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New York Times, Friday, May 16, 1975

Author:
Violet Gale
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { H J Q }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,407
Across
1. Chess action : MOVE
5. Conk out, as an engine : STALL
10. Limp-watch artist : DALI
14. Gardner et al. : AVAS
15. Signature of "Tamerlane" author : EAPOE
16. Dye shrub : ANIL
17. Bill deduction: Abbr. : DISC
18. Murk : GLOOM
19. Zero : NONE
20. Navigator's stopgap : DEADRECKONING
23. Radziwill et al. : LEES
24. Wedding-notice word : NEE
25. R. B. Sheridan people : RIVALS
28. Editor's concern : DEADLINE
33. Sharp ridge : ARETE
34. Szechwan animal : PANDA
35. Nothing doing! : NIX
36. Low : BASE
37. Dodge : ELUDE
38. Old Norse poem : RUNE
39. Big Board initials : ITT
40. Garden plant : AVENS
41. Painter Albrecht : DURER
42. Sponger : DEADBEAT
44. Of highest grade : FINEST
45. Poetic word : EER
46. Troubles : AILS
47. Swimming-lesson basic : DEADMANSFLOAT
53. Fairy godmother's need : WAND
54. Harangue : ORATE
55. Bass ___ : VIOL
57. Pay up : ANTE
58. Type of clam : RAZOR
59. Deviates : ERRS
60. Light gas : NEON
61. Arabian chiefs : EMIRS
62. Indian peasant : RYOT
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1. Kind of money : MAD
2. Roman poet : OVID
3. Mantelpiece item : VASE
4. Step up : ESCALATE
5. Nobel chemist and family : SEGRES
6. Fill-in jurors : TALES
7. Revelation: Abbr. : APOC
8. Defunct magazine : LOOK
9. Drink : LEMONADE
10. His milieu was a den : DANIEL
11. Shortly : ANON
12. Food fish : LING
13. ___ Royale : ILE
21. Printer's mark : DELE
22. River of myth : NEDA
25. Very furious : RABID
26. Furious : IRATE
27. Hearth goddess : VESTA
28. Dispirit : DAUNT
29. Often-loose items : ENDS
30. Accustom : INURE
31. Yankees and Mets : NINES
32. Put forth : EXERT
34. Request : PLEA
37. Henceforth : EVERMORE
38. Reviews : RUNSOVER
40. Retired : ABED
41. Cooking flavor : DILL
43. Make soundproof : DEADEN
44. Drummers' partners : FIFERS
46. Mary of films : ASTOR
47. Borge, for one : DANE
48. Within: Prefix : ENTO
49. Ancient Syria : ARAM
50. Hitler or Speer : NAZI
51. Delicate : AIRY
52. Bullring figure : TORO
53. Pallid : WAN
56. Naval craft: Abbr. : LST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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