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New York Times, Monday, July 7, 1975

Author:
John Finch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,459
Across
1. Classify : SORT
5. Rum cake : BABA
9. Aegean wine : CHIAN
14. Alexander or Ivan : TSAR
15. Jacob's brother : ESAU
16. Narrow shelf : LEDGE
17. Great sleuth's debut : ASTUDYINSCARLET
20. Dr. Johnson's prince : RASSELAS
21. Ready for the fray : ARMED
22. Castor, to Pollux : TWIN
23. Eins, zwei, ___ : DREI
24. Attic : GREEK
26. Hambletonian entries : TROTTERS
30. Sticky : GOODY
31. Ridges : SEAMS
32. ___ the mark : TOE
33. Red-ink item : LOSS
34. Yearns : LONGS
35. Thunder god : THOR
36. Compass heading : ESE
37. Bobby or savings : BONDS
38. Recurrent melody : THEME
39. Financial escape-hatches : NESTEGGS
41. Approaches : NEARS
42. All ___ (attentive) : EARS
43. Kind of snow or cob : CORN
44. "Thus ___ Zarathustra" : SPAKE
46. London ordeals of 1940 : AIRRAIDS
50. Team of 17 Across : HOLMESANDWATSON
52. Moslem prince : AMEER
53. Opinion : IDEA
54. Jar : OLLA
55. Plays first : LEADS
56. Contrary gardener : MARY
57. Ooze : SEEP
Down
1. Sirius or Polaris : STAR
2. Pelion upon ___ : OSSA
3. Sinking-ship quitters : RATS
4. College officials : TRUSTEDS
5. Turkish ruler's dominion : BEYLIK
6. Chinese or Japanese : ASIAN
7. Forbids : BANS
8. Out, in Vienna : AUS
9. Red wines : CLARETS
10. Ben Gunn, e.g. : HERMIT
11. Lazy : IDLE
12. Like good brandy : AGED
13. Snare : NET
18. Decimal-system man : DEWEY
19. Rebounds : CAROMS
23. Hauls : DRAGS
24. High hanger : GOOSE
25. War of the ___ : ROSES
26. Minds : TENDS
27. Upper regions : ETHER
28. Mrs. Hoople's offerings : ROOMS
29. Dry : SERE
30. Valley : GLEN
31. "Song of ___" : SONGS
34. Legendary name for England : LOGRES
35. God of death : THANATOS
37. Lab vessels : BEAKERS
38. ___ firma : TERRA
40. Harnessed together : TEAMED
41. Ibsen's country : NORWAY
43. Beverage : CIDER
44. "___ pumpkins!" : SOME
45. Entreaty : PLEA
46. "A wing ___ prayer" : ANDA
47. ___ of Man : ISLE
48. Charity : DOLE
49. Word with shot or dragon : SNAP
50. Falstaff's friend : HAL
51. Purpose : AIM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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