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New York Times, Tuesday, September 16, 1975

Author: Allan Blackman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Allan Blackman has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,530
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1. Compasses' describings : ARCS
5. Tannery worker : BATER
10. Boom's partner : BUST
14. Sword handle : HILT
15. "___ told by an idiot" : ATALE
16. Expanse : AREA
17. Distant : AFAR
18. Shinbone : TIBIA
19. Alpine goat : IBEX
20. Leader of a march on Rome : BENITOMUSSOLINI
23. "___ but the brave . . . " : NONE
24. German pronoun : SIE
25. Counterparts : IMAGES
28. Spy's address : MAILDROP
33. Dotted : SEME
34. Word on a garment tag : LARGE
35. Spring mo. : APR
36. Leader who freed the serfs to no avail : TSARALEXANDERII
40. "___ no use!" : ITS
41. S. A. monkeys : TITIS
42. Japanese native : AINO
43. Tape magazine : CASSETTE
45. Dunce's place : CORNER
47. Work on lace : TAT
48. Declaim : RANT
49. Leader who renounced his divinity : EMPERORHIROHITO
57. Wall St. figure : BEAR
58. Makeshift lodging : ROOST
59. "September ___" : MORN
60. Distinctive : RARE
61. Up ___ : ATREE
62. Indigo : ANIL
63. Aware of : ONTO
64. Bankers' deals : LOANS
65. Hungarian premier : NAGY
1. Gregory Peck role : AHAB
2. Prevalent : RIFE
3. Social unit : CLAN
4. Reporter on space rates : STRINGER
5. Relay-race gadgets : BATONS
6. "___ to be born . . . " : ATIME
7. Forbidden : TABU
8. Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
9. Shuffle the staff : REASSIGN
10. ___ out (parachuted) : BAILED
11. "___ et orbi" : URBI
12. Visible : SEEN
13. Kind of dancer : TAXI
21. Kind of hold : TOE
22. Stopped a squeak : OILED
25. Relating to: Suffix : ISTIC
26. Perle : MESTA
27. Assemble : AMASS
28. Boxer Rosenbloom : MAXIE
29. Macaws : ARAS
30. ___ to go : RARIN
31. Allow as how : OPINE
32. Earlier : PRIOR
34. Baltic native : LETT
37. On ___ (frolicking) : ATEAR
38. Shore region : LITTORAL
39. Native of a certain planet : EARTHMAN
44. Sound system : STEREO
45. Menus : CARTES
46. Yoko ___ : ONO
48. In the air : RISEN
49. Tortosa's river : EBRO
50. Golden ___ (happy medium) : MEAN
51. Sunder : PART
52. Newspaper section : ROTO
53. Folk dance : HORA
54. Westchester college : IONA
55. Math branch : TRIG
56. However : ONLY

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

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