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New York Times, Tuesday, June 24, 1975

Author: Virginia Godwin
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,446
Across Down
1. Grampuses : ORCS
5. Attention-getter : AHEM
9. Former V. P. : AGNEW
14. Weasel, in England : VARE
15. Weathercock : VANE
16. Hackneyed : TRITE
17. Places for: Suffix : ORIA
18. Make revisions : EDIT
19. ___ la vista : HASTA
20. Diminished : LESSENED
22. Charioteer of note : BENHUR
23. Mythical descender : ORPHEUS
24. Firmness : GRIT
25. Bullring sound : OLE
26. Countable asset : BLESSING
30. Wing-shaped : ALARY
33. Steppe or moor, e.g. : TRACT
34. Boat-racer Wood : GAR
35. Peace or gas : PIPE
36. Material for the third pig's house : BRICK
37. Scottish island : IONA
38. Salton, for one : SEA
39. Straighten : ALINE
40. Bedeck : ARRAY
41. Wife of 23 Across : EURYDICE
43. Publicize : AIR
44. Let up on : EASE
45. Onions, chives, etc. : ALLIUMS
49. Bursts of activity : SPASMS
52. Sterne's "___ Shandy" : TRISTRAM
53. Miss Talmadge : NORMA
54. Early harp : LYRE
55. English river : AIRE
56. Quivery tree : ASPEN
57. Closely allied : AKIN
58. Tooth's partner : NAIL
59. Belgian port : GHENT
60. Muddle : MESS
61. Pronoun : THAT
1. Convex molding : OVOLO
2. Less common : RARER
3. Bacon order : CRISP
4. Vacation spot : SEASHORE
5. Means of access : AVENUE
6. Where 41 Across went : HADES
7. Oklahoma city : ENID
8. N. L. player : MET
9. Unbeliever : ATHEIST
10. U. S. and Cary : GRANTS
11. Yugoslav city : NISH
12. "___, Brute" : ETTU
13. Fatigue : WEAR
21. Slippery : EELY
22. Hilly area, in England : BRECK
24. Candied : GLACE
26. Pickles' milleu : BRINE
27. Sikorsky : IGOR
28. Zola novel : NANA
29. Like Barbara Frietchie's hair : GRAY
30. Church area : APSE
31. Stead : LIEU
32. Armadillo : APAR
33. Moment : TRICE
36. Joy : BLISS
37. Sand in a shoe, i.e. : IRRITANT
39. Unbending : ADAMANT
40. Has troubles : AILS
42. Toadies : YESMEN
43. Foreigners : ALIENS
45. Column edge : ARRIS
46. Mr. Heep : URIAH
47. Callas : MARIA
48. Food fish : SMELT
49. Difficulty : SNAG
50. Fancy : POSH
51. Harps, in Italy : ARPE
52. Youngster : TYKE
54. Take it on the ___ : LAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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