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New York Times, Tuesday, November 12, 1974

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,222
Across
1
Upside operator : BULL
5
Gambling game : MONTE
10
Downside operator : BEAR
14
Befuddled : ASEA
15
Exchange premiums : AGIOS
16
Genus of auks : ALLE
17
Fume : REEK
18
Father of the W.P.A and P.W.A. : DEPRESSION
20
Scents : ESSENCES
22
Repeat a TV task : RETAPE
23
Periods : ERAS
24
Father : SIRE
25
Catch : ENTRAP
28
Kitchen-shelf item : CANISTER
32
Hindu master : SAHIB
33
Shelter : HAVEN
34
Troy, N.Y., campus : RPI
35
"Get ___ to a nunnery" : THEE
36
Refers to : CITES
37
Clock part : DIAL
38
France, Spain, etc.: Abbr. : EUR
39
Cut the cabbage : SHRED
40
Speak one's ___ : PIECE
41
Like some cheeses : SMELLIER
43
Flood points : CRESTS
44
Charged atoms : IONS
45
Pahlavi's title : SHAH
46
Yalta's region : CRIMEA
49
Tool craftsman : DIEMAKER
53
Junior versions of 18 Across : RECESSIONS
55
Singular : RARE
56
Presently : ANON
57
Make a choice : ELECT
58
Kind of coffee : DRIP
59
Storage places : BINS
60
Beasts of burden : ASSES
61
Part of S.A.R. : SONS
Down
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Kind of facts : BARE
2
Employs : USES
3
Peggy and Pinky : LEES
4
U.S.–Canada divider : LAKEERIE
5
Impetuous one : MADCAP
6
Curved moldings : OGEES
7
Tipples : NIPS
8
Craggy hill : TOR
9
Bean alkaloids : ESERINES
10
Does a sewing job : BASTES
11
Mr. Kazan : ELIA
12
Off balance : ALOP
13
France's Coty : RENE
19
Small finch : SERIN
21
Transportation agency: Abbr. : NRAB
24
Stored up : SAVED
25
Park in the Rockies : ESTES
26
O. T. book : NAHUM
27
"___ is a tavern in . . . " : THERE
28
Do banquet duty : CATER
29
Hears a case : TRIES
30
Solar-lunar year difference : EPACT
31
Annoys : RILES
33
Takes on : HIRES
36
Area of the Pacific : CHINASEA
37
Extreme conservatives : DIEHARDS
39
Wild plums : SLOES
40
Baby carriage : PRAM
42
Thresholds : LIMENS
43
Places for medals : CHESTS
45
Because : SINCE
46
Alaska king ___ : CRAB
47
Italian painter : RENI
48
Image : ICON
49
Achieves : DOES
50
N. Z. shrub : KARO
51
"___ go bragh" : ERIN
52
Party people: Abbr. : REPS
54
They, in France : ILS

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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