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New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 1974

Author:
Samalin
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,259
Across
1. ___ gin fizz : RAMOS
6. Kind of hand : GLAD
10. W. W. II vessels : LSTS
14. F.B.I. man : AGENT
15. Captive of Hercules : IOLE
16. Willow : ITEA
17. Elks, etc. : FRATERNALORDERS
20. Old Ethiopian coin : TALARI
21. Miami's county : DADE
22. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
23. ___ up (livens) : PEPS
25. Taft's labor-bill partner : HARTLEY
27. Evian or French Lick : SPA
30. Vision: Prefix : OPTO
32. Cheer : RAH
33. Assembly hall : AULA
35. Comic Bert : LAHR
37. Finnish port : TURKU
41. Agrarian development of 1800's : GRANGERMOVEMENT
44. Form of Helen : ELENA
45. Chilblain, to Shakespeare : KIBE
46. See 17 Across : BPOE
47. Cockney's "___ a mo'" : ARF
49. Wood measure : CORD
51. Relatives of aves. : STS
52. Sewer's need : THIMBLE
56. Ski lift : TBAR
58. Assam people : AOR
59. Like Cooper's Mohican : LAST
61. Melodious : ARIOSE
65. Group associated with 41 Across : FARMERSALLIANCE
68. Unfettered, in Bonn : FREI
69. Countess's spouse : EARL
70. Before : UNTIL
71. Safe-cracker : YEGG
72. Couple : DYAD
73. Specialized planes : STOLS
Down
1. Place for a diving board : RAFT
2. Taj Mahal city : AGRA
3. Oat or square : MEAL
4. Ready : ONTAP
5. Sound system : STEREO
6. Card game : GIN
7. Onus : LOAD
8. God, to Moslems : ALLAH
9. Asian cedar : DEODAR
10. Flip one's ___ : LID
11. Filch : STEAL
12. Coated metal : TERNE
13. Pert : SASSY
18. Small wave : RIPPLE
19. Grade again : RERATE
24. Desolate : STARK
26. Kind of screw or tack : THUMB
27. Dressing flavor : SAGE
28. Knitting stitch : PURL
29. Wings : ALAE
31. Of an electric unit : OHMIC
34. Old Indochina area : ANNAM
36. Automaton : ROBOT
38. Corded fabrics : REPS
39. Sea-speed unit : KNOT
40. Western Indians : UTES
42. Mess up : GARBLE
43. Expressed in words : VERBAL
48. Like loose skirts : FLARED
50. Composer Milhaud : DARIUS
52. Chewy candy : TAFFY
53. Sir Samuel ___ : HOARE
54. Imperfect, as goods: Abbr. : IRREG
55. Try : ESSAY
57. Laughing : RIANT
60. Scarlett's home : TARA
62. Aware of : ONTO
63. Namely: Abbr. : SCIL
64. Morays : EELS
66. Russian plane : MIG
67. Legal degree : LLD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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