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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1974

Author: Virginia Butler
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,257
Across Down
1. Kind of number : WRONG
6. Speedy jets : SSTS
10. Competent : ABLE
14. Recognition : HONOR
15. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
16. Seven ___ : SEAS
17. Mirror sight : IMAGE
18. Usurer : LOANSHARK
20. "___ make passes at . . . " : MENSELDOM
22. Small anchor : KEDGE
23. Penury : NEED
24. Curtain-call critic : HISSER
25. "The Last ___" : SUPPER
28. ___ Patch, famed pacer : DAN
29. Society mainstay : PILLAR
30. Publisher's imprint : COLOPHON
35. Miss Moorehead : AGNES
36. ___ and far between : FEW
37. Rail signal : FLARE
38. Breaks, as a vase : SHATTERS
40. Showed warmth : SMILED
41. One, in Italy : UNO
42. Tellers' customers : PAYEES
43. Agreement : ACCORD
47. System of worship : CULT
48. Oil-bearing rock : SHALE
49. One on the way up : CAREERIST
54. Riverboat con artist : CARDSHARP
56. Worm-catching bird : EARLY
57. Heraldic border : ORLE
58. False god : IDOL
59. 32 Boy or Girl Scouts : TROOP
60. Despot : TSAR
61. Period : TIME
62. Actress Carol : HANEY
1. Caprice : WHIM
2. "When in ___ . . . " : ROME
3. Son of Judah : ONAN
4. Christmas drinks : NOGS
5. Resting place in 23rd Psalm : GREENPASTURES
6. Metal joiner : SOLDER
7. Joined an ovation : STOOD
8. "Yea, ___!" : TEAM
9. Diego or Pablo : SAN
10. Ruins : ASHES
11. Necklace : BEADS
12. Robe size : LARGE
13. Ridge of sand : ESKER
19. "I escaped by the ___" : SKINOFMYTEETH
21. Side glance : LEER
24. Prince ___ : HAL
25. Sound of resignation : SIGH
26. Forearm bone : ULNA
27. Russian whip : PLET
28. ___ Jones average : DOW
29. ___ de deux : PAS
30. These: Fr. : CES
31. Ballet bend : PLIE
32. In good shape : HALE
33. Mine products : ORES
34. Little Edward : NED
36. Back : FRO
39. Goal : END
40. Auction : SALE
42. Prose color : PURPLE
43. Scarf : ASCOT
44. British cleaning women : CHARS
45. Hurricane of 1961 : CARLA
46. More ripe : OLDER
47. Rebound : CAROM
49. Moslem judge : CADI
50. ___ avis : RARA
51. Do a house chore : IRON
52. Wild plum : SLOE
53. Conforming to kind : TYPY
55. Success : HIT

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

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