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New York Times, Thursday, September 25, 1975

Author:
Paul R. Barnes
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Paul R. Barnes has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,539
Across
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There was none in Gilead : BALM
5
Night and gray : MARES
10
In the sack : ABED
14
Lamb's nom de plume : ELIA
15
Maltreat : ABUSE
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Whimper : PULE
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Vichy summers : ETES
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Matchmaker in "Fiddler" : YENTE
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Man or Capri : ISLE
20
Person of letters : POSTMASTER
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Winter lip trouble : CHAP
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Eternity : EON
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Beaver architecture : DAM
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River in Spain : EBRO
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Sextant's predecessor : ASTROLABE
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Lift up : EXALT
34
Lemur : LORIS
35
Mme. in Madrid : SRA
36
Insignificant : PUNY
37
Barracks-wall picture : PINUP
38
Rds. : RTES
39
___ Fellow : ODD
40
Ora pro ___ : NOBIS
41
Irritate : PEEVE
42
Study of word meanings : SEMANTICS
44
Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
45
Beer's companion : ALE
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"As hot ___ $2 pistol" : ASA
47
Quantity : DOSE
49
Overseer, usually hard : TASKMASTER
56
Aleutian island : ATTU
57
Capital of Guam : AGANA
58
Non-feral : TAME
59
Printer's order : STET
60
Roues : RAKES
61
"Come back to ___ . . . " : ERIN
62
___ de combat : HORS
63
Scottish breeches : TREWS
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Actor's concern : ROLE
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Horn sound : BEEP
2
Countertenor : ALTO
3
"Uneasy ___ the head . . . " : LIES
4
Very skillful : MASTERLY
5
Yucatan Indian : MAYAN
6
Burrows et al. : ABES
7
Small one : RUNT
8
Noble Italian family : ESTE
9
Crystal-ball expert : SEER
10
At the summit : APICAL
11
Venomous pit viper : BUSHMASTER
12
Miss Cinders : ELLA
13
Kind of dish or sea : DEEP
21
Open for discussion : MOOT
24
Two in Toluca : DOS
25
Ooze : EXUDE
26
Sousa or Alexander, e.g. : BANDMASTER
27
Legal excuse : ALIBI
28
Part of S.S.T. : SONIC
29
Bridge support : TRUSS
30
Tear : RIP
31
Musical note : BREVE
32
Naturalness : EASE
33
Type of poetry : EPOS
37
Kitty : POT
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Get control of again : REMASTER
40
Compass point : NNE
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Italian city : PISA
43
Eskimos : ALEUTS
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Pile up : AMASS
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Short race : DASH
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Cartoonist Soglow : OTTO
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Caustic : TART
50
Seaweed substance : AGAR
51
Rice liquor : SAKE
52
Was aware of : KNEW
53
Elephant's ear : TARO
54
Author Ludwig : EMIL
55
Descartes : RENE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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