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New York Times, Wednesday, June 11, 1975

Author: McCain
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,433
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1. Not yet up : ABED
5. Swiss ___ : CHARD
10. Kind of bag : GRAB
14. Take it easy : LAZE
15. "___ and sometimes Y" : AEIOU
16. Hilly city : ROME
17. "Jane ___" : EYRE
18. "Ninotchka," e.g. : GARBOMOVIE
20. Verse's partner : CHAPTER
22. Drudged : SLAVED
23. Neighbor of Mars : EARTH
25. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
26. Ibsen play : GHOSTS
29. Painter Fra ___ : ANGELICO
34. Heart link : AORTA
35. ___ ben Adhem : ABOU
36. Obstacle : SNAG
37. Road curve : ESS
38. Performs for the class : RECITES
41. Evangeline's Grand ___ : PRE
42. Jack Sprat's preference : LEAN
44. Clears : NETS
45. Kind of angle : ACUTE
47. Farewell, in Kobe : SAYONARA
49. Recorders : FLUTES
50. Battering ___ : RAM
51. Old German coin : TALER
53. Comprehend : FATHOM
56. Delivery to Garcia : MESSAGE
60. All-purpose name : RICHARDROE
62. Racetrack : OVAL
63. Monster : OGRE
64. Show jubilance : EXULT
65. Small brook : RILL
66. Belgian river : YSER
67. Entertains in a way : DINES
68. Montand : YVES
1. Writer Waugh : ALEC
2. Birch of Indiana : BAYH
3. O. T. book : EZRA
4. Like the Mariana Trench : DEEPEST
5. Basketball players : CAGERS
6. Lettuce part : HEART
7. Tune : AIR
8. Does a bank heist : ROBS
9. Conversation for two : DUOLOGUE
10. Cringes : GROVELS
11. Traverse : ROVE
12. During : AMID
13. Quilting or sewing : BEE
19. ___ nostrum : MARE
21. Asian tribesman : TATAR
24. Native environment : HABITAT
26. Celts : GAELS
27. Biblical prophet : HOSEA
28. Paris's Quai d'___ : ORSAY
30. Negative words : NOTS
31. Computer feed : INPUT
32. ___ du jour : CARTE
33. Curved moldings : OGEES
35. Maple genus : ACER
39. Smitten : ENAMORED
40. Kind of resistance : SALES
43. Cold wind : NORTHER
46. Like a quick glance : CURSORY
48. Port of Okinawa : NAHA
49. Armadas : FLEETS
52. Soap plant : AMOLE
53. Fruits : FIGS
54. Israeli port : ACRE
55. Roman 1511 : MDXI
57. Tel ___ : AVIV
58. Writer Zona : GALE
59. Building wings : ELLS
60. Rob ___ : ROY
61. Seek office : RUN

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

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