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New York Times, Wednesday, January 23, 1974

Author:
Mike Leifer
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,929
Across
1. Made a bridge call : PASSED
7. Disagrees : DISSENTS
15. Very high : ALPINE
16. Savings-book entry : INTEREST
17. Item in a dish set : TEACUP
18. Nautical freeloader : STOWAWAY
19. ___ party : HEN
20. 21st Amendment : REPEAL
22. Miffed : SORE
23. Self-punishment : PENANCE
24. Title for a woman : MRS
25. Passenger : FARE
28. Skillful : DEFT
29. Hebrew month : BUL
30. Eavesdrop : OVERHEAR
32. Stair part : RISER
34. Sapphire, e.g. : GEM
35. Like a John Doe defendant : UNNAMED
37. Diving bird : AUK
39. Restore, as a ship : REFIT
41. Stuff's partner : NONSENSE
43. Dah's partner : DIT
44. Run quickly : SCUD
45. Pale : ASHY
46. Metal mold : PIG
47. Disbeliever : ATHEIST
49. Source of coke : COAL
50. Sad, in Paris : TRISTE
51. "___ du lieber!" : ACH
54. Word on a theater curtain : ASBESTOS
56. Guarantee : INSURE
58. Kind of pronoun : RELATIVE
59. Stableman: Var. : OSTLER
60. Ushered in : PREFACED
61. Required : NEEDED
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1. War or cow : PATH
2. Toward shelter : ALEE
3. Spic-and ___ : SPAN
4. "___ transit . . . " : SIC
5. Harden: Var. : ENURE
6. Income-tax deduction : DEPENDENT
7. Deprived of a right : DISENFRANCHISED
8. Unimpaired : INTACT
9. Mink item : STOLE
10. Do mending : SEW
11. Dutch theologian : ERASMUS
12. Saints' city : NEWORLEANS
13. Emperors : TSARS
14. Eyelid trouble : STYE
21. Song of praise : PAEAN
23. Word with diem or cent : PER
25. Air-travel snarler : FOG
26. Affirm : AVER
27. Capable of being restored : REMEDIABLE
29. Invites : BIDS
31. Eight, in Marseilles : HUIT
32. Interpretation : RENDITION
33. "Fools ___ in . . . " : RUSH
36. Grimaces : MOUES
38. Solution : KEY
40. Attire in Eden : FIGLEAF
42. Use up : EAT
44. Tried hard : STROVE
46. Tough problem : POSER
47. "Toys in the ___" : ATTIC
48. ___ of duty : SENSE
49. Complain : CARP
51. New Year song word : AULD
52. Canadian Indian : CREE
53. Do sheep-dog work : HERD
55. Depot: Abbr. : STA
57. Anne or Marie: Abbr. : STE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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