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New York Times, Friday, April 4, 1975

Author: Hugh McElroy
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,365
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1. Kind of bag : FEED
5. Rehearsal group : CAST
9. G. B. and Robert : SHAWS
14. Opposed : ANTI
15. Wan : ASHY
16. Lanza : MARIO
17. At any ___ (at least) : RATE
18. O'Casey : SEAN
19. "An ___ bag cannot stand upright" : EMPTY
20. Laughter in the Midwest : OMAHAHAHAHAHAHA
23. Lamb output : ESSAYS
24. Kind of drum : SNARE
25. Try out for a role : READ
27. Singer Franchi : SERGIO
31. Footnote abbr. : IBID
34. Goneril's father : LEAR
37. Horses : ROANS
38. Lobster coral : ROE
39. Beverage-steeping units : TEABAGS
41. Chou En ___ : LAI
42. "Le ___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
44. Word with tasse or monde : DEMI
45. Striped or smallmouth : BASS
46. Use a paper towel : ABSORB
48. "The King ___" : ANDI
50. Massenet heroine : THAIS
53. Alphonse's friend : GASTON
57. Laughter in the West : IDAHOHOHOHOHOHO
61. ___ Hebrides : OUTER
62. Mulberry cloth : TAPA
63. Actress Munson et al. : ONAS
64. Certain looks : LEERS
65. Graduate, for short : ALUM
66. Diminish : PARE
67. Plus value : ASSET
68. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
69. Vehicle in "Ethan Frome" : SLED
1. Atlantic island group : FAROE
2. Hindu land grants : ENAMS
3. Miss Kett and others : ETTAS
4. Stubborn one : DIEHARD
5. Non-credit deal : CASHSALE
6. On the deep : ASEA
7. Mideast rulers : SHAHS
8. Critic Kenneth : TYNAN
9. Finger-painters : SMEARERS
10. Sandwich with a specified meat : HAMHERO
11. Harp, in Italy : ARPA
12. ___ it (hep) : WITH
13. Sauce for chow mein : SOYA
21. Certain vote : AYE
22. Owns : HAS
26. Sea or duck : DEAD
28. Festive : GALA
29. Claire and Hutton : INAS
30. Condition: Suffix : OSIS
31. "___ La Douce" : IRMA
32. Mr. McNutt of comics : BOOB
33. Comparative endings : IERS
35. Ex-Justice Fortas : ABE
36. "Nine Hours to ___" : RAMA
39. Columnist, ex-Ford aide : TERHORST
40. Calicoes' relatives : GINGHAMS
43. From here ___ : TOTHERE
45. Chess pieces : BISHOPS
47. Pooh-___ of "Mikado" : BAH
49. P. I. tree : DAO
51. Particles : IOTAS
52. Oil rock : SHALE
54. Of sound quality : TONAL
55. Chicago landing place : OHARE
56. Pried : NOSED
57. City in Kansas : IOLA
58. Certain payments : DUES
59. Sweetsop : ATES
60. Musical work : OPUS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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