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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1974

Author: John Landenberger
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 53, Avg Word Len: 4.53, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has repeated answers.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,263
Across Down
1. Start of God's words to Moses : IAM
4. More of 1 Across : THAT
8. End of 1 Across : IAM
11. Journey : TREK
13. Moon arcs : HALOS
15. ___ d'Azur : COTE
16. Closing word : AMEN
17. Kind of type : ELITE
18. Western Indians : UTES
19. Enjoy : LIKE
20. Iowa or Ohio, to the French : ETAT
21. Hunter and Fleming : IANS
22. Shows age, as paper : YELLOWS
25. Resins : LACS
27. Graceful woman : SYLPH
28. Draw a bead on : AIMAT
32. Sesame : TIL
34. What Moses saw, with 53 Down : BURNING
36. Worshiper of an ancient deity : BAALITE
40. Does a police job : ARRESTS
41. Persuaded : INDUCED
42. Pacific porgy : TAI
43. Seed coat : TESTA
44. Snoops : NOSES
48. Misfortunes : ILLS
51. Voice quality : SONANCE
53. Under-eye woes : BAGS
56. Delineate : ETCH
58. Rolling stock : CARS
59. Military body : UNIT
60. Novices : TYROS
62. Lincoln et al. : ABES
63. Gentlemen : SIRS
64. Drudge : SLAVE
65. Robt. ___ : ELEE
66. White House initials : HST
67. German river : EGER
68. Print measures : ENS
1. The Boot : ITALY
2. Hosts : ARMIES
3. In a timid way : MEEKLY
4. Common sentence starter : THE
5. Nathan and others : HALES
6. Got down : ALIT
7. Bottom-line figure : TOTAL
8. Small amount : IOTA
9. Solar disk : ATEN
10. Hodgepodge : MESS
12. " . . . the ___ of parting day" : KNELL
14. Bristle : SETA
15. Haute ___ : CUISINE
23. Kind of illusion : OPTICAL
24. Part of an egg : WHITE
26. Vulture fare : CARRION
29. Incorrect: Prefix : MIS
30. Insect : ANT
31. Wire messages: Abbr. : TGS
33. Showed the way : LED
34. ___ the breeze : BAT
35. Heavens: Prefix : URANO
36. Boring tool : BIT
37. French donkey : ANE
38. Newspaper offerings : ADS
39. Old musicians : LUTISTS
45. Ancient people of Iran : SACAE
46. Make possible : ENABLE
47. Kind of door : SCREEN
49. Rents : LETS
50. Copy-editor's concern : STYLE
51. Push : SHOVE
52. Curves : ESSES
53. See 34 Across : BUSH
54. Black birds : ANIS
55. Encircled : GIRT
57. Steep rock : CRAG
61. Indian weight : SER

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

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