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New York Times, Saturday, May 24, 1975

Author: Richard Camp
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 326 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,415
Across Down
1. Dopey people : SCHNOOKS
9. Tibet's capital : LHASA
14. "___ the lock . . . " : CRYINGAT
15. Midday break : LUNCH
16. Comes in again : REENTERS
17. Nebraska Indians : OMAHAS
19. Long time : EON
20. Above, to poets : OER
21. Pitcher Young et al. : CYS
22. Mass. campus : MIT
23. Winglike : ALAR
25. "Why look you ____?" : SOSAD
27. Cat sound : PURR
28. Former hostess Perle : MESTA
30. Vocation: Abbr. : OCC
31. ___-Vanzetti case : SACCO
32. Navy officer: Abbr. : ENS
34. Book after Nahum : HABAKKUK
36. Stupid one : ASS
39. Inferior merchandise : SCHLOCK
41. Sault ___ Marie : STE
42. Words to a French girl friend : MACHERIE
44. Society girl : DEB
46. Mass. town : ATHOL
47. Homeless ones: Abbr. : DPS
49. Writer Glaspell : SUSAN
53. ___ Dora : DUMB
54. Irritable : TESTY
56. Ancient Asian : MEDE
57. Time period : ERA
58. Partner of oohs : AHS
59. Mideast initials : UAR
61. Pronoun : SHE
62. Queued up : ONLINE
64. Stressed : ACCENTED
66. "Tell ___ in Gath" : ITNOT
67. Bribes : SCHMEERS
68. Spanish premier : AZANA
69. British brew : POTOFTEA
1. Horror-movie sound : SCREAM
2. Louisianan : CREOLE
3. Laughing ones : HYENAS
4. Writer Anais : NIN
5. Aware of : ONTO
6. Curved moldings : OGEES
7. African plateau area : KARROO
8. Cousins of aves. : STS
9. Film comedian Harold : LLOYD
10. Bee sounds : HUMS
11. Group of sayings : ANA
12. Oafs : SCHMUCKS
13. "Shave and ____, two bits" : AHAIRCUT
18. Golfing unit : STROKE
21. Crème de ___ : CACAO
24. Course: Abbr. : RTE
26. Clumsy people : SCHLEPS
27. ___ choi (Chinese cabbage) : PAK
29. Gretel's cockney friend : ANSEL
31. "___ alive!" : SAKES
33. Ship propeller: Abbr. : SCR
35. Between A and E : BCD
36. Italian sculptor : AMADEO
37. Poetic name for Italy : SATURNIA
38. Corny sentiment : SCHMALTZ
40. Animal pelts : HIDES
43. Nob's partner : HOB
45. Kind of steer : BUM
48. Decorative plaster : STUCCO
50. Sonnet part : SESTET
51. Stick to : ADHERE
52. "When a fella ___ friend" : NEEDSA
54. Greek letter : THETA
55. Costly boat : YACHT
58. In a while : ANON
60. San ___ : REMO
63. Miss Claire : INA
64. Viper : ASP
65. Ship-shaped clock : NEF

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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