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New York Times, Wednesday, May 14, 1975

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 43-Across is as in original, but SECT is the root word, and "inter" and "bi" are prefixes.

1
B
2
L
3
O
4
B
5
S
6
H
7
E
8
A
9
F
10
S
11
L
12
A
13
B
14
L
A
N
E
15
C
E
L
L
I
16
H
O
B
O
17
O
V
E
R
18
W
H
E
L
M
S
19
R
O
L
Y
20
C
A
R
R
I
E
D
21
S
H
22
R
I
K
E
S
23
I
S
M
24
N
E
V
A
25
S
26
L
27
E
E
P
E
28
R
29
R
E
V
E
L
30
E
31
D
32
P
A
N
S
33
R
E
34
S
E
T
35
L
I
D
O
36
E
N
D
37
C
I
A
38
K
I
T
39
L
A
O
40
S
41
P
A
T
C
42
H
43
S
E
C
T
44
L
I
V
E
45
S
U
P
46
H
O
47
N
E
S
T
Y
48
E
V
E
R
49
T
E
T
50
T
51
H
R
E
W
I
52
N
53
S
H
E
B
54
A
55
N
56
G
57
H
O
E
R
58
S
A
59
L
T
E
D
A
W
A
Y
60
A
N
N
E
61
T
R
A
L
A
62
C
R
I
B
63
R
E
D
D
64
S
C
R
O
D
65
K
Y
L
E
© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,405
Across
1
Shapeless mass : BLOB
5
Bundle, as of papers : SHEAF
10
Pie section : SLAB
14
Ocean course : LANE
15
String instruments : CELLI
16
Tramp : HOBO
17
Engulfs : OVERWHELMS
19
Word with poly : ROLY
20
Won, as a voting district : CARRIED
21
Predatory birds : SHRIKES
23
Philosophy : ISM
24
Russian river : NEVA
25
Unexpected success : SLEEPER
29
Made merry : REVELED
32
Follows with a camera : PANS
33
Schedule again : RESET
35
Venice's neighbor : LIDO
36
Kind of paper : END
37
U. S. agency : CIA
38
Caboodle's partner : KIT
39
Asian country : LAOS
41
Pirate's eyepiece : PATCH
43
Suffix for inter or bi : SECT
44
___ to (fulfills) : LIVESUP
46
Best policy : HONESTY
48
Constantly : EVER
49
Asian holiday : TET
50
___ the towel : THREWIN
53
The whole ___ : SHEBANG
57
Garden worker : HOER
58
Saved : SALTEDAWAY
60
Lace-owning queen : ANNE
61
Singing syllables : TRALA
62
Corn bin : CRIB
63
Comedian Foxx : REDD
64
Boston fish offering : SCROD
65
Football's Rote : KYLE
Down
1
Political group : BLOC
2
Volcano product : LAVA
3
Unusual person : ONER
4
Huckle and straw : BERRIES
5
Devious one : SCHEMER
6
Pay attention to : HEED
7
Building wing : ELL
8
Gifts to the poor : ALMS
9
Seine : FISHNET
10
Wither : SHRIVEL
11
Tweedledum and Tweedledee : LOOKALIKES
12
___-bodied : ABLE
13
___ Town : BOYS
18
Small tuft : WISP
22
Race an engine : REV
25
Indefinite time : SPELL
26
Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
27
Barrel-moving technique : ENDOVEREND
28
Summarize : RECAP
29
Extend to : REACH
30
Decree : EDICT
31
Tetched : DOTTY
34
Rest : SIT
40
Cut off : SEVERED
41
Language conservatives : PURISTS
42
Quick-tempered one : HOTHEAD
43
Reversal : SETBACK
45
Stitch : SEW
47
"A friend in ___" : NEED
50
" ... gold in them ___ hills" : THAR
51
Sharpen : HONE
52
Sleep: Prefix : NARC
53
W. W. II battle site : STLO
54
Amiss : AWRY
55
Kind of file : NAIL
56
Agree: Var. : GYBE
59
Gibbon : LAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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