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New York Times, Wednesday, November 27, 1974

Author: Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,237
Across Down
1. Musical pieces : DUETS
6. Rodeo item : LASSO
11. Word of disgust : UGH
14. Arrow poison : URARI
15. Relative of onyx : AGATE
16. Born: Fr. : NEE
17. Havana fan : CIGARSMOKER
19. Pinch : NAB
20. Australian gum tree : KARI
21. Doctrine : TENET
22. March creature : HARE
23. Like frozen peas : SHELLED
25. Traffic sound : TOOT
27. Play by ___ : EAR
28. Act of uniting : JOINTURE
32. Example of 17 Across : GEORGEBURNS
36. Sinking-ship quitter : RAT
37. Writer Kingsley : AMIS
38. Oklahoma city : ADA
39. Swiss river : AARE
40. Rubbing oil: Abbr. : LIN
41. Example of 17 Across : ORSONWELLES
45. Main and hardened : ARTERIES
47. Slippery one : EEL
48. Con ___ (with spirit) : MOTO
49. Ship-gangway handrail : MANROPE
53. Church corner : AMEN
55. Dravidian language : TAMIL
58. Annoys : IRES
59. Word with trash or ash : CAN
60. Example of 17 Across : JACKKLUGMAN
62. Derby of stovepipe : HAT
63. Type of angle : ACUTE
64. Pronoun : THESE
65. Letter : ESS
66. Facing a glacier : STOSS
67. Beings, in France : ETRES
1. Drakes' companions : DUCKS
2. Mr. Heep : URIAH
3. Tidal bore : EAGRE
4. Some homes : TRAILERS
5. Winston or Walter : SIR
6. Disabled : LAMED
7. Literary conflict : AGON
8. Drink on the Ginza : SAKE
9. Polish port : STETTIN
10. Poetic contraction : OER
11. Artificial : UNNATURAL
12. High or low : GEAR
13. Goddess of youth : HEBE
18. Cubic measure : STERE
22. Potato or tamale : HOT
24. Jet ___ : LAG
26. Cricket position : ONS
28. Systems of self-defense : JUDOS
29. Algerian port : ORAN
30. Excellent : RARE
31. Gallic summers : ETES
32. Celebration : GALA
33. Moslem title : EMIR
34. Salves : OINTMENTS
35. Ignoble : BASE
39. O.K. : ALLRIGHT
41. Scrap : ORT
42. Something often read : RIOTACT
43. Southerner's pronoun : WEALL
44. Even, to poets : EEN
46. Long time : EON
49. Wallace and Douglas : MIKES
50. Abalone : ORMER
51. "___ porridge hot" : PEASE
52. Early laborers : ESNES
53. Head or tooth : ACHE
54. Rotterdam's river : MAAS
56. Sharpen: Lat. : ACUO
57. Stores: Abbr. : MKTS
60. Madison or Thurber, for short : JAS
61. Indian of West : UTE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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