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New York Times, Monday, August 4, 1975

Author: Virginia Butler
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,487
Across Down
1. Pivotal : POLAR
6. Land unit : ACRE
10. Rip of films : TORN
14. Shade of blue : ALICE
15. Escoffier, e.g. : CHEF
16. Nautical position : ALEE
17. Prospector's stakeout : CLAIM
18. Soft cries : COOS
19. Prime or spare : RIBS
20. Forte of the 10-o'clock scholar : TARDINESS
22. "Thou shalt not ___ thy . . . " : COVET
23. Tapir's feature : NOSE
24. Shepheard's, etc. : HOTELS
25. Liner accommodations : CABINS
28. Zoo accommodation : PEN
29. Study : PERUSE
30. Garden timers : SUNDIALS
35. Money, in Paris : FRANC
36. Dandy : FOP
37. ___ of the Garter : ORDER
38. Focused : CENTERED
40. Astounds : AMAZES
41. ___ or never : NOW
42. Black eye : SHINER
43. Grade of beef : CHOICE
47. ___-les-Pins : JUAN
48. Lena : HORNE
49. Clerical title : MONSIGNOR
54. Cruising : ASEA
55. Took care of the tab : PAID
56. Act in concert : UNITE
57. O'Casey : SEAN
58. Tolstoi heroine : ANNA
59. City in Georgia : MACON
60. Have it ___ (succeed) : MADE
61. Importer's concern : DUTY
62. Sue, e.g. : SWEET
1. Agreement : PACT
2. Pot : OLLA
3. Tale-teller : LIAR
4. Etcher's need : ACID
5. Class-reunion staple : REMINISCENCE
6. Entrance : ACCESS
7. Picked : CHOSE
8. Former cars : REOS
9. Letters : EFS
10. Mystic card : TAROT
11. Branch or oil : OLIVE
12. Balk at : REBEL
13. Retreats : NESTS
21. Zilch : NONE
22. Certain dwellings : CONDOMINIUMS
24. Pecking-order member : HEN
25. Part of a bird's bill : CERE
26. Galway island : ARAN
27. Move to advance a runner : BUNT
28. "Since Hector was a ___" : PUP
29. Enlisted man: Abbr. : PFC
30. Turf : SOD
31. Oil country : IRAN
32. Cutting tool : ADZE
33. Oblique look : LEER
34. Class members: Abbr. : SRS
36. "___ are chosen" : FEW
39. Richard ___ : ROE
40. Exclamations : AHAS
42. Kind of driver or painter : SUNDAY
43. Gorge : CHASM
44. Biblical prophet : HOSEA
45. Companion of Artemis : OREAD
46. Senseless : INANE
47. Clip ___ : JOINT
49. Hindu god : MANU
50. Torment : GNAW
51. Fussy : NICE
52. U.S. Indian : OTOE
53. Charter : RENT
55. Launching ___ : PAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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