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New York Times, Tuesday, September 9, 1975

Author:
Margery Bernstein
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,523
Across
1. Jib or main : SAIL
5. Winter-slope lift : TBAR
9. Bark or aluminum craft : CANOE
14. Hawaiian city : HILO
15. British composer : ARNE
16. Rocket booster : AGENA
17. Kill time : IDLE
18. Miss Naldi : NITA
19. Foolish error : BONER
20. Vanishing sea queens : PASSENGERLINERS
23. Advantage : STEAD
24. Parts of yds. : INS
25. Caroline island : YAP
28. Fish-eating bird : ERN
29. Vestment : ALB
30. Bar order : ALE
33. Down with!, in Paris : ABAS
35. Symbols of slowness : TORTOISES
38. The ___ (everything) : WORKS
40. Corporate initials : IBM
41. Courageous or Intrepid : YACHT
42. Ill-fated ship of W.W. I : LUSITANIA
44. Biblical skipper : NOAH
45. ___ Jeanne : STE
46. Prior to : ERE
47. Mil. medal : DSC
50. Board officials: Abbr. : TRS
51. " . . . eyes but ___ not" : SEE
52. Watched the late TV : SATUP
54. Naval giant : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
61. Barton : CLARA
62. Innocent fun : LARK
63. Other, in Spain : OTRA
64. Put on a new label : RETAG
65. Helm position : ALEE
66. Sailing vessel : BARK
67. River in Missouri : OSAGE
68. Evergreens : YEWS
69. In addition : ELSE
Down
1. Lollipop or Pinafore : SHIP
2. Operatic slave : AIDA
3. Misfortunes : ILLS
4. Soil deposit : LOESS
5. Leather worker : TANNER
6. Two-masted vessel : BRIGANTINE
7. Paid up : ANTED
8. Kind of admiral : REAR
9. Seagoing bellhop : CABINBOY
10. Dramatic struggles : AGONS
11. Goose of Hawaii : NENE
12. Distinctive person : ONER
13. " . . . ___ but hear not" : EARS
21. Printemps' follower : ETE
22. Spirited tune : LILT
25. Relatives of ketches : YAWLS
26. Come ___ (change tacks) : ABOUT
27. Recite in grammar class : PARSE
29. Spanish sailors in 1588 : ARMADACREW
30. English race site : ASCOT
31. Composer Franz : LEHAR
32. Baltic people : ESTHS
34. Sports piece : SKI
36. Sash : OBI
37. Belonging to: Suffix : IAN
39. Immigrants' accommodation : STEERAGE
43. Space : AREA
48. Marks off, as a claim : STAKES
49. Mongrel : CUR
51. Scrawny animal : SCRAG
52. Overused : STALE
53. Investigate : PROBE
54. Height: Prefix : ACRO
55. Azores, e.g., to French : ILES
56. Pro ___ : RATA
57. Excoriate : FLAY
58. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
59. Goes amiss : ERRS
60. Slant, as of a mast : RAKE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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