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New York Times, Thursday, July 24, 1975

Author:
Bill Scollon
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J W X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,476

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Across
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Cable and horse : CARS
5
Colored : DYED
9
Pura or fortis : AQUA
13
Of the ear : OTIC
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Tire or summary : RECAP
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Sumptuous : LUSH
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Epithet for wife of Philip II of Spain : BLOODYMARY
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Actress Ruby et al. : DEES
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Improved : BETTERED
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Kilmer subject : TREES
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Errol : LEON
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Rose feature : THORN
25
"The ___ of Midlothian" : HEART
27
British labor leader : CROSSMAN
30
Ovens : KILNS
31
Pickler : BRINE
32
"Long ___ and far away" : AGO
33
Eager : AVID
34
Split-pea and tomato : SOUPS
35
Mr. Scott : DRED
36
Shriner's adornment : FEZ
37
Dull sounds : THUDS
38
River of Ireland : BOYNE
39
Eden beverage : ADAMSALE
41
Herr Wessel : HORST
42
Blues street : BEALE
43
Weaving frame : LOOM
44
Dog, in Spain : PERRO
45
Dramatis ___ : PERSONAE
49
William the Elder or Younger : PITT
50
Ill-fated queen : MARYSTUART
52
Holy Roman emperor : OTHO
53
Type of secret : STATE
54
Coast Guard Ms. : SPAR
55
"The fat ___ the fire" : ISIN
56
Evil and electric : EYES
57
Comfort : EASE
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Hall-of-Famer Ty : COBB
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Read the ___ act : RIOT
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Realm of 50 Across : SCOTLAND
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Timber's nemesis : DRYROT
6
Arabian country : YEMEN
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Modified organism : ECAD
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Women's org. : DAR
9
Northern trees : ALDERS
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17 and 50 Across : QUEENMARYS
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Manipulates : USES
12
Sounds of contentment : AHS
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Monty ___ Flying Circus : PYTHONS
18
Species of ruminants : DEERS
22
Yorkist or Lancastrian emblem : ROSE
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Stumbles : TRIPS
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Congregated, as bees : HIVED
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Rival of 17 and 50 Across : ELIZABETHI
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Type of oil : CRUDE
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Operative : AGENT
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Protuberance : NODE
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Ethiopian native : KAFA
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Ancient Greek council : BOULE
34
Greetings in Jerusalem : SHALOMS
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European rodent : DORMOUSE
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Nicholas, e.g. : TSAR
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Support a candidate : BOOST
40
Late author and monk Thomas : MERTON
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"Straight from the ___ mouth" : HORSES
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Pacific battle site of 1944 : LEYTE
44
Peach features : PITS
45
Implore : PRAY
46
California valley : NAPA
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Brazilian parrots : ARAS
48
Common French verb : ETRE
49
Hawaiian delicacy : POI
51
Corroded : ATE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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