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New York Times, Thursday, October 10, 1974

Author: Norton Rhoades
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Norton Rhoades has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,189
Across Down
1. Socials : TEAS
5. O. T. book : MICAH
10. Lady Macbeth's bane : SPOT
14. Part of a French play : ACTE
15. City of Turkey : ADANA
16. Sea bird : ERNE
17. "I am rich beyond the ___" (E. Moore) : DREAMSOFAVARICE
20. "___ and evening star . . . " : SUNSET
21. Seasons in Nantes : ETES
22. Kind of buoy : NUN
23. Concepts : IDEAS
25. Relatives : NIECES
27. Painters' needs : LADDERS
30. New Delhi wear : SARI
31. Friend, in Quebec : AMIE
32. Environmental unit : ECAD
35. Katmandu's land : NEPAL
38. Spoil : MAR
39. Crane : DAVIT
41. Kind of detector : LIE
42. Piled up : AHEAP
45. Milne's Winnie : POOH
46. Marshy areas : FENS
47. U. S. Indian : CREE
49. Sits for a new camera shot : REPOSES
51. Climbing peppers : BETELS
53. "___ me, give me . . . " : ASFOR
54. Panay native : ATI
55. College study: Abbr. : ECON
57. Turned toward the center : INGREW
61. These are "long, long" to Longfellow : THOUGHTSOFYOUTH
64. Cacklers : HENS
65. Posture for the proud : ERECT
66. Italian family : ESTE
67. Gaelic : ERSE
68. Fort in Texas : WORTH
69. "We have ___ better days" : SEEN
1. Little ones : TADS
2. Pale shade : ECRU
3. Sun disk : ATEN
4. Resort area : SEASIDE
5. Learned fully : MASTERED
6. Swearing-in words : IDO
7. Truck-drivers' stops : CAFES
8. Medical study: Abbr. : ANAT
9. Safe places : HAVENS
10. Indian weight : SER
11. Yin and Yang, e.g. : PRINCIPLES
12. Ready, as an actor : ONCUE
13. Certain years : TEENS
18. Early Mideasterner : MEDE
19. ___ flu : ASIAN
24. Composers' org. : ASCAP
26. Prior to : ERE
27. Tibetan title : LAMA
28. Nurse, in Shanghai : AMAH
29. Game-box reading matter : DIRECTIONS
33. Coin of Macao : AVO
34. Fashion man and family : DIORS
36. Senior, in France : AINE
37. More or ___ : LESS
40. Take ___ (refuse to testify) : THEFIFTH
43. Common verb : ARE
44. Biblical son of Eber : PELEG
46. Abstains from : FORGOES
48. Avoid : ESCHEW
50. Cheater's helper : PONY
51. Enjoy the surf : BATHE
52. Clear sky : ETHER
53. Genus of geese : ANSER
56. Other, in Granada : OTRO
58. Bit of trickery : RUSE
59. Feminine suffix : ETTE
60. "___ lilacs last in the . . . " : WHEN
62. Employ : USE
63. Month: Abbr. : OCT

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

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