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New York Times, Friday, June 27, 1975

Author:
Allan Blackman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,449
Across
1. Rush-hour scarcity : SEAT
5. Natives of Perth : SCOTS
10. Kind of man : BEST
14. Fasten tightly : LASH
15. Alaskan native : ALEUT
16. Literary river : AVON
17. Play part : ACTI
18. Color, in Italy : TINTA
19. Pungent : TART
20. Scene of a 1947 miracle : THIRTYFOURTHST
23. Make tracks : DART
24. Golfer's need : TEE
25. Gen. Creighton ___ : ABRAMS
28. Winchell's Orange Juice Gulch : BROADWAY
33. Golf shot : DRIVE
34. ___-de-lis : FLEUR
35. Prior to : ERE
36. Overhang : EAVE
37. Like China's wall : GREAT
38. Family member : MAMA
39. Biblical wife : EVE
40. Fail to be alert : SLEEP
41. U.M.W. member : MINER
42. Mrs. Lincoln : MARYTODD
44. Sways : TOSSES
45. Faroe winds : OES
46. Coal region : SAAR
47. Traffic-jam ingredients : CROSSTOWNBUSES
54. Iranian V.I.P. : SHAH
55. "Full speed ___" : AHEAD
56. Frog maneuver : LEAP
57. Italian river : RENO
58. Turbulent : ROILY
59. Or ___ : ELSE
60. "Tell ___ the judge" : ITTO
61. Holiday times : YULES
62. Gorge : SATE
Down
1. Louver : SLAT
2. " . . . to ___ according to his needs" : EACH
3. Wine city : ASTI
4. Intersector of 20 Across : THIRDAVE
5. Prurient ones : SATYRS
6. Actor Montgomery : CLIFT
7. Wine: Prefix : OENO
8. Short skirt : TUTU
9. Begin : STARTOUT
10. Suffused, as with sunlight : BATHED
11. Le Ga1lienne et al. : EVAS
12. ___ of (rather) : SORT
13. Explosive : TNT
21. Subdue : TAME
22. Kind of sheet or gas : TEAR
25. Satisfy a legacy : ADEEM
26. Greeting for a soprano : BRAVA
27. Harlem or Hudson : RIVER
28. Feel anguish : BLEED
29. Gather : REAP
30. Reconciles to a loss : WEANS
31. Napoleon's command : ARMEE
32. Thirty ___ War : YEARS
34. Allen or Stone : FRED
37. Dictionary's relative : GLOSSARY
38. Governs badly : MISRULES
40. Holy women: Abbr. : STES
41. Old land near Dead Sea : MOAB
43. Shout for attention : YOOHOO
44. Actress Jessica and family : TANDYS
46. Small swamp : SWALE
47. Huntley : CHET
48. ___ and rave : RANT
49. Quaker word : THOU
50. Trompe l'___ : OEIL
51. Burmese rice : SELA
52. Side of New York : EAST
53. Graf ___ : SPEE
54. Hindu title : SRI

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

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