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New York Times, Wednesday, September 17, 1975

Author:
Joan DeRosso
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,531
Across
1. Place for a tempest : TEAPOT
7. Pancakes of Southwest : AREPAS
13. Portuguese coin : ESCUDO
14. Home of the troubadors : PROVENCE
16. Sauce sharer, in saying : GANDER
17. ___ decorator : INTERIOR
18. Took to court : SUED
19. Rational : SANE
21. This, in Spain : ESTA
22. "___ but you" : NOONE
24. Consume : INGEST
26. Pitcher Warren : SPAHN
29. One showing boredom : YAWNER
31. Italian pilgrimage town : LORETO
33. Hodgepodge : PASTICHE
37. Arm bone : ULNA
38. Thicket : COPSE
40. Coward of stage : NOEL
41. Quite a bit : GOODDEAL
43. Topics : THEMES
45. Sap : WEAKEN
47. Certain playing card : SPADE
48. Early Rumanian : DACIAN
51. Miss Page : PATTI
53. Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
54. Speck : MOTE
55. Footprint, to Wimsey : CLEW
59. Relative of private : PERSONAL
62. Acid neutralizer : ALKALI
64. Educational system : TUTORIAL
65. Author of "Liliom" : MOLNAR
66. Wall divisions : PANELS
67. Humid : STEAMY
Down
1. Second-year does : TEGS
2. Isaac's son : ESAU
3. Skin trouble : ACNE
4. Mark Twain character : PUDDNHEADWILSON
5. "___ to the West Wind" : ODE
6. Sculpture piece : TORSO
7. English composer : ARNE
8. Nonsense : ROT
9. Holiday time : EVE
10. Smollett character : PEREGRINEPICKLE
11. Liqueur flavor : ANISE
12. Lauder and Connery, e.g. : SCOTS
14. Sullivan ballet suite : PINEAPPLEPOLL
15. Latin verb : ERAT
20. At all : ANY
23. Neighbor of Que. : ONT
24. Secondary map : INSET
25. Hair protector : NET
26. Bullet : SLUG
27. Water sport : POLO
28. River of Italy : ARNO
30. "Who ___ that lady . . . " : WAS
32. Neptune's home : OCEAN
34. Unconsciousness : COMA
35. Lend an ear : HEED
36. Other : ELSE
39. Floor wood : OAK
42. Latin goddess : DEA
44. Missouri initials : HST
46. Big league: Abbr. : NAT
48. Government unit: Abbr. : DEPT
49. Cleaned the plate : ATEUP
50. Magna ___ : CARTA
52. Mets and Cosmos : TEAMS
54. Author Peter : MAAS
56. Turner : LANA
57. Ancient kingdom : ELAM
58. Sinewy : WIRY
60. Neighbor of Wash. : ORE
61. Zilch : NIL
63. Fate : LOT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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