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New York Times, Thursday, April 3, 1975

Author: Manny Miller
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,364
Across Down
1. Storyteller of old : AESOP
6. Weeps : SOBS
10. Remarkable, in Scotland : UNCO
14. Gaze : STARE
15. Support : PROP
16. Sabbath talks: Abbr. : SERS
17. Irreligious one : PAGAN
18. Don Juans' relatives : CASANOVAS
20. Pertaining to tin : STANNIC
22. Pedro's one : UNO
23. Le Gallienne : EVA
24. School-dance locale : GYM
25. Toward the beach : INSHORE
27. Loosely woven fabrics : HOMESPUNS
31. “Good Earth” role : OLAN
32. Sheep : EWE
33. “For ___ jolly good fellow” : HESA
34. Dog-team’s vehicle : SLED
35. Jury’s guideline : REASONABLEDOUBT
40. Cooking fat : LARD
41. Electrons : IONS
42. Zodiac sign : LEO
43. Suffix with rheo or thermo : STAT
44. Girl’s name : ANNABELLE
46. Like some books from Taiwan : PIRATED
48. Hindu cymbals : TAL
49. Site: Abbr. : LOC
50. Needlefish : GAR
51. Clay or porcelain object : CERAMIC
55. Talus : ANKLEBONE
58. Lariat : RIATA
59. “___ a Kick Out of You” : IGET
60. Orchestra unit : OBOE
61. Make an appearance : ENTER
62. Sent back: Abbr. : RETD
63. Cincinnati players : REDS
64. Judges : DEEMS
1. Relatives of cobras : ASPS
2. Tiers ___ (French citizenry) : ETAT
3. Long story : SAGA
4. Fruit : ORANGE
5. Source of a cashier's woes : PENNYSHORTAGE
6. Humane org. : SPCC
7. “Are you a man ___ mouse?” : ORA
8. Petty officers, for short : BOSUNS
9. Bridges : SPANS
10. Service org. : USO
11. “___ moment” : NEVERADULL
12. Cowardly : CRAVEN
13. Peak in Thessaly : OSSA
19. Anything goes : NOHOLDSBARRED
21. Be imminent : IMPEND
25. Having trouble : INABIND
26. Cooking fat : OLEO
27. Pronoun : HER
28. Be obligated : OWE
29. Free-loader’s provider : MEALTICKET
30. Neighbor of Can. : USA
34. Government body : SENATE
36. River of Europe : SAAR
37. Chaney : LON
38. Barbara ___ Geddes : BEL
39. Kind of hold : TOE
43. Live at another’s expense : SPONGE
44. Microorganism : AEROBE
45. Actress Stritch : ELAINE
47. Small drum : TABOR
49. Animal refuge : LAIR
51. Letters : CEES
52. Deck officer : MATE
53. Piece of news : ITEM
54. Autos : CARS
56. Restricted: Abbr. : LTD
57. Wynken and Blynken’s partner : NOD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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