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New York Times, Tuesday, September 23, 1975

37-Across : Confounded

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J M Q X }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,537
Across
1
Miss Pitts : ZASU
5
Main ___ (town hub) : DRAG
9
Joke : GAG
12
" ... you can do ___ do better" : ICAN
13
River of Yugoslavia : DRINA
14
High note : ELA
15
Scientists' places : LABS
16
Miss Christie's express : ORIENT
17
Row : OAR
18
___-Magnon : CRO
19
Russian or Czech : SLAV
20
Comic-strip hero : TERRY
22
See red : HITTHECEILING
26
French forest of note : ARGONNE
27
Tracy or Cavett : DICK
30
Designer Emilio : PUCCI
33
Girl, in Italy : TOSA
35
Onassis : ARI
36
"This ___ test" : ISA
37
Confounded : FLOORED
40
"___ as a Stranger" : NOT
41
Poetic word : EER
42
Tipster : TOUT
43
Grates on : RASPS
45
Tear or gum : DROP
47
Gentleman's partner : SCHOLAR
50
___ ring (have a ball) : LETTHERAFTERS
55
Small ravine : GULLY
57
Steam pioneer : WATT
58
Exclamation : AHA
59
Bee: Prefix : API
60
Characters in a Sheridan play : RIVALS
63
Threat for Hansel and Gretel : OVEN
64
Chaney : LON
65
Soviet mountains : URALS
66
Northern European : LETT
67
Chang's partner : ENG
68
Biblical king : SAUL
69
This, in Spain : ESTA
Down
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Nothing : ZILCH
2
Mites : ACARI
3
Peasant shoe : SABOT
4
Us, in Berlin : UNS
5
In a hopeless spot : DRIVENTOTHEWALL
6
Meadow barley : RIE
7
Miss Harding : ANN
8
___-Casazza of opera : GATTI
9
People from Macon : GEORGIANS
10
Winglike : ALAR
11
Cooper : GARY
13
Historic lawgiver : DRACO
16
Cassini : OLEG
19
Give short ___ : SHRIFT
21
Lineman : END
23
Between tic and toe : TAC
24
___ out : INOR
25
___ majesty : LESE
28
Work on photo makeup : CROP
29
"___, cats, sacks and wives" : KITS
30
Jumbled, as type : PIED
31
Consumer : USER
32
Christmas activity : CAROLLING
34
Feel ___ (get chilly) : ADRAFT
38
"Who have ___ their ... " : LOST
39
Pinprick reaction : OUCH
44
Carney : ART
46
Clay: Prefix : PEL
48
Exams : ORALS
49
Coins of Riga : LATS
51
Cobb of baseball : TYRUS
52
Milieu of a certain dropper : EAVES
53
Butler : RHETT
54
Barbara or Maria : SANTA
55
Writer Zona : GALE
56
Preposition : UPON
61
Gershwin : IRA
62
Hebrew letter : VAU
63
___ Miss : OLE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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