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New York Times, Monday, September 15, 1975

Author:
Dennis Listort
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,529
Across
1. ___ and kicking : ALIVE
6. Tune up for a bout : SPAR
10. Humorist George : ADE
13. Famous tomb occupant : LENIN
14. Knowledge : LORE
15. Ballet bird : SWAN
16. Carmichael song of 1930 : GEORGIAONMYMIND
19. Curve : ARC
20. Musical prelim : INTRO
21. Assembly halls : AULAE
22. Rhinoceros beetles : UANGS
24. Stag's weapon : ANTLER
25. Cecil De ___ : MILLE
27. ___ one's brains (thinks) : RACKS
29. Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
30. Lucky, in France : FASTE
31. Chinese leader : MAO
34. Brown song of 1929 : SINGININTHERAIN
38. Explosive : TNT
39. Temple gateway : TORII
40. Wight or Royale : ISLE
41. Ruhr city : ESSEN
42. Overdoes a liking : DOTES
43. Conference : PARLEY
46. Canea's land : CRETE
48. Hiroshima weapon : ABOMB
49. Strange : ALIEN
51. Adam's or short : RIB
54. Gershwin song of 1924 : SOMEBODYLOVESME
57. Plaintiff : SUER
58. Mrs. Gandhi's wear : SARI
59. Abscond : ELOPE
60. W. W. II area : ETO
61. ___ code : AREA
62. Eastern queens : RANIS
Down
1. Seaweed : ALGA
2. Sidelong glance : LEER
3. Hypodermic fluid : INOCULANT
4. Man, in old Rome : VIR
5. Jet, for one : ENGINE
6. Marion of baseball : SLATS
7. Kind of box or boy : POOR
8. Florence's river : ARNO
9. Radiation unit : REM
10. "Where there's ___ . . . " : AWILL
11. Mother of Perseus : DANAE
12. Bitter-___ (diehard) : ENDER
15. South African leader : SMUTS
17. Verb suffix : ING
18. Northerner : YANKEE
23. Sleep like ___ : ALOG
24. Arthritis aid : ACTH
25. Not quite all : MOST
26. "___ the mood for . . . " : IMIN
27. Arrested : RANIN
28. Italian wine city : ASTI
30. Give the heave-ho : FIRE
31. Bat of TV : MASTERSON
32. French wing : AILE
33. Numbers : ONES
35. " . . . the tide at ___" : ITSEBB
36. Intrusive : NOSY
37. Profusion, as of color : RIOT
41. Gantry or Fudd : ELMER
42. Singer John : DENVER
43. Outmoded : PASSE
44. On or ___ : ABOUT
45. Tybalt's slayer : ROMEO
46. Eyelashes : CILIA
47. Discontinued car : REO
49. Jewish month : ADAR
50. Harp-family member : LYRE
52. Kaffir warrior group : IMPI
53. ___ knees : BEES
55. Mrs. Johnson : OSA
56. Guido's note : ELA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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