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New York Times, Thursday, May 1, 1975

Author: William D. Wilson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,392
Across Down
1. Hill of Southwest : LOMA
5. Kind of fellow : STOUT
10. Dickens, for short : CHAS
14. Egyptian goddess : APET
15. ___ alba : TERRA
16. Plymouth or bed : ROCK
17. Horse : MARE
18. Act of humoring : INDULGENCE
20. Clay's new name : ALI
21. Mail letters : RFD
22. U.S. author : CAPOTE
23. Having three parts : TRIFORM
27. German article : DER
28. 1942 Preakness winner : ALSAB
30. Undiluted : NEAT
32. Rayburn et al. : SAMS
35. Neptune, e.g. : SEAGOD
37. Type of fact : BARE
39. Campanella : ROY
40. Backs mildly : PUTSSOMEMONEYON
43. Ale month: Abbr. : OCT
44. Kind of power: Abbr. : ELEC
45. Confirmed : SAIDSO
46. ___ the mark : TOES
48. Add liquor : LACE
50. Lineage : BREED
51. Certain degree : NTH
53. Climax of a relay race : LASTLEG
55. Burnt-wood product : POTASH
58. Detective-story pioneer : POE
59. British West Point: Abbr. : RMA
62. Do a trapeze stunt : SKINTHECAT
65. Skittles' associate : BEER
66. Mangle : IRON
67. Loafer : DRONE
68. Mystery creature of Tibet : YETI
69. Lucid : SANE
70. Marner : SILAS
71. Donkey, in Bonn : ESEL
1. Asian priest : LAMA
2. Gem : OPAL
3. Has importance : MERITSATTENTION
4. Had a bite : ATE
5. Tightwad : STIFF
6. Sinew : TENDON
7. Calif. fort : ORD
8. Neighbor of Brazil: Abbr. : URU
9. Soft mineral : TALC
10. ___ suzette : CREPES
11. Spring giveaways : HONORARYDEGREES
12. C.P.A. : ACCT
13. Winter-sport item: Var. : SKEE
19. Wander about : GAD
21. Chemical sugar : RIBOSE
24. Riches' predecessor : RAGS
25. Sunnybrook Farm resident : REBECCA
26. Word to a lady : MAAM
28. Have ___ of lunch : ASPOT
29. White: Prefix : LEUCO
31. Founder of Ilium : TROS
33. Game animal : MOOSE
34. Church council : SYNOD
36. Ibsen's Nora, e.g. : DOLL
38. Authorize : ENABLE
41. Oat or piece : MEAL
42. Douglas Hyde's land : EIRE
47. Capital of Alderney : STANNE
49. Spain, in Spain : ESPANA
52. Successor of F.D.R. : HST
54. Lugs : TOTES
55. Greek letters : PSIS
56. Soup vegetable : OKRA
57. Beer barrels: Abbr. : HHDS
60. Boundary : METE
61. Seed cover : ARIL
63. Silkworm : ERI
64. Mountain pass : COL
65. Cricket run : BYE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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