : TOM
5. Kind of stairway : SPIRAL
6. Broadcast : AIRED
7. Lacking: Suffix : LESS
8. Carney : ART
9. Summer time : DST
10. Asian peninsula : MALAYA
11. Exam : ORAL
12. Lean over : LIST
13. Diner sign : EATS
18. Pay-envelope initials : FICA
19. Crack a shell for this : OMELET
23. Pipe part : STEM
24. Old-hat : TRITE
25. Decorate over : REDO
26. Secure : SAFE
27. Merits : EARNS
28. Writing field : PROSE
29. Goodnight girl : IRENE
30. Requires : NEEDS
31. Actor John : DEREK
33. Pickling solution : BRINE
35. Glass item : LENS
37. Abe or Injun : HONEST
38. Certain poetry : EPOS
39. Testator's choice : HEIR
44. Resins : ELEMIS
45. Weakly : FEEBLY
46. Unhitching post : RENO
48. Deign : STOOP
49. Hairdo : AFRO
50. Roentgen's find : XRAY
51. Like Texas's star : LONE
52. Automatic-elevator button : STOP
53. Noun ending : ATOR
54. Coloratura's offerings : SOLI
55. Air pollutant : SMOG
57. W. W. II initials : OSS
58. School org. : PTA
59. Blasting material : TNT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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