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New York Times, Saturday, August 16, 1975

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,499
Across
1. Handles rudely : PAWS
5. Player's game : GOLF
9. Anwar's predecessor : GAMAL
14. "___ first you don't succeed . . . " : IFAT
15. Evening in Paris : SOIR
16. City in Turkey : ADANA
17. City in Michigan : KALAMAZOO
19. Non-filling dessert : MELON
20. Island in N. Y. Bay : ELLIS
21. Elevating in rank : ENNOBLING
23. Jargon : SLANG
24. Ankles : TALI
25. Like those in the rain longer : WETTER
29. Sailor who rode a roc : SINBAD
33. Kind of guard : REAR
35. Mild oath : EGAD
37. Food and clothing, i.e. : NEEDS
38. Signed up: Abbr. : ENL
39. City in Penna. : READING
41. Border : HEM
42. ___ dot : POLKA
44. Part of a Louvre name : LISA
45. Sound of disapproval : HISS
46. Flowers and trees : PLANTS
48. Hockey-rink workers : ICEMEN
50. Particular piece : ITEM
52. River in Russia : ALDAN
55. Desert drivers : CAMELEERS
60. Prefix for glycerin : NITRO
61. "___ at the office" : IGAVE
62. Sue's city : SIOUXCITY
64. Schoolbag item : RULER
65. Otis of baseball : AMOS
66. Friend for Pierre : AMIE
67. Rooms at Lewisburg : CELLS
68. Adjusts : SETS
69. Wine settlings : LEES
Down
1. Peak of West : PIKES
2. "Pride must have ___" : AFALL
3. City in Washington : WALLAWALLA
4. Dye worker : STAINER
5. Girls' org. : GSA
6. Trickle : OOZE
7. Cat : LION
8. Battle line : FRONT
9. Monaco specialty : GAMBLING
10. "Sweet ___" : ADELINE
11. Bamako is its capital : MALI
12. In a while : ANON
13. Like Burns's syne : LANG
18. N.C.O. : MSGT
22. Western alliance : OAS
26. ___ off : TEE
27. Equal, in France : EGAL
28. Circle lines : RADII
30. Late : BEHINDTIME
31. Drinks : ADES
32. Mil. awards : DSMS
33. Ribbed cloth : REPP
34. Organic compound : ENOL
36. Record : DISC
39. Snakes : RATTLERS
40. No, from MacTavish : NAE
43. Famous daredevil : KNIEVEL
45. Spiral : HELICAL
47. Observe : SEE
49. Cat : MANX
51. Tablelands : MESAS
53. Shaw : ARTIE
54. English poet : NOYES
55. Leaflet: Abbr. : CIRC
56. Ailment : AGUE
57. Shopping center : MALL
58. Frost : RIME
59. Chimney substance : SOOT
63. Amer. ship initials : USS

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

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