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New York Times, Friday, October 11, 1974

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,190
Across Down
1. Porous rock : TUFA
5. Office worker : FILER
10. Exchange : SWAP
14. Goddess of discord : ERIS
15. Image, in France : IDOLE
16. Poet Alexander : POPE
17. Shopping places : MART
18. Machine gun, e.g. : RAPIDFIRER
20. Word with remit or reply : PLEASE
22. Pompous : STILTED
23. Investigate : PROBE
25. Star in Pegasus : ENIF
26. Positive : SUREFIRE
29. Cuts : KNIFES
33. Serviceman's address : APO
34. Judgment of a court : ARRET
36. Patio item : GRILL
37. Boo-boo : GOOF
39. Greek island : DELOS
41. Therefore : ERGO
42. Finally, in Paris : ENFIN
44. Populace : DEMOS
46. ___ crow : EAT
47. Caffeine solution : NASROL
49. Some oil companies : REFINERS
51. Sinful : EVIL
53. Furrow : STRIA
54. Neighbor of Greece : ALBANIA
57. Honey-to-be : NECTAR
60. Cafe-kitchen hazard : GREASEFIRE
62. Maintained : KEPT
63. Single : UNAL
64. Guesses, in Glasgow : REDES
65. New York canal : ERIE
66. Miss Flanders : MOLL
67. Atomic emissions : SRAYS
68. Army medals : DSCS
1. Weather abbreviation : TEMP
2. Russian river : URAL
3. Makes safe from combustion : FIREPROOFS
4. Gazing : ASTARE
5. Stravinsky suite : FIREBIRD
6. Lupino : IDA
7. Cuts off : LOPS
8. Superior : ELITE
9. Accountant's need : REDINK
10. R.A.F. plane of W. W. II : SPITFIRE
11. Deteriorated : WORE
12. Copied : APED
13. Apiece : PER
19. Hurl : FLING
21. Parlor piece : SOFA
24. Went wrong : ERRED
26. Say, in Germany : SAGEN
27. "Once ___ time" : UPONA
28. Fisherman : EELER
30. Sideshow performers : FIREEATERS
31. English composer : ELGAR
32. Openings : SLOTS
35. Big books : TOMES
38. Hustler : FIREBALL
40. Characteristic of down : SOFTNESS
43. Variable stars : NOVAS
45. Parent : SIRE
48. Ships : LINERS
50. Cut slightly : NICKED
52. Certain prisoner : LIFER
54. Italian river : ARNO
55. Faithful, in Scotland : LEAL
56. Operatic slave : AIDA
58. Top: Prefix : APIC
59. Roads: Abbr. : RTES
60. ___ up (botch) : GUM
61. Spanish king : REY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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