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New York Times, Wednesday, November 6, 1974

Author: Allan Blackman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,216
Across Down
1. Parasite : TICK
5. Tibetan V.I.P.'s : LAMAS
10. Regarding : ASTO
14. ___, baker, charlie : ABLE
15. Poetic Muse : ERATO
16. Pack : STOW
17. Chess position : FIANCHETTO
19. ___ in the saddle : TALL
20. Recipe abbr. : TSP
21. Upbraid : RATE
22. Cave dwellers of folklore : TROLLS
24. Tiresome one : BORE
25. Kind of dinner : SHORE
26. Jabbar specialties : TIPINS
29. Certain board pieces : CHESSMEN
32. Wrathful : IRATE
33. Evenings, in Nice : SOIRS
34. Have ___ at (try) : AGO
35. Account : TALE
36. Yields : GIVES
37. Transit stops: Abbr. : STAS
38. ___ shoestring : ONA
39. Escutcheon bands : ORLES
40. Anoint : ANELE
41. Neighborhood : VICINITY
43. Gay ones : BLADES
44. "We have met the ___ . . . " : ENEMY
45. Secure with ropes : FRAP
46. Honshu town : SAWARA
48. Jack of TV : PAAR
49. Tiny, to Scots : SMA
52. Twisted word: Abbr. : ANAG
53. Defeated : CHECKMATED
56. Aft's partner : FORE
57. Uncanny : EERIE
58. Swan's mate in myth : LEDA
59. Make ___ meet : ENDS
60. Hangs out clothes : DRIES
61. Pitcher : EWER
1. Famous Ohioan : TAFT
2. Wading bird : IBIS
3. Loud sound : CLAP
4. Keating, to friends : KEN
5. Hungarian composer and family : LEHARS
6. Mountain spur : ARETE
7. Fit together : MATE
8. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
9. Tranquilizing agents : SOOTHERS
10. John Jacob and Mary : ASTORS
11. Deadlocked : STALEMATED
12. Kind of phone call : TOLL
13. Large-eyed birds : OWLS
18. Old woman : CRONE
23. Ex-welterweight Barney : ROSS
24. ___ the dust : BITE
25. Recoils : SHIES
26. Russian cosmonaut : TITOV
27. Teheran native : IRANI
28. Direction for kings : PALACEWARD
29. Group : COVEY
30. Alike, in Dijon : EGALE
31. Face parts : NOSES
33. Like river deltas : SILTY
36. Made faces : GRIMACED
37. Word with shot or dragon : SNAP
39. Singular person : ONER
40. Kind of clock : ALARM
42. "I haven't seen you ___" : INAGES
43. Air and emergency : BRAKES
45. Prima ___ : FACIE
46. Bank fixture : SAFE
47. Shortly : ANON
48. Persian fairy : PERI
49. Snit : STEW
50. Ancient Asian : MEDE
51. Jewish month : ADAR
54. Pronoun : HER
55. English festival : ALE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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