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New York Times, Saturday, July 26, 1975

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,478
Across Down
1. Lamented : BEMOANED
9. Diminished : ABATED
15. Excessively embellished : OVERDONE
16. Seascape : MARINE
17. Heed readily : LENDAWILLINGEAR
19. Potboiler's output : TRASH
20. Musial et al. : STANS
21. Wee, in Glasgow : SMA
22. Spanish coin: Abbr. : ESC
23. Wishy-washy : BLAND
24. Robert I was one : SCOT
25. Deer : DOE
26. Brants : GEESE
27. ___ off (relinquished) : SWORE
28. Sousa's group : BAND
29. Voltaire's style : SATIRE
31. Writing implement of yore : SLATE
33. Caught in a way : ROPED
34. John and Sebastian : CABOTS
36. Anger : RILE
37. One who trifles : TOYER
38. White poplar : ABELE
40. Romaine : COS
43. "___ about it!" : HOWS
44. Crust : BRASS
45. Nautical position : AFT
46. Mindanao native : ATA
47. ___ the lily : PAINT
48. Conductor Walter : BRUNO
50. Views with indulgence : LISTENSTOREASON
53. Hospital worker : INTERN
54. Shine brightly : ERADIATE
55. Ten-percenters : AGENTS
56. Warded off : REPELLED
1. Quit, as one's party : BOLTED
2. "Thanks ___ much" : EVERSO
3. Imperil : MENACE
4. Public laws: Abbr. : ORDS
5. Esau's wife : ADAH
6. "___ I lay me . . . " : NOW
7. Isolated : ENISLED
8. River deposits : DELTAS
9. Have ___ to (intend) : AMIND
10. Forbids : BANS
11. Neighbor of Chile: Abbr. : ARG
12. Deuce, e.g. : TIESCORE
13. Charmed : ENAMORED
14. Lower the capability of : DERATE
18. Alley features : LANES
23. Stephen or William : BENET
24. Pilfer : SWIPE
26. Swamp denizen, for short : GATOR
27. Wrap : STOLE
28. Unsophisticated ones : BABES
30. Seed coverings : ARILS
31. Stepping on it : SCOOTING
32. Depredate : LAYWASTE
35. Loose garments : SARIS
36. Do a touch-up job : RESTORE
37. Poetic muse : THALIA
39. Give-and-take : BANTER
40. Involving a motive : CAUSAL
41. Meriting attention : OFNOTE
42. Pie-eyed : STONED
44. Marriage notices : BANNS
47. Saucy : PERT
48. Adam ___ : BEDE
49. Track unit : RAIL
51. ___ o'clock scholar : TEN
52. Least bit : RAP

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

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