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New York Times, Friday, October 25, 1974

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { C J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Kind of hard or torch : BLOW
5. Playground unit : SLIDE
10. Bit of classroom Latin : AMAT
14. Singer Etting : RUTH
15. Accounts : TALES
16. Trig word : SINE
17. Chinese port : AMOY
18. Praying figure : ORANT
19. Cribbage-board units : PEGS
20. Departed hastily : SPEDAWAY
22. German poet and family : HEINES
24. French land areas : ILES
25. Gray's "lowing ___" : HERD
26. Indicated assent : NODDED
29. Does better on the market : OUTSELLS
33. Tropical tree : AMATE
34. Singer Patti : PAGE
35. Disturbance : RIOT
36. Sister of Meg, Jo and Amy : BETH
37. Trio of goddesses : FATES
38. Move : STIR
39. Pointed arch : OGEE
40. Worker on radio tubes : AGER
41. "Turandot," for one : OPERA
42. Pub hangers-on : BARFLIES
44. Matched : PAIRED
45. Lively tune : LILT
46. Florist's need : VASE
47. Words of agreement : WHYYES
50. Kind of neighbors : NEXTDOOR
54. Do tap-dancing : HOOF
55. Observant : ALERT
57. School subject: Abbr. : HIST
58. Jewish month : ELUL
59. Relative of Chubby : FATSO
60. Italian family : ESTE
61. Uncanny : EERY
62. German city : ESSEN
63. Arikara Indians : REES
Down
1. Swimsuit parts : BRAS
2. "One ___ or two?" : LUMP
3. Western Indian : OTOE
4. Question : WHYDIDTHEFLYFLY
5. Packed away : STOWED
6. "Zhivago" girl et al. : LARAS
7. "Now ___ me down . . . " : ILAY
8. Scout unit : DEN
9. Admirers of the arts : ESTHETES
10. Answer : ASPIDERSPIEDHER
11. Bearing : MIEN
12. French heavenly spirit : ANGE
13. Storm Country girl : TESS
21. Nautical direction : ALEE
23. Hesitant sounds : ERS
25. More immense : HUGER
26. Bigwig : NABOB
27. The end : OMEGA
28. Office gadget : DATER
29. Writer Joyce Carol : OATES
30. Metric measure : LITER
31. River of France : LOIRE
32. Fiddle : STRAD
34. Actress Debra : PAGET
37. Eugene Burdick novel : FAILSAFE
41. Kiln : OAST
43. ___ in wait : LIE
44. Illinois town near Champaign : PAXTON
46. Poetry : VERSE
47. Jubilant sound : WHEE
48. Golfer's target : HOLE
49. "___ slip is showing" : YOUR
50. Tennis-court items : NETS
51. River of France : OISE
52. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
53. Highways: Abbr. : RTES
56. Musical notes : LAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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