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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
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Straw ___ : BOSS
5
Chest : BOSOM
10
Places for parishioners : PEWS
14
Own up to : AVOW
15
Spanish city : AVILA
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Soviet river : URAL
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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
Down
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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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