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Will Shortz
Will Shortz

New York Times, Friday, September 26, 1975

Author:
Will Shortz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,540
Across
1. Femur, tibia, etc. : OSSA
5. Author of "La Peste" : CAMUS
10. Site in Sicily : ETNA
14. Fuel : PEAT
15. Take effect : INURE
16. Charlie ___ : CHAN
17. Not slack : TAUT
18. Word to a sneezer : GESUNDHEIT
20. Star-shaped : STELLATE
22. Food, shelter, etc. : NEEDS
23. Bring up : REAR
24. Circus animal : SEAL
26. Crooked : ASKEW
28. ___ and so : THUS
30. Captains, majors, etc.: Abbr. : OFFS
34. Child's card game : WAR
35. Do the 100-yard dash : SPRINT
37. Hindu legendary hero : NALA
38. "Woe is me" : ALAS
40. Cotton thread : LISLE
41. Hypocrisy : SHAM
42. Disorderly flight : ROUT
43. Clothes : ATTIRE
45. Part of a glass : RIM
46. Being, in Spain : ENTE
47. Piquancy : ZEST
48. Maudlin : BEERY
50. Way off : AFAR
52. Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
53. Passageway : AISLE
56. Kidnap : SHANGHAI
60. All-out attack : BLITZKRIEG
63. Fish : EELS
64. Vietnam's ___ Dinh : BINH
65. Score for Nicklaus : EAGLE
66. M.G.M. symbol : LION
67. "___ does it" : EASY
68. Corrupt : VENAL
69. Editor's mark : STET
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1. Chooses : OPTS
2. Do ushering : SEAT
3. Friend of pigs' knuckles : SAUERKRAUT
4. Former British P.M. : ATTLEE
5. Havana : CIGAR
6. Dill herb : ANET
7. Clio, Erato or Urania : MUSE
8. S.A. country : URU
9. Japanese coin : SEN
10. Plane formations : ECHELONS
11. "Of ___ I sing" : THEE
12. Freshwater worm : NAID
13. Aardvark's fare : ANTS
19. Nucleic-acid initials : DNA
21. Capitol products : LAWS
24. Like a solarium : SUNLIT
25. Lab compound : ESTER
26. Cognizant : AWARE
27. Beauty ___ : SALON
28. More hackneyed : TRITER
29. Calls for quiet : HISTS
31. Counterpart of Celsius : FAHRENHEIT
32. Knack : FLAIR
33. Mr. Davis : SAMMY
36. Public square : PLAZA
39. Furtive : STEALTHY
44. Black : EBON
49. Famous German socialist : ENGELS
51. Cap : FEZ
52. Bread roll : BAGEL
53. French cleric : ABBE
54. Pelvic bones : ILIA
55. Does wrong : SINS
56. "Stop," for one : SIGN
57. Loki's daughter : HELA
58. Bitter drug : ALOE
59. Common contraction : ISNT
61. Electrical abbr. : KEV
62. Arctic explorer : RAE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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