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New York Times, Wednesday, January 2, 1974

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,908
Across
1. Weapon : SABER
6. Substance : PITH
10. Fordham athletes : RAMS
14. Nitrogen : AZOTE
15. Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
16. Way out : EXIT
17. Do fashion work : MODEL
18. Dull : SLOW
19. Mintage item : DIME
20. Ordinary : EVERYDAY
22. Ali Baba's brother : CASSIM
24. Proper or common word : NOUN
25. Musical piece : SOLO
26. Climbs a tree : SHINS
28. Current year : MCMLXXIV
32. Barracuda : SPET
33. Menu listing : ENTREE
35. Time : ERA
36. Sea anemone : POLYP
38. Clock numerals : III
39. Jerks : YANKS
41. Wrath : IRE
42. "___ your ears" : LENDME
45. Moore or Riley : POET
46. Feud : VENDETTA
48. Flaxen : BLOND
50. Apiece : EACH
51. Musical passage: Abbr. : CRES
52. ___ off (do in a hurry) : POLISH
55. Lot-buyer's concern : FRONTAGE
59. Excited : AGOG
60. That: Lat. : ILLE
62. Vetches : TARES
63. Early age of man : IRON
64. Like the traditional pin : NEAT
65. Particulars : ITEMS
66. Shows a profit : NETS
67. Yawn : GAPE
68. New ___ on life : LEASE
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1. Ditto : SAME
2. Black Sea arm : AZOV
3. Augur : BODE
4. Pre-Xmas week, to a child : ETERNITY
5. Trust : RELYON
6. Certain Italian : PISAN
7. In a casual way : IDLY
8. Spanish uncle : TIO
9. Why? : HOWCOME
10. Boston nine : REDSOX
11. Pivotal line : AXIS
12. Miss Benzell : MIMI
13. Pipe part : STEM
21. Great actress : DUSE
23. Up one's ___ : ALLEY
25. Gauzy fabric : SCRIM
26. Germ cell : SPORE
27. Hayes : HELEN
28. Where Oenone dwelt : MTIDA
29. Inert gas : XENON
30. Annoyed : IRKED
31. Immense : VAST
32. Racetrack tout, in England : SPIV
34. Beethoven symphony : NINTH
37. Excuses : PLEAS
40. Renegade : APOSTATE
43. Art work : ETCHING
44. Spanish river : EBRO
47. Condescends : DEIGNS
49. Kind of soup : LENTIL
51. Canea's island : CRETE
52. Suffering : PAIN
53. Monster : OGRE
54. Spoils : LOOT
55. To-do : FLAP
56. Region : AREA
57. Crown ornaments : GEMS
58. Actual being : ESSE
61. Grassland : LEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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