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New York Times, Saturday, July 5, 1975

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,457

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Across
1
Occurs : TAKESPLACE
11
City of India : AGRA
15
Lacking mental clarity : IRRATIONAL
16
Pompous one : PRIG
17
Touchstones : CRITERIONS
18
Human or rat : RACE
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Dutch cupboard : KAS
20
French weight : TONNE
21
Brom ___ : BONES
22
He, in Italy : ESSO
23
Hang fire : PEND
24
Paris subway : METRO
27
Atlantic island group : FAROE
30
Vandal : HUN
33
Skull protuberance : INION
34
"Sleep, my ___" : PRETTYONE
36
Some fashions : FADS
37
Extinct Hawaiian birds : OOS
38
Salt tree : ATLE
39
Poet's output : FREEVERSE
42
Suiting : TWEED
43
Join a quilting bee : SEW
44
Poet Conrad : AIKEN
45
Author Eudora : WELTY
46
Uganda's President : AMIN
48
Stepped : TROD
50
Church plate : PATEN
52
Reminders : MEMOS
54
Navy man: Abbr. : ADM
57
Kind of way or code : AREA
58
Roman festival of the dead : PARENTALIA
60
Forsaken : LORN
61
Certain American Indian rites : RAINDANCES
62
Maiden : LASS
63
Ship accommodations : STATEROOMS
Down
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Watch sound : TICK
2
Irish exclamation : ARRA
3
Malay weapon : KRIS
4
"When do we ___?" : EAT
5
Hat : STETSON
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Indians of New Mexico : PIROS
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Meat order : LOINOFPORK
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Shortly : ANON
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Malacca : CANE
10
Letters : ELS
11
Airfield area : APRON
12
Vicki Baum novel : GRANDHOTEL
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Pudding ingredient : RICE
14
Time periods : AGES
21
Vegetable : BEET
22
Uneven : EROSE
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Kind of boiler : POT
24
Offends : MIFFS
25
Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
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Seacoasts : TIDEWATERS
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Rebelled : AROSE
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Umbrage : RESENTMENT
31
Not rented : UNLET
32
Indigent : NEEDY
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Swerved : YAWED
40
Futile : VAIN
41
German article : EIN
42
Kind of general : TWOSTAR
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By all ___ (surely) : MEANS
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Angular script : RONDE
50
Weary : PALL
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Venezuelan town : AROA
52
Egyptian goddess : MAAT
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Silkworm : ERIA
54
Small tropical dog : ALCO
55
Per ___ : DIEM
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Kind of media : MASS
58
Duos: Abbr. : PRS
59
Upper: Prefix : ANO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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