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New York Times, Friday, November 22, 1974

Author: Baron
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,232
Across Down
1. Bric's companion : BRAC
5. Author Nevil : SHUTE
10. Author Murdoch : IRIS
14. Miss Lane : LOLA
15. Bible book : HOSEA
16. Miss Bayes : NORA
17. Fail to include : OMIT
18. Stormy petrels, e.g. : OMENS
19. Word before dash : SLAP
20. Book-catalogue entries : CATCHWORDTITLES
23. Pronoun : HIM
24. Dutch town : EDE
25. Italian painter : VERONESE
30. Scads : REAMS
33. Make amends : ATONE
34. Robin Hood's friend: Var. : ALANADALE
37. Vietnam's Madame ___ : NHU
38. Insect egg : NIT
39. British oath : GOR
40. Wind up like a poor burglar : GETCAUGHT
44. Commits an error : BOOTS
46. Discover : LEARN
47. Fugitive's status : UNCAUGHT
49. Highway-flow center: Abbr. : TCP
50. Insect : ANT
51. Unsystematic : CATCHASCATCHCAN
60. Bryce Canyon site : UTAH
61. Time a race : CLOCK
62. "Othello" man : IAGO
63. Nonstop talker : BORE
64. Australian tree : KARRI
65. Adjust : TRUE
66. Arabian title : EMIR
67. Dutch painter Jan : STEEN
68. Discerns : SEES
1. Voting group : BLOC
2. City of Italia : ROMA
3. Got down : ALIT
4. Get the idea : CATCHON
5. Skeptic's challenge : SHOWME
6. ___ sapiens : HOMO
7. Consumer : USER
8. Be disposed : TEND
9. Time zone : EASTERN
10. Rather : INSTEAD
11. Kind of call or top : ROLL
12. Dies ___ : IRAE
13. Ninnies : SAPS
21. Tuskless elephant : HINE
22. Notion : IDEA
25. Ship rope : VANG
26. Merman : ETHEL
27. Map out a way : ROUTE
28. ___-froid : SANG
29. Yale : ELIHU
31. Gog's partner : MAGOG
32. One of the sins : SLOTH
35. Abbr. on an envelope : ATTN
36. Formerly, of old : ERST
41. Battery part : CATCHER
42. St. Louis sight : ARCH
43. Gets settled in a hotel room : UNPACKS
44. French bench : BANC
45. Bats more effectively : OUTHITS
48. Ament : CATKIN
51. Kind of root : CUBE
52. Particle : ATOM
53. Old Italian coin : TARI
54. Blind part : SLAT
55. Central part : CORE
56. Land area : ACRE
57. Concern : CARE
58. Fever : AGUE
59. Opposing votes : NOES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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