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New York Times, Monday, September 29, 1975

Author: Violet Gale
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K V W Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,543
Across Down
1. Lummox : OAF
4. Kemal, for one : PASHA
9. Coins: Abbr. : CTS
12. Laborer : ESNE
13. African plants : IXIAS
14. Auk genus : URIA
16. Miss Turner : LANA
17. Place for a lamp, tissues, etc. : NIGHTSTAND
19. Testy : FRETFUL
21. Heroic poetry : EPOPEE
22. Word with hooray : HIP
23. Police-car feature : SIREN
25. "___ a crowd" : THREES
28. Ones who tolerate : ABIDERS
31. Aspire : YEARN
32. In addition : ALSO
33. Bean : SOYA
35. Fashion again : REMODEL
37. Wins over : ENDEARS
39. Norse god : ODIN
40. Aspect : MIEN
42. High nest: Var. : EYRIE
43. Planting area : SEEDBED
45. Kind of salad : CAESAR
46. River of the Left Bank : SEINE
47. High, in music : ALT
48. Pluto or Venus : PLANET
51. Make a stab at : ATTEMPT
55. Odious : DETESTABLE
58. Cosgrave's country : EIRE
59. Book-page sizes: Abbr. : QTOS
60. Arab chieftain : EMEER
61. Ivan or Peter : TSAR
62. Choose : OPT
63. Chides : RATES
64. Dress part : HEM
1. Gravelly ridges : OSAR
2. Green Gables resident : ANNE
3. Take care of No. 1 : FEATHERONESNEST
4. Barracks art : PINUPS
5. Leaf-stem angle : AXIL
6. One's John Henry: Abbr. : SIG
7. Exclamation : HAH
8. Argonaut member : ASTERION
9. Gain experience : CUTONESEYETEETH
10. Snare : TRAP
11. ___ qua non : SINE
12. Santa's aide : ELF
15. U.S. humorist : ADE
18. Flew : SPED
20. Wicked person : FIEND
23. ___ soda : SAL
24. "Rosmersholm" author : IBSEN
25. Learner : TYRO
26. Observes : HEEDS
27. Textile fiber : RAMIE
29. M.G.M.-movie sounds : ROARS
30. Aleppo's country : SYRIA
32. "___ Corn" : ALIEN
34. Douay Bible name : ASER
36. Exacerbate : EMBITTER
38. Gave out the cards : DEALT
41. Dutch commune : EDE
44. Ruby and family : DEES
45. Serves : CATERS
48. Pronto! : PDQ
49. Wife of Zeus : LETO
50. At the summit : ATOP
51. Sheltered : ALEE
52. Legal writ : MISE
53. Carriage : PRAM
54. Thrice: Prefix : TER
56. Doctors' org. : AMA
57. What you do with your boots : BET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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