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New York Times, Thursday, July 3, 1975

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,455
Across
1. Take for a ___ : RIDE
5. ___ one (singly) : ONEBY
10. Invitation initials : RSVP
14. Smell : ODOR
15. Water wheel : NORIA
16. Love god : EROS
17. Hand-___ : SEWN
18. Set up with funds : ENDOW
19. Droop : WILT
20. ___ Antonio : SAN
21. Is indebted : OWES
22. Hulled grain : GROATS
24. Waco's state : TEXAS
26. Nasal sound : SNORT
27. Wilkes of "G.W.T.W." : ASHLEY
29. ___ London (famed insurers) : LLOYDSOF
32. Gertrude of rose fame : STEIN
33. Secures a ship : MOORS
34. New Deal org. : NRA
35. Old French coins : SOUS
36. "Congress shall make ___ respecting . . . " : NOLAW
37. Joined Mark Spitz : SWAM
38. Mountain : ALP
39. Diabolic one : SATAN
40. Overdo a role : EMOTE
41. Answering-service offerings : MESSAGES
43. Passed over : ELIDED
44. Cloth strainer : TAMIS
45. Political list : SLATE
46. Horn or Vic : TRADER
48. ___ of the earth : SCUM
49. Type of chocolate : HOT
52. Wallace of silents : REID
53. Did a garden job : RAKED
55. Type of gazer : STAR
56. Columnist Wilson : EARL
57. Reckon : OPINE
58. Church area : APSE
59. "Nelse, who ___?" : ELSE
60. Coins : CENTS
61. Jeff's friend : MUTT
Down
1. V.I.P. of flags : ROSS
2. Concept : IDEA
3. School-traffic violation : DOWNTHEUPSTAIRS
4. Sea bird : ERN
5. Kind of street : ONEWAY
6. Ides' counterpart : NONES
7. Flocks, to a cockney : ERDS
8. Life story, for short : BIO
9. Epithet for 36 Down, appropriately : YAWGNORW
10. Change a sentence : REWORD
11. Return route for 3 Down : SRIATSNWODEHTPU
12. Electrical unit : VOLT
13. Attention getters : PSTS
21. Draft animals : OXEN
23. Campanella and Rogers : ROYS
25. Yalies : ELIS
26. U. S. painter John : SLOAN
27. Indian state : ASSAM
28. Fur piece : STOLE
29. Montez and others : LOLAS
30. Declaim : ORATE
31. Of wide renown : FAMED
33. Particles : MOTES
36. Mis-headed flier of 1938 : NAGIRROC
37. Struck, old style : SMIT
39. Ditto : SAME
40. Old Asian land : ELAM
42. Horse's burden : SADDLE
43. Dodges : ELUDES
45. Aroma : SCENT
46. Up a ___ : TREE
47. Type of McCoy : REAL
48. Certain flick : SKIN
50. Kiln : OAST
51. Waste allowance : TRET
54. Imitate : APE
55. Snead or Spade : SAM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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