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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
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,210

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Students & seniors
Across
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
Down
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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