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New York Times, Tuesday, November 5, 1974

Author: Reginald L. Johnson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,215
Across Down
1. Rumple : MUSS
5. Cut ___ : BAIT
9. Actor's help : PROP
13. Dill : ANET
14. Crusaders' port : ACRE
15. Bathe : LAVE
16. Confuse : ADDLE
17. Chestnut tree: Var. : CHINKAPIN
19. Annual London observance : GUYFAWKESDAY
21. Before : ERE
22. Miss West : MAE
23. Solar or nervous : SYSTEM
27. Extinct bird : DODO
29. Stepped on : TROD
32. Common contraction : IVE
33. Headland : RAS
35. Exhausted : DEPLETED
39. Occasion for 19 Across : GUNPOWDERPLOT
42. ___ instinct : MATERNAL
43. W. W. II group : OSS
44. Rubber tree : ULE
45. Sac : CYST
47. Near or Far : EAST
51. Officers' club meals : MESSES
55. These, in France : CES
57. Rita or Grande : RIO
58. Intended victim of 39 Across : KINGJAMESIST
62. As a rule : INGENERAL
65. Adhesive : PASTE
66. Withered : SERE
67. Take on cargo : LADE
68. Stake : ANTE
69. Taunt : TWIT
70. Strong solutions : LYES
71. King ___ : LEAR
1. Dark cigar : MADURO
2. Not colored : UNDYED
3. Word with pity or pride : SELF
4. Watt's concern : STEAM
5. Sugar daddy : BACKER
6. Yearn : ACHE
7. Eye part : IRIS
8. Works behind a bar : TENDS
9. Broadway offerings : PLAYS
10. Light blow : RAP
11. Egg: Prefix : OVI
12. Shut in : PEN
16. ___ in the wood : AGED
18. Miss Medford : KAY
20. "Elementary, my dear ___" : WATSON
24. Broz : TITO
25. Newt: Var. : EVET
26. Doctor's field: Abbr. : MED
28. Caen's river : ORNE
30. Strangely : ODDLY
31. Arberdeen's river : DEE
34. Month: Abbr. : APR
36. For the time being : PROTEM
37. Certain discs: Abbr. : LPS
38. Otherwise : ELSE
39. High wind : GALE
40. Western Indians : UTES
41. Military unit: Abbr. : WAC
42. Not talking : MUM
46. Fish parts : SCALES
48. Awn : ARISTA
49. Relative : SISTER
50. Carry : TOTE
52. Trapshooting : SKEET
53. Article, in Munich : EIN
54. Bit of fishline : SNELL
56. Flower leaf : SEPAL
59. Word with beard or matter : GRAY
60. Gemstone : JADE
61. Rational : SANE
62. Doer: Suffix : IST
63. Fresh : NEW
64. Gypsy horse : GRI

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

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