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New York Times, Saturday, August 30, 1975

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,513
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1. Make profitable use of : CASHINON
9. U. S. publisher : HEARST
15. On the button : ACCURATE
16. Allied : AGNATE
17. DuQuoin, Ill., classic : THEHAMBLETONIAN
19. Canned goods : TINS
20. ___ of luxury : LAP
21. Bagnold : ENID
22. United : ONE
23. Hey there! : PST
26. Energy : VIM
28. Wine: Prefix : ENO
29. Rejects, for short : NGS
30. Card game : LOO
31. Spanish queen : ENA
32. Racket : DIN
33. Race pay-off : PURSE
35. Kind of flint : SKIN
37. Feature of some tracks : HARNESSRACING
41. Footless animal : APOD
42. Heathen : PAGAN
43. Taste : SIP
44. Ecology agcy. : EPA
47. Word with plop or chief : KER
48. Bikini top : BRA
51. Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE
52. Reel's companion : ROD
53. Baseball statistic : ERA
54. Steep : RET
55. Oslo name : OLAF
57. Apple, for short : MAC
59. Tokyo wrestling : SUMO
60. Riding great of 37 Across : WILLIAMHAUGHTON
65. Countless : UNTOLD
66. Roughen, old style : ASPERATE
67. Streisand hit song : PEOPLE
68. Ship distances : SEAMILES
1. Civil War author : CATTON
2. Kind of back : ACHING
3. Play parts : SCENES
4. Relatives of ehs : HUHS
5. Gershwin : IRA
6. Business org. : NAM
7. Place to wager in N. Y. : OTB
8. Dickens girl : NELL
9. Handy weapon for women : HATPIN
10. Conceit : EGO
11. Bancroft : ANNE
12. Housebound by the weather : RAINEDIN
13. Working with wood color : STAINING
14. Achilles ___ : TENDON
18. House part : EAVE
23. Booty : PLUNDER
24. Miffed : SORE
25. Sleep fitfully : TOSS
27. Eye shadow : MASCARA
33. In favor of : PRO
34. Sixth sense : ESP
36. Relative : KIN
37. Receder of note : HAIRLINE
38. Attract : APPEALTO
39. Dissolute one : RAKE
40. Roman field : AGER
43. Appear : SHOWUP
45. Slickum for hair : POMADE
46. ___ Smith : ADAM
48. Fierce : BRUTAL
49. Kind of control : REMOTE
50. Expiates : ATONES
56. Failure : FLOP
58. Lamb or Dickens, for short : CHAS
59. Hindu goddess : SHRI
61. Kind of will : ILL
62. Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
63. ___ tree : UPA
64. Opal or garnet : GEM

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

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