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New York Times, Thursday, December 26, 1974

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,266
Across Down
1. Straw ___ : BOSS
5. Chest : BOSOM
10. Places for parishioners : PEWS
14. Own up to : AVOW
15. Spanish city : AVILA
16. Soviet river : URAL
17. Art style : DADA
18. Provoked : RILED
19. Ended, in France : FINI
20. Follow a cat's example : LANDONONESFEET
23. Math ratio : SINE
24. Golf-course area : TEE
25. Murder or burglary : FELONY
28. Broke a promise : CRIEDOFF
33. Imitating : APING
34. Fall guy : CHUMP
35. River, in Spain : RIO
36. Chinese group : TONG
37. Western capital : BOISE
38. ___ Alto : PALO
39. Dutch town : EDE
40. Gets a bad grade : FAILS
41. Governed : RULED
42. Showing reason : SENSIBLE
44. Checks : DETERS
45. Mr. Hunter : TAB
46. Dazzles : AWES
47. Wedge of a sort : AFOOTINTHEDOOR
54. Tree of Ceylon : DOON
55. Throw in the ___ : TOWEL
56. Self-complacent : VAIN
58. Bewilder : DAZE
59. Error's partner : TRIAL
60. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
61. Malamutes' burden : SLED
62. Moments of time : SANDS
63. Korean statesman : RHEE
1. Naughty : BAD
2. Running track : OVAL
3. Cracker or jerk : SODA
4. Final effort : SWANSONG
5. Domain of a British nobleman : BARONY
6. Sheeplike : OVINE
7. Place for fodder : SILO
8. Lycian poet : OLEN
9. Hurried : MADETIME
10. Enjoyed a pipe : PUFFED
11. Penna. city : ERIE
12. Dwindle : WANE
13. Kind of skirt : SLIT
21. Cartoonist Jay Darling : DING
22. Small spring : SEEP
25. Mythological trio : FATES
26. Lyrical piece : EPODE
27. Napery : LINEN
28. Santiago's land : CHILE
29. Columbo : RUSS
30. Papal cape : ORALE
31. Office clerk : FILER
32. Viands : FOODS
34. Snake's maneuver : COIL
37. Small-minded businessmen : BABBITTS
38. Accomplishes : PUTSOVER
40. Decree : FIAT
41. Donna or Robert : REED
43. Spiflicated : STONED
44. Resides : DWELLS
46. Leading : AHEAD
47. Attaches : ADDS
48. Colt : FOAL
49. Slime : OOZE
50. Mrs. Helmer : NORA
51. One of a pair : TWIN
52. ___ of office : OATH
53. Observance : RITE
57. Born, in France : NEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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