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New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 1975

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,517
Across
1. Old English bard : SCOP
5. Scrapbook entries : CLIPS
10. Churchill's "Hinge of ___" : FATE
14. Rule or run : HOME
15. Restrict : LIMIT
16. Japanese herbs : UDOS
17. Tree of Morocco : ARAR
18. Mythical flier : ETANA
19. Tumult : RIOT
20. Politico's helpers : HENCHMEN
22. Muff a grounder : BOBBLE
24. Frost : HOAR
25. Polish river, to Germans : ALLE
26. Volcanic rock : BASALT
29. Make plain : SPELLOUT
33. Siderite : ORE
34. Letter : AITCH
36. Main artery : AORTA
37. Boarding facility : RAMP
39. Title, in India : SAHIB
41. Light-bulb unit : WATT
42. Dialect : IDIOM
44. German port : EMDEN
46. Snare : NET
47. Actress Dolores : COSTELLO
49. Cape Canaveral sight : GANTRY
51. Home, in Hamburg : HAUS
52. Instrument for Yuba : TUBA
53. Casabas : MELONS
56. Uncorrupted : PRISTINE
60. Arab head cord : AGAL
61. Falcon feature : TALON
63. Amphibian : TOAD
64. "Kiss Me, ___" : KATE
65. Save on wedding costs : ELOPE
66. Town on the Thames : ETON
67. Do ___ thing : ONES
68. Ceremonies : RITES
69. Tabula ___ : RASA
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1. Mideast ruler : SHAH
2. Earth sample : CORE
3. Arabian area : OMAN
4. Gutta-___ : PERCHA
5. Climbing vine : CLEMATIS
6. Metric measure : LITER
7. "___ old cowhand" : IMAN
8. Kind of money : PIN
9. Lippizaners' home : STABLE
10. Flounce : FURBELOW
11. Star in Draco : ADIB
12. Dupe : TOOL
13. Villa d'___ : ESTE
21. Spanish greeting : HOLA
23. Earthenware jar : OLLA
25. Plant pest : APHID
26. Kind of acid : BORIC
27. Plow, in Spain : ARADO
28. Some trucks : SEMIS
29. Stupid one : SCHMO
30. Praying figure : ORANT
31. Absolute : UTTER
32. Cheap : TATTY
35. Asian weights : TAELS
38. Axle-breakers : POTHOLES
40. Dances begun by Cole Porter : BEGUINES
43. Ignoble : MEAN
45. Apprehends : NABS
48. Satiny quality : LUSTER
50. Talk foolishly : NATTER
52. Figure of speech : TROPE
53. Atlantic shark : MAKO
54. Alaskan name : EGAN
55. Recent : LATE
56. Intrigue : PLOT
57. Greek letter : IOTA
58. Ancient shrine : NAOS
59. Millay : EDNA
62. Eastern name : ALI

Answer summary: 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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