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New York Times, Thursday, July 31, 1975

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,483
Across
1. Bridge call : PASS
5. Bridge thrill : SLAM
9. Bridge winners : ACES
13. Against : ANTI
14. Greek letter : IOTA
15. Habituate : INURE
16. Kind of line : STAG
17. Bridge convention : FORCINGBID
19. Gulls' relatives : TERNS
21. Image maker : MIRROR
22. Ancient times : ELD
24. For, in Santiago : POR
25. Man or Wight : ISLE
29. Bridge-declarers' concerns : ENTRIES
33. Bowling piece : NINEPIN
35. Formerly named : NEE
36. Bit of publicity : PLUG
38. Loyalists of the 1700's : TORIES
39. Swedish county : LAN
40. Tito subject : SERBIAN
42. Actress Joanne : DRU
43. Kind of type : ITALIC
45. Bridge defeats : SETS
46. Compass point : ENE
47. Geometric lines : SECANTS
49. Leaves : RETIRES
51. Bridge card : TREY
52. Swiss river : AAR
54. Two, to Goya : DOS
55. Repetition savers : DITTOS
58. Kind of bridge count : POINT
62. Bridge convention : ONEOVERONE
66. Fish or chip : BLUE
67. Like Kilimanjaro : SNOWY
68. Iowa city : AMES
69. Soprano Frances : ALDA
70. Waltz state: Abbr. : TENN
71. English engraver et al. : PYES
72. Rod's partner : REEL
Down
1. Master or tense : PAST
2. Stake : ANTE
3. Skat or Mira : STAR
4. Hancock, for one : SIGNER
5. Thor's wife : SIF
6. Impend : LOOM
7. Aweigh : ATRIP
8. Mark over a vowel : MACRON
9. More inflamed : ANGRIER
10. ___ scout : CUB
11. Silkworm : ERI
12. But, to Cicero : SED
15. Cadmus's daughter : INO
18. Nettled : IRRITATED
20. Enters quietly : SLIPSIN
23. Give pleasure to : DELECTATE
26. Web tenant : SPIDER
27. Gothic rib : LIERNE
28. Follows : ENSUES
29. Sign up : ENLIST
30. More orderly : NEATER
31. Bridge holding : TENACE
32. On, in Paris : SUR
34. Like some flights : NONSTOP
37. "Pygmalion" author: Abbr. : GBS
41. Comparative ending : IER
44. Bridge pianola : LAYDOWN
48. Petty prince : SATRAP
50. Weather-map line : ISOBAR
53. Spacious : ROOMY
56. ___ League : IVY
57. Dirk : SNEE
59. That: Lat. : ILLE
60. Bare : NUDE
61. Small duck : TEAL
62. Kiln: Var. : OST
63. Nautical reading : NNE
64. Long time : EON
65. Double curve : ESS

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

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