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New York Times, Monday, May 5, 1975

Author:
McAulay
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q V W }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,396

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Cordelia's father : LEAR
5. Admired ones : IDOLS
10. Lamb or karate : CHOP
14. Pale color : ECRU
15. Brazilian port : NATAL
16. Fix over : REDO
17. Melville's skipper : AHAB
18. Dinnerware : CHINA
19. Give off : EMIT
20. Refinement : POLISH
22. 17 and 40 Across, e.g. : CAPTAINS
24. South Pacific navigator : COOK
26. Mrs. Cantor et al. : IDAS
27. Abutted : ADJOINED
31. Areas of activity : ARENAS
35. Climbing vine : LIANE
36. Remove : ERASE
38. Fraternal man : ELK
39. Outlaws : BANS
40. Nordhoff-Hall skipper : BLIGH
41. Barrie pirate : SMEE
42. French article : UNE
43. Pensive one : MUSER
44. "___ My Souvenirs" : AMONG
45. Navy's goat, e.g. : MASCOT
47. Shuts again : RECLOSES
49. Prefix for diluvian : ANTE
51. Sailors' saint : ELMO
52. Peary or Cabot, e.g. : EXPLORER
56. Prohibits, in law : ESTOPS
60. Offering at the Met : ARIA
61. Writer Jong : ERICA
63. Barrie's skipper : HOOK
64. Eastern queen : RANI
65. Shankar's instrument : SITAR
66. Mr. Pound : EZRA
67. Caustics : LYES
68. Tarot-card experts : SEERS
69. Paving stone : SETT
Down
1. Frog or year : LEAP
2. Alpine sound : ECHO
3. Russian sea : ARAL
4. Irrevocable commitments : RUBICONS
5. Korean port : INCHON
6. Morse-code sound : DAH
7. Of the ear : OTIC
8. Veranda, in Hilo : LANAI
9. Haphazard : SLAPDASH
10. Result of steam-pressing : CREASE
11. Half: Prefix : HEMI
12. Norse god : ODIN
13. Pans' companions : POTS
21. French silk : SOIE
23. Weight deduction : TARE
25. Ships, to poets : KEELS
27. Place for mementos : ALBUM
28. Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
29. Fonda and Russell : JANES
30. Laundry unit : DRIER
32. Verne's skipper et al. : NEMOS
33. Coeur d'___ : ALENE
34. Rudder support : SKEGS
37. Jibe : AGREE
40. Support : BUTTRESS
41. Irons out : SMOOTHES
43. Blood ailment, for short : MONO
44. Charity : ALMS
46. French port : CALAIS
48. Exonerates : CLEARS
50. Spooky : EERIE
52. James ___ Jones : EARL
53. Lab machine : XRAY
54. Tree : PINE
55. Formality : RITE
57. Flow slowly : OOZE
58. Red drink : PORT
59. Card game : SKAT
62. Vehicle : CAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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