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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
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1. Switchblade : SHIV
5. Fabulist : AESOP
10. Crows' relatives : DAWS
14. Ore deposit : LODE
15. Path : TRAIL
16. Blue-pencil : EDIT
17. Level : EVEN
18. French city : LILLE
19. Type of clock : VASE
20. Buster Keaton's look : DEADPAN
22. Selected passage : EXCERPT
24. Wine: Prefix : OEN
25. Twofold : DUAL
26. Famous Athenian : SOCRATES
31. Furnace tender : STOKER
35. Nigerian people : ARO
36. Weather satellite : TIROS
38. Seed : SPORE
39. Aladdin's loss : LAMP
41. Abdominal pain : COLIC
43. Long poem : EPOS
44. On the qui vive : ALERT
46. Hindu guitar : SITAR
48. Tokyo formerly : EDO
49. Twist : DETORT
51. Exposed exaggerated claims : DEBUNKED
53. Additional : MORE
55. Inlet : RIA
56. Kind of cocktail : MOLOTOV
59. Base hits : BINGLES
63. Encourage : ABET
64. Courtyard : PATIO
66. Festival : GALA
67. Unit of loudness : SONE
68. Perfect : IDEAL
69. Kind of eye : EVIL
70. Kind of gas : TEAR
71. Perfume ritually : CENSE
72. Writing table : DESK
1. Dog or bob : SLED
2. Maneuvered, as a ship : HOVE
3. Notion : IDEA
4. Peddler : VENDOR
5. Charter of 1941 : ATLANTIC
6. The old sod : ERIN
7. East Indian tree : SAL
8. Removed the squeaks : OILED
9. Solar ___ : PLEXUS
10. Evolve: Var. : DEVELOPE
11. Jewish month : ADAR
12. Will-o'-the-___ : WISP
13. Cancel a deletion : STET
21. Kind of moss : PEAT
23. Tigers et al. : CATS
26. Caesar, for one : SALAD
27. Religious cape : ORALE
28. Heavenly streaker : COMET
29. Winged god : EROS
30. 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
42. Ballet leap : CABRIOLE
45. Gait : TROT
47. Wrack's partner : RUIN
50. Cancer or Capricorn : TROPIC
52. Pestered : NAGGED
54. Dodge : EVADE
56. Gin pole : MAST
57. Musical instrument : OBOE
58. Asian river : LENA
59. Influence unfairly : BIAS
60. Wash : LAVE
61. Early Olympics site : ELIS
62. Jonas ___ : SALK
65. 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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