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New York Times, Tuesday, October 15, 1974

Author: Manny Miller
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,194
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1. Ready for battle : ARMED
6. Singing voice : BASS
10. Card game : SKAT
14. Pact of 1954 : SEATO
15. Numerical prefix : OCTA
16. Jug, in Spain : POTE
17. Apply DDT : SPRAY
18. Medit. port : ORAN
19. Gardner : ERLE
20. Bore : IRK
21. Thomas or Corliss : LAMONT
23. Trim : NEAT
24. Kitchen aids : SIEVES
26. Haphazard : SLAPDASH
28. Head: Fr. : TETE
29. Enclose : CASE
31. French revenue : RENTE
32. Turned outward : EVERTED
34. Life of a calendar : YEAR
36. The: Ger. : DER
37. Deep or book : END
38. Shout : CRY
39. Girl’s nickname : BEA
42. Opposed to : ANTI
43. Opens : UNSEALS
45. Exhausted : SPENT
48. Drink to excess : TOPE
50. Bar orders : ALES
51. Absorb with interest : TRANSFIX
53. Result of careless erasure : SMUDGE
55. Uncommon : RARE
56. Rounded : LOBATE
58. Holds : HAS
59. “King and I” character : ANNA
60. At another time : ANON
61. British carbines : STENS
63. Northern country: Abbr. : ICEL
64. Gullets : MAWS
65. Work on clues : TRACE
66. Weems and Kennedy : TEDS
67. Lanchester : ELSA
68. Helpers : AIDES
1. Chipped in : ASSISTED
2. Condemned-man’s concern : REPRIEVE
3. One in the store business : MARKETER
4. Timetable abbr. : ETA
5. Moriarty’s creator : DOYLE
6. Bust’s counterpart : BOOM
7. “ . . . upon ___ of gold” : ACROSS
8. Pro hockey award : STANLEYCUP
9. Claus : SANTA
10. Extravagant one : SPENDER
11. President Park, for one : KOREAN
12. Finally : ATLAST
13. Grow molars : TEETHE
22. Upward slope : ASCENT
25. Poem part: Abbr. : VER
27. Begs : PRAYS
30. Optional’s meaning, in car pricing : ADDITIONAL
33. Nomads’ homes : TENTS
35. Hemingway : ERNEST
39. Yul Brynner, e.g. : BALDHEAD
40. Urbanity : ELEGANCE
41. Imposes taxes : ASSESSES
42. Heats, as glass : ANNEALS
44. ___ de cologne : EAU
45. Magellan or Gibraltar : STRAIT
46. Step proudly, as a horse : PRANCE
47. Made : EARNED
49. Animals’ yoke collars : OXBOWS
52. Intense zeal : FLAME
54. Perle : MESTA
57. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
62. Numerical prefix : TRI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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