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New York Times, Friday, January 11, 1974

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { G J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Across
1. V. P. known for underslung pipe : DAWES
6. Animal in Holmes title : HOSS
10. Crack, as skin : CHAP
14. Heath genus : ERICA
15. Medieval chest : ARCA
16. Writer Grey : ZANE
17. Early flared items : BELLBOTTOMPANTS
20. Ribbed cloths of India : SATARAS
21. Couple : PAIR
22. Noun suffix : IER
23. House plant : FERN
24. Dolt : ASS
27. Place for a muff : EAR
29. Wood containers: Abbr. : BLS
30. Spring bulb : TULIP
32. Get ready for war : ARM
33. Malay sailing boat : PROA
35. City in Kansas : SALINA
36. Dry era, to Hoover : NOBLEEXPERIMENT
39. Lazy ones : IDLERS
40. Put together : POOL
41. Marriage-notice word : NEE
42. Beaver features : TEETH
43. Some grownups : MEN
44. Guided : LED
45. Attach : ADD
46. Affirm : AVER
48. Kind of ball or bid : CUE
50. ___ cash : SPOT
51. Fruit in a song : BANANAS
55. Pre-Depression event : WALLSTREETCRASH
59. City in Penna. : ERIE
60. Dubliners' land : EIRE
61. Flavoring : ANISE
62. Legal instrument : DEED
63. Disfigurement : SCAR
64. Kind of sore throat : STREP
Down
1. Five-time aspirant for Presidency : DEBS
2. Region : AREA
3. Basketball name : WILT
4. Pastry : ECLAIR
5. Sword : SABRE
6. Figurative items in a ring : HATS
7. Remnant : ORT
8. Famous trial figure : SCOPES
9. Philippine island : SAMAR
10. Ruler : CZAR
11. Chinese dynasty : HAN
12. Insect : ANT
13. Footlike part : PES
18. Rower : OAR
19. River duck : PINTAIL
23. John Held girl : FLAPPER
24. Insane person: Fr. : ALIENE
25. Did wrong : SINNED
26. Excessive number : SPATE
27. Ate away : ERODED
28. Went easily : AMBLED
29. Batter's place : BOX
31. City of Germany : ULM
32. Santa ___ : ANITA
33. Qualifying word : PERHAPS
34. Legal thing : RES
35. Sellout sign : SRO
37. Rent out : LET
38. Geological age : EON
43. ___ system : METRIC
44. Gained knowledge : LEARNT
47. Underwood received 24 : VOTES
48. Pet : CAT
49. The last Mohican : UNCAS
50. Vehicle : SLED
51. Lager : BEER
52. Malabar coast dweller : NAIR
53. African fox : ASSE
54. Name for a field dog : SHEP
55. Weekday: Abbr. : WED
56. Common verb : ARE
57. Misinformation : LIE
58. Period : ERA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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