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New York Times, Friday, January 18, 1974

Author:
Thomas Sheehan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Thomas Sheehan has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,924

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Students & seniors
Across
1. African grass : ALFA
5. Apply the sponge : ERASE
10. London quarter : SOHO
14. Hawk : SELL
15. Decorative design : DECAL
16. God of thunder : THOR
17. Inspirational quote, with 41 and 52 Across : TOOLOWTHEYBUILD
20. Do ___ (share the burden) : ONESPART
21. Gurkha's relative : SEPOY
22. Source of poi : TARO
23. Roman 103 : CIII
24. False rumor : CANARD
27. Part of a Christmas-card address : MRANDMRS
31. Cancel, as a space shot : ABORT
32. Author of quote, with 5 Down : YOUNG
33. Cereal : OAT
34. Hamelin's undesirables : RATS
35. Printing measures : ENS
36. Roman public games : LUDI
37. Superlative suffix : EST
38. Part of a chair back : SPLAT
40. Insinuated oneself : GOTIN
41. More of quote : WHOBUILD
43. Words for Sophie Tucker : REDHOT
44. Javanese tree : UPAS
45. Word on the Biblical wall : MENE
46. Aaron and others : BURRS
48. Area of Manhattan : EASTSIDE
52. End the quote : BENEATHTHESTARS
54. " . . . a bushel ___ peck" : ANDA
55. Caning material: Var. : RATAN
56. Matures : AGES
57. Back-fence noise : MEOU
58. Revise a text : EMEND
59. Took the bus : RODE
Down
1. Apropos of : ASTO
2. Trotsky : LEON
3. Berg's cousin : FLOE
4. Some athletes : ALLSTARS
5. See 32 Across : EDWARD
6. Prefix with grade and active : RETRO
7. After sieben : ACHT
8. So, in Scotland : SAE
9. Fields of mythology : ELYSIAN
10. Without reason : STUPID
11. McKinley's state : OHIO
12. Kind of terror : HOLY
13. Military weapons: Abbr. : ORD
18. Painting style of the 60's : OPART
19. Fellow creature : BEING
23. Crumb's colleague : CRUST
24. Poet Thomas : CAREW
25. Discomfit : ABASH
26. ___ mention (besides) : NOTTO
27. Single-celled organism : MONAD
28. Cave entrance : MOUTH
29. A.M. or F.M. : RADIO
30. Pinch pennies : STINT
32. Cheerleader's specialties : YELLS
36. Navigator's guide : LODESTAR
38. Above: Prefix : SUPRA
39. Money unit of Mideast : PIASTRE
40. Refined guys : GENTS
42. Kind of crat : BUREAU
43. Repeat the message : RESEND
45. Admiral Alfred Thayer ___ : MAHAN
46. Well: Prefix : BENE
47. Loosen, as laces : UNDO
48. Feminine ending : ETTE
49. Ancient of "Othello" : IAGO
50. Scott : DRED
51. Common Latin verb : ESSE
52. Comic-strip sound : BAM
53. Emoter : HAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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