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New York Times, Wednesday, June 18, 1975

Author: Sophie Fierman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,440
Across Down
1. Skyjackers' mecca : CUBA
5. Exposed : BARED
10. Unadorned : BALD
14. Summit : APEX
15. Cowboy gear : RIATA
16. Canal or port : ERIE
17. "Your ___ " (harsh choice) : MONEYORYOURLIFE
20. Call it a day : END
21. Bronze, silver and golden : AGES
22. Sea duck : EIDER
23. Potato : SPUD
24. Kind of shoppe : OLDE
26. Lipstick color : CERISE
29. Mounted torch : CRESSET
32. Winglike : ALAR
33. Renter's concern : LEASE
34. Angeles or Alamos : LOS
36. Hobson's choice : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
40. "___ for the money" : ONE
41. P. I. Moslems : MOROS
42. Flirt : OGLE
43. Dry-goods dealers : DRAPERS
45. Delaying words : NOTYET
47. Inquisitive : NOSY
48. Function : ROLE
49. Equal of a mile : AMISS
52. "Sermons and ___ water" : SODA
53. Burrows or Beame : ABE
56. Having scant choice : BETWEENTWOFIRES
60. Arrow poison : INEE
61. African range : ATLAS
62. Rochester's state: Abbr. : MINN
63. Famous duelist : BURR
64. River of Europe : RHONE
65. Snack-tray spread : PATE
1. "___ the dawn" : CAME
2. Well-informed : UPON
3. Yield : BEND
4. Lizzie Borden's weapon : AXE
5. Irishman's pride : BROGUE
6. Exposed : AIRED
7. Skates : RAYS
8. W. W. II initials : ETO
9. Family member: Abbr. : DAU
10. Disproves : BELIES
11. Unfruitful : ARID
12. Long prison term : LIFE
13. Animal : DEER
18. Shrill sounds : YAPS
19. Crossing for Moses : REDSEA
23. Salutation for a king : SIRE
24. Exams : ORALS
25. ___ majesty : LESE
26. Roman Elder or Younger : CATO
27. Large antelope : ELAND
28. One clearing dead leaves : RAKER
29. Tropical mackerels : CEROS
30. Gray's claim to fame : ELEGY
31. Fine linen : TOILE
33. Truck, in London : LORRY
35. Printing mark : STET
37. Take advantage of, with "on" : IMPOSE
38. "On your ___!" : TOES
39. Make a choice : VOTE
44. Quizmaster's reward : ANSWER
45. Knotty : NODOSE
46. Norwegian king : OLAF
48. Mountain ash : ROWAN
49. Hebrew month : ABIB
50. Certain list : MENU
51. Brain channel : ITER
52. Town near Caen : STLO
53. La Scala offering : ARIA
54. Propensity : BENT
55. Old slave : ESNE
57. Musical perception : EAR
58. Degree : NTH
59. Brat : IMP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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