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New York Times, Monday, November 18, 1974

Author: Glasser
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,228
Across Down
1. Nuisance : PEST
5. Greece's Vale of ___ : TEMPE
10. Bone up : CRAM
14. Debauchee : RAKE
15. At full speed : AMAIN
16. First-rate : AONE
17. Ardent : AVID
18. Civil War partisans of South : BUTTERNUTS
20. Average : MEDIAL
22. Six-legged prayer : MANTIS
23. Combine: Suffix : URET
25. Triangle ratio : SINE
26. Soil : BESMEAR
29. Vacuum tube : TETRODE
33. Insect : ANT
34. Hotel units : SUITES
36. Relate, as a yarn : SPIN
37. Direction: Abbr. : NNE
38. Not many : FEW
39. Crone : HAG
40. Clubmembers' burdens : DUES
42. Prospectors' concerns : CLAIMS
45. Like: Suffix : INE
46. Unaffected : SINCERE
48. Initial dice throw of 7 or 11 : NATURAL
50. Expression of pity : ALAS
51. ___ and bear it : GRIN
52. Annoys purposely : SPITES
55. Irritates : GRATES
59. Hawaii : ALOHASTATE
63. Tree trunk : BOLE
64. Speck : MOTE
65. ___ beaver : EAGER
66. Mislay : LOSE
67. Greek letters : ETAS
68. Spacious : ROOMY
69. Vigor : ELAN
1. Buggy : PRAM
2. Roof part : EAVE
3. Slide : SKID
4. Monotony : TEDIUM
5. Artistic grouping : TABLEAU
6. Large bird : EMU
7. Item of gym gear : MAT
8. Set in opposition : PIT
9. Adversaries : ENEMIES
10. Food-factory workers : CANNERS
11. Overwhelming defeat : ROUT
12. Non-pro : ANTI
13. Confusion : MESS
19. Carry on : RANT
21. War god : ARES
24. Toys : TRIFLES
25. Worrying : STEWING
26. Brass groupings : BANDS
27. Boredom : ENNUI
28. Dutch painter : STEEN
30. Biblical land rich in gold : OPHIR
31. Hunters' goddess : DIANA
32. U. S. composer : ENGEL
35. Repast : TEA
41. Criticizes strongly : SCATHES
42. More stupid : CRASSER
43. Miss Daw of the seesaw : MARGERY
44. To-do : STIR
47. Ancient city in Italy : ELEA
49. Not up to : UNABLE
52. Identical : SAME
53. Gunpowder ___ : PLOT
54. Jot : IOTA
56. Hammer or ax : TOOL
57. Maxwell : ELSA
58. Noticed : SEEN
60. Chinese truth : TAO
61. Past : AGO
62. Pro ___ : TEM

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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