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New York Times, Thursday, October 31, 1974

Author: George Laczko
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,210
Across Down
1. Insect feeler : PALP
5. Anthology entries : POEMS
10. Normandy town : STLO
14. Arab prince : EMIR
15. Price-range catchall : ANDUP
16. Chinese form of Zen : CHAN
17. Street island : SAFETYZONE
19. Seed coat : ARIL
20. Eight furlongs : ONEMILE
21. Tuna factory : CANNERY
23. ___ jiffy : INA
24. Sacred place : SHRINE
25. Of sound : ACOUSTIC
29. Washington Irving's "___ Book" : SKETCH
32. Noisy fish : DRUM
33. Historical times : ERAS
35. Roman magistrate : EDILE
36. Rent out : LET
37. Romps : FROLICS
39. Torme : MEL
40. "___ man . . . " : IMETA
42. Boy: Sp. : NINO
43. Frog's move : LEAP
44. Caps : BERETS
46. Conceited ones : EGOTISTS
48. Safari member : BEATER
50. Fortune : LOT
51. Office gadget : STAPLER
53. Loose overcoat : PALETOT
57. Sea eagle : ERNE
58. "Too hot to hoot," e.g. : PALINDROME
60. Similar to : LIKE
61. Didn't usually, contracted : USENT
62. Truly : AMEN
63. Deprivation : LOSS
64. Pikes et al. : PEAKS
65. Imparted : LENT
1. Cozumel coin : PESO
2. To ___ (everyone) : AMAN
3. Biography : LIFE
4. Bonus : PREMIUM
5. Come-on with "Buy now" : PAYLATER
6. Eleven, in France : ONZE
7. Tokyo, formerly : EDO
8. Chew : MUNCH
9. Asparagus stalks : SPEARS
10. Read quickly : SCANNED
11. How often to yell "Rah!" : THREETIMES
12. Hiding spot : LAIR
13. However : ONLY
18. Containers : TINS
22. Antimissile missiles : NIKES
24. More despicable : SCALIER
25. Improvise : ADLIB
26. ___ de menthe : CREME
27. North Carolina coast area : OUTERBANKS
28. Golf club : IRON
30. Part of a baseball shoe : CLEAT
31. Lends a hand : HELPS
34. Join the chorus : SING
37. Inevitable : FATAL
38. Radiator additives : COOLANTS
41. Dakota dwellings : TEEPEES
43. Matter-of-fact : LITERAL
45. Increase : STEPUP
47. Narrated : TOLD
49. Rub out : ERASE
51. Join the bear market : SELL
52. Musical combo : TRIO
53. In the ___ (hale) : PINK
54. Book : TOME
55. Portent : OMEN
56. Big top : TENT
59. Meadow : LEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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