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New York Times, Wednesday, July 16, 1975

Author: Dennis Listort
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,468
Across Down
1. Messy one : SLOB
5. Truck areas : CABS
9. Doc or vet : MEDIC
14. Miss Louise : TINA
15. Icelandic measure : ALIN
16. Florida city : OCALA
17. Guinea weight : UZAN
18. Places for personal deposits : BLOODBANKS
20. Safekeeping spots : BANKVAULTS
22. Arnaz : DESI
23. Electrical units : RELS
24. Fort Worth campus : TCU
26. " . . . who lived in ___" : ASHOE
29. Like winter roads, often : ICY
31. Edward ___ (Blackbeard) : TEACH
36. " . . . and the home of ___" : THEBRAVE
38. Traveling-show man : CARNIE
39. A- or H- : BOMB
40. Greek letter : DELTA
42. Mark, to Cicero : NOTA
43. Arabian gazelles : ARIELS
45. Off balance : LOPSIDED
47. Time spans : YEARS
48. About, in Spain : POR
49. Lawn eyesores : WEEDS
50. Br'er Fox's baby : TAR
52. Austrian statesman : RAAB
54. Nautical backbone : KEEL
58. Otters' playgrounds : RIVERBANKS
63. Dike or levee : EMBANKMENT
65. "And then there were ___" : NONE
66. Act to the hilt : EMOTE
67. Prefix for war or dote : ANTI
68. Morocco's Abd-el-___ : KRIM
69. Like most windows : PANED
70. Girl : LASS
71. Egyptian goddess : SATI
1. Part of a check : STUB
2. Miss Minnelli : LIZA
3. Son of Judah : ONAN
4. Bonnie or Clyde : BANKROBBER
5. Plotting group : CABAL
6. Having reference to : ALLUSIVE
7. Science study: Abbr. : BIOL
8. Uppity : SNOTTY
9. Unruly crowd : MOB
10. Modified organism : ECAD
11. Canute, for one Abbr. : DANE
12. Kinds : ILKS
13. Almost, in Barcelona : CASI
19. Army medal : DSC
21. Swerve : VEER
25. Miss Hagen : UTA
26. Hold ___ (control) : ATBAY
27. Dinah or sea : SHORE
28. Blood condition: Suffix : HEMIA
30. Orchestra instrument : CELLO
32. Famous Chicago Cub : ERNIEBANKS
33. Battery pole : ANODE
34. Quoted : CITED
35. Two are better than one : HEADS
37. Classifieds : ADS
38. Uniform part : CAP
41. Heavy rains : TORRENTS
44. Assault boat : LST
46. Cotton stick : SWAB
48. Fundamental : PRIMAL
51. Boat : ARK
53. "___ long, life is short" : ARTIS
54. Kind of sake : KEEP
55. Poet Lazarus : EMMA
56. Black : EBON
57. Like Paton's phalarope : LATE
59. Vein: Lat. : VENA
60. "Thin Man" wife : NORA
61. Work on a sweater : KNIT
62. Half: Prefix : SEMI
64. Man's nickname : NED

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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