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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
Across
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Kind of bag : FEED
5
Rehearsal group : CAST
9
G. B. and Robert : SHAWS
14
Opposed : ANTI
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Wan : ASHY
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Lanza : MARIO
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At any ___ (at least) : RATE
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O’Casey : SEAN
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“An ___ bag cannot stand upright” : EMPTY
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Laughter in the Midwest : OMAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Lamb output : ESSAYS
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Kind of drum : SNARE
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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
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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
Down
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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
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Sandwich with a specified meat : HAMHERO
11
Harp, in Italy : ARPA
12
___ it (hep) : WITH
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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
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“Nine Hours to ___” : RAMA
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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