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New York Times, Tuesday, May 13, 1975

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 40, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,404

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Sixth sense : ESP
4. Dolt : OAF
7. Angel's I.D. : HALO
11. Distort : WARP
13. Thin coating : FILM
15. Shoestrings : LACES
16. Mr. Knievel : EVEL
17. Thrives : FLOURISHES
19. Go on a diet : REDUCE
21. Verily : AMEN
22. Eventful period : ERA
23. Turkish inn : IMARET
25. Inclines : TENDS
27. Desserts : ICES
28. Purify : REFINE
30. Genetic link: Abbr. : DNA
31. Contents of a risky box : TINDER
33. Gas: Prefix : AERO
37. Votary of art : ESTHETE
39. Scholarly : LEARNED
41. To ___ : ATEE
42. Part of a baseball put-out : ASSIST
44. Draw : TIE
45. Like a volcano's output : MOLTEN
47. Portent : OMEN
49. Famous isle : CAPRI
51. Certain horseshoe pitch : LEANER
53. Timetable abbr. : ARR
54. False god : BAAL
56. Installed : SEATED
59. Handguns : DERRINGERS
62. Specify : NAME
63. Separately : APART
64. Space : AREA
65. Occasion : TIME
66. Predicament : MESS
67. Le Carre character : SPY
68. Snooze : NAP
Down
1. Pitcher : EWER
2. Statistic for a relief pitcher : SAVE
3. Subject's follower : PREDICATE
4. Propose : OFFER
5. Languish : AIL
6. Achieved, as a loan : FLOATED
7. Possesses : HAS
8. Yearned : ACHED
9. Sly glances : LEERS
10. Mountain in Thessaly : OSSA
12. Peacock's pride : PLUME
14. Uncommunicative : MUM
15. ___ closet : LINEN
18. Goes on pension : RETIRES
20. Prestige : CASTE
24. Hemingway : ERNEST
26. Close : NEAR
27. Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
29. Sleekly graceful : FELINE
30. Roman goddess : DEA
32. Duse, for one : ITALIAN
34. Consider : ENTERTAIN
35. Check : REIN
36. Poem : ODE
38. Rope fiber : HEMP
40. Make up for : ATONE
43. Mutuel-window people : SELLERS
46. Satellite's path : ORBIT
48. Intended : MEANT
49. French pancake : CREPE
50. Wall hanging : ARRAS
52. Analyze : ASSAY
53. First name : ADAM
55. Eastern title : AGA
57. Madame Bovary : EMMA
58. Profound : DEEP
60. B. & O. and C. & O. : RRS
61. Corded fabric : REP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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