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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 Down
1. 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
16. Whimper : PULE
17. Vichy summers : ETES
18. Matchmaker in "Fiddler" : YENTE
19. Man or Capri : ISLE
20. Person of letters : POSTMASTER
22. Winter lip trouble : CHAP
23. Eternity : EON
24. Beaver architecture : DAM
25. River in Spain : EBRO
27. Sextant's predecessor : ASTROLABE
33. 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
46. "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
64. Actor's concern : ROLE
1. 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
38. Get control of again : REMASTER
40. Compass point : NNE
41. Italian city : PISA
43. Eskimos : ALEUTS
46. Pile up : AMASS
47. Short race : DASH
48. Cartoonist Soglow : OTTO
49. 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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