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New York Times, Saturday, May 17, 1975

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,408
Across
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Switchblade : SHIV
5
Fabulist : AESOP
10
Crows' relatives : DAWS
14
Ore deposit : LODE
15
Path : TRAIL
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Level : EVEN
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French city : LILLE
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Type of clock : VASE
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Buster Keaton's look : DEADPAN
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Selected passage : EXCERPT
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Wine: Prefix : OEN
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Twofold : DUAL
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Famous Athenian : SOCRATES
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Furnace tender : STOKER
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Nigerian people : ARO
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Weather satellite : TIROS
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Seed : SPORE
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Aladdin's loss : LAMP
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Abdominal pain : COLIC
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Long poem : EPOS
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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Hindu guitar : SITAR
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Tokyo formerly : EDO
49
Twist : DETORT
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Exposed exaggerated claims : DEBUNKED
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Additional : MORE
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Inlet : RIA
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Kind of cocktail : MOLOTOV
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Base hits : BINGLES
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Encourage : ABET
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Courtyard : PATIO
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Festival : GALA
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Kind of eye : EVIL
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Kind of gas : TEAR
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Perfume ritually : CENSE
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Writing table : DESK
Down
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Dog or bob : SLED
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Maneuvered, as a ship : HOVE
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Notion : IDEA
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Peddler : VENDOR
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Charter of 1941 : ATLANTIC
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The old sod : ERIN
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East Indian tree : SAL
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Removed the squeaks : OILED
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Solar ___ : PLEXUS
10
Evolve: Var. : DEVELOPE
11
Jewish month : ADAR
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Will-o'-the-___ : WISP
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Cancel a deletion : STET
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Kind of moss : PEAT
23
Tigers et al. : CATS
26
Caesar, for one : SALAD
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Religious cape : ORALE
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Heavenly streaker : COMET
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Winged god : EROS
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Kind of geometry : SOLID
32
Russian coin : KOPEK
33
Destroy slowly : ERODE
34
Repair the links : RESOD
37
Location : SITE
40
Tex Rickard, for one : PROMOTER
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Ballet leap : CABRIOLE
45
Gait : TROT
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Wrack's partner : RUIN
50
Cancer or Capricorn : TROPIC
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Pestered : NAGGED
54
Dodge : EVADE
56
Gin pole : MAST
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Musical instrument : OBOE
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Asian river : LENA
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Influence unfairly : BIAS
60
Wash : LAVE
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Early Olympics site : ELIS
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Jonas ___ : SALK
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Certain scholar's time : TEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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