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New York Times, Friday, October 18, 1974

Author: Raymond F. Eisner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,197
Across Down
1. Chanteuse Edith : PIAF
5. Silver ore : PACO
9. Sloping walks : RAMPS
14. Actor Ray : ALDO
15. Prophetic sign : OMEN
16. Of a space : AREAL
17. Unit of pressure : TORR
18. Table item : SALT
19. Balbo : ITALO
20. Apple pie : EVEWITHTHELIDON
23. Send back : REMAND
24. Betrays : SELLS
25. Shah's coin : RIAL
27. Field dog : SETTER
31. Property owned absolutely : ALOD
34. Kind of tube or case : TEST
37. Singer Della : REESE
38. Magazine-artist Irvin : REA
39. Rumor : HEARSAY
41. Had a bite : ATE
42. Dull finish : MATTE
44. Go aloft : SOAR
45. Argued a case : PLED
46. Cling to : ADHERE
48. Hitchcock's window : REAR
50. Played a part : ACTED
53. ___ customer : ONETOA
57. Miniskirts, in a way : COMBUSTIBLECHIC
61. Tatum or Ryan : ONEAL
62. Israeli dance : HORA
63. Mystery-man Gardner : ERLE
64. Collector of lint : SERGE
65. Mine entrance : ADIT
66. Activist : DOER
67. Ringlet : TRESS
68. Hawaiian goose : NENE
69. River of Spain : EBRO
1. Writer Walter : PATER
2. "___ a Parade" : ILOVE
3. Pertinent: Lat. : ADREM
4. Presumptuous : FORWARD
5. Follow in time : POSTDATE
6. Asian nurse : AMAH
7. Irish and Gaels : CELTS
8. ___ qui vive : ONTHE
9. Badinage : RAILLERY
10. Performer : ARTISTE
11. Anthropologist Margaret : MEAD
12. ___ Alto : PALO
13. Sneer, in Scotland : SLON
21. Suffix in biology : INI
22. Nostalgic railways : ELS
26. Meadows : LEAS
28. Duck : TEAL
29. Punta del ___ : ESTE
30. Rex or Donna : REED
31. Weapon: Sp. : ARMA
32. Toy-soldier material : LEAD
33. Pledge : OATH
35. Hit sign : SRO
36. Ruler : TSAR
39. Man of 12 labors : HERCULES
40. Having small crevices : AREOLATE
43. Beverage containers : TEABAGS
45. Lead the way : PRECEDE
47. Diminutive suffixes : ETS
49. Donkey, in France : ANE
51. Frome of fiction : ETHAN
52. Electron tube : DIODE
54. Pulsate : THROB
55. Grease monkey : OILER
56. Spanish steel : ACERO
57. Outlay : COST
58. Unique person : ONER
59. Marseilles mother : MERE
60. Stick of a fan : BRIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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