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New York Times, Saturday, September 6, 1975

Author: Samalin
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,520
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1. ___ dressing : SALAD
6. N.T. book : ACTS
10. Spanish painter : DALI
14. Surgical instrument : PROBE
15. Wild plum : SLOE
16. Pearl Buck character : OLAN
17. Holy places: Lat. : SACRI
18. High lake : TARN
19. Make bankrupt : RUIN
20. Of a heat science : THERMODYNAMIC
23. City in Okla. : ADA
24. Prefix for demic : EPI
25. Like Armstrong or Glenn : ASTRONAUTICAL
32. Lace trimming : RUCHE
33. Pliable leather : ELK
34. Sans ___ (printing style) : SERIF
36. Greek letter : ETA
37. Blind ___ bat : ASA
38. Chemical building block : DNA
39. Relative of bingo : LOTTO
42. Opposite of neg. : POS
43. Vinegar holder : CRUET
45. Type of scholar : SHAKESPEAREAN
48. Author Deighton : LEN
49. Inlet : RIA
50. Big words : POLYSYLLABLES
57. Old World fruit : SORB
58. Debt chits : IOUS
59. Doe, in France : BICHE
61. Word with ran : ALSO
62. Strong spirit : GRIT
63. Group character : ETHOS
64. One-up maneuver : PLOY
65. Headland : NESS
66. Indian peasants : RYOTS
1. Navy police: Abbr. : SPS
2. Smell ___ : ARAT
3. Scottish sight : LOCH
4. ___ of fresh air : ABREATH
5. Girl of the sorrows : DEIRDRE
6. Regarding : ASTO
7. Dressed : CLAD
8. Conservative : TORY
9. Stage trumpet call : SENNET
10. Squirrel-like rodents : DORMICE
11. His, in France : ALUI
12. Secular : LAIC
13. Stopover spot : INN
21. Peking name : MAO
22. Genus of bees : APIS
25. Cars : AUTOS
26. Damage: Var. : SCATH
27. Certain tides : NEAPS
28. U.S. columnist : ALSOP
29. Decree : UKASE
30. "Per ___ ad astra" : ARDUA
31. Napery : LINEN
32. Electrical unit : REL
35. ___ cat : FAT
40. Long-stemmed glass : TALLBOY
41. ___-doke : OKEY
43. One who cheats at exams : CRIBBER
44. Actual state of affairs : REALITY
46. Banner : ENSIGN
47. Heavenly altar : ARA
50. Harris or Gallup : POLL
51. Approximately : ORSO
52. Time past : YORE
53. Pitcher Tiant : LUIS
54. Attack vessels : LSTS
55. Pining nymph : ECHO
56. ___ put (field event) : SHOT
57. Dope : SAP
60. Curve : ESS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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