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New York Times, Saturday, May 31, 1975

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,422

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Discard : CASTOFF
8. Golf-ball gum : BALATA
14. Mark Antony's wife : OCTAVIA
15. God of American Indians : MANITOU
16. Beginning biology topic : THEBIRDSANDBEES
18. Attack : SETON
19. Most deeply felt : SINCEREST
20. Carpet or ink color : RED
22. Maine game : MOOSE
23. Applications : USES
26. China border river : AMUR
28. Sort : TYPE
32. Duffer's goal : PAR
33. Exemplary hero : IDOL
34. Motored : AUTOED
36. Pursue relentlessly : PLAYCATANDMOUSE
39. Literary works : ESSAYS
40. Pack down : TAMP
41. English college tutor : DON
42. Not obvious : DEEP
43. Taunt : GIBE
44. Run the show : BOSS
45. Grand or upright : PIANO
48. Born: Fr. : NEE
50. Certain prison detail : CHAINGANG
54. Hawaiian porch : LANAI
58. Pour : RAINCATSANDDOGS
60. Flintlocks, e.g. : OLDGUNS
61. Two-___ (movie shorts) : REELERS
62. Of top ranking : CLASSA
63. Venture to express : DARESAY
Down
1. Portable beds : COTS
2. Strain's aftermath : ACHE
3. Proofreading mark : STET
4. Small drums : TABORS
5. Sheeplike : OVINE
6. Evergreen : FIR
7. Crazes : FADS
8. Big bet in baccarat : BANCO
9. Mountains : ANDES
10. Opera book : LIBRETTO
11. Suit to ___ : ATEE
12. Kicks lightly : TOES
13. Viennese native: Abbr. : AUST
15. Lordly home : MANOR
17. Imitative acts : SIMULATIONS
21. Outré art forms : DADAS
23. Increased : UPPED
24. Mud volcano : SALSE
25. Remove : ERASE
27. Clever remark : MOT
29. "___ Something to Me" : YOUDO
30. Mexican coins : PESOS
31. Utopias : EDENS
33. Glacial : ICY
34. Madison Ave. people : ADMEN
35. Game caller : UMP
37. Frenzied barks : YAPPINGS
38. Seize : NAB
43. Insects : GNATS
44. Church official : BEADLE
46. Ear bone : INCUS
47. Guam's capital : AGANA
49. Senior : ELDER
50. Gator's counterpart : CROC
51. Meeting place : HALL
52. Verdi work : AIDA
53. Department of France : GARD
55. Turns down : NOES
56. Taj Mahal city : AGRA
57. Suburb of Paris : ISSY
59. Educational org. : NEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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