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New York Times, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

Author: Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,426
Across Down
1. Algerian city : ORAN
5. Dieter's sacrifice : SNACK
10. Proper : PRIM
14. Uncas's love : CORA
15. Fine net : TULLE
16. Mesh fabric : LENO
17. Furniture style : ADAM
18. Impels : URGES
19. Arab headband : AGAL
20. Part of T.R.'s advice : SPEAKSOFTLYAND
23. West : MAE
24. "Believe It or Not" man : RIPLEY
25. Moth attractors : FLAMES
29. Belief : CREDO
31. Lagoon : LIMAN
32. Semitic deity : BAAL
33. Igneous rock : SIMA
37. His: Fr. : ALUI
38. Out of ___ (peevish) : SORTS
39. German valley : SAAR
40. Caution : WARN
41. Appeal : PLEA
42. Aromatic seed : CUMIN
43. Marsh bird : STILT
45. Be all thumbs : BUMBLE
46. Machine part : STATOR
49. "___ Town" : OUR
50. Rest of T. R.'s advice : CARRYABIGSTICK
56. African tree : AKEE
57. The sky, at times : LIMIT
58. Hot-weather word : PHEW
60. Horne : LENA
61. French student : ELEVE
62. Hebrides island : IONA
63. Hindu land grant : ENAM
64. Hinder : DETER
65. Boodle : LOOT
1. Wood sorrel : OCA
2. Lightning and fishing : RODS
3. Not care ___ : ARAP
4. Dub : NAME
5. German bombers : STUKAS
6. Edith Cavell, for one : NURSE
7. Something, in Spain : ALGO
8. Bass or treble : CLEF
9. Old World falcons : KESTRELS
10. Execute a quiet ploy : PLAYPOSSUM
11. Splendid : REGAL
12. Foolish : INANE
13. Antiquated : MOLDY
21. Verily : AMEN
22. Cover : LID
25. Defect : FLAW
26. Actress Lee : LILA
27. Asian boundary river : AMUR
28. Prevailing trend : MAINSTREAM
29. Proofreading mark : CARET
30. Pro ___ : RATA
32. Cotton pod : BOLL
34. Metrical foot : IAMB
35. Box or bag : MAIL
36. English composer : ARNE
38. Coiled : SPIRALED
42. Brusque : CURT
44. Trinket : TOY
45. ___ Brown : BUSTER
46. Flake : SCALE
47. Spoken for : TAKEN
48. Ring : ARENA
49. Pointed arch : OGIVE
51. Peevishness : BILE
52. "___ a man with . . . " : IMET
53. Brown-dye tree : IPIL
54. Half a child's train : CHOO
55. Gambling game : KENO
59. Buddhist temple : WAT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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