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New York Times, Friday, December 27, 1974

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,267
Across
1. Old Glory et al. : FLAGS
6. Ready for a hairpiece : BALD
10. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
14. Kind of jazz : REBOP
15. Money premium : AGIO
16. Petty taboo : NONO
17. Miss St. Johns : ADELA
18. Zero : NONE
19. Guinness : ALEC
20. Monetary expert of a kind : GOLDDIGGER
22. Old territory of West: Abbr. : DAK
23. Bell sound : PEAL
24. Rouses : STIRS
26. Holy: Prefix : SACR
29. School subject since the 1950's : NEWMATH
33. "The ___ Sea" : CRUEL
35. Critics' output : REVIEWS
38. "Gigi" star : HERMIONEGINGOLD
42. Baseball hits : TRIPLES
43. Subway coin : TOKEN
44. Revised : UPDATED
47. Swan woman : LEDA
48. Small person : PYGMY
51. Require : NEED
53. Marsupial, for short : ROO
54. Behavior code : GOLDENRULE
60. Lackadaisically : IDLY
62. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
63. North African city : TUNIS
64. Grant : CEDE
65. Meal time : NOON
66. Kefauver : ESTES
67. Verve : ELAN
68. Oriental bell : GONG
69. River of France : RHONE
Down
1. Easily broken: Abbr. : FRAG
2. India-Burma road of W. W. II : LEDO
3. Walter of films : ABEL
4. Certain monetary excess : GOLDPREMIUM
5. Garden tool : SPADE
6. Bracelet : BANGLE
7. Excited : AGOG
8. Queue : LINE
9. Go-getter : DOER
10. Spanish queen : ENA
11. "Three Bears" name, with 13 Down : GOLDI
12. At hand, poetically : ANEAR
13. See 11 Down : LOCKS
21. Fleming : IAN
24. Economize : STINT
25. Chaplin classic : THEGOLDRUSH
26. Place of learning: Abbr. : SCH
27. Reckon, in old days : ARET
28. Pigeon sound : CURR
30. Tear from : WREST
31. Alcott girl : MEG
32. Grandfathers: Lat. : AVI
34. Impudent : LIPPY
36. Roused : WOKE
37. Vehicle : SLED
39. ___ Bailey : OLD
40. Teachers' org. : NEA
41. Nucleic acid : DNA
45. Story part : ENDING
46. Letter : DEE
48. Singer Leontyne : PRICE
49. Sing, in Berne : YODEL
50. Israeli name : GOLDA
52. Enroll : ENTER
54. Crowd : GANG
55. Melville novel : OMOO
56. Diving bird : LOON
57. Preposition : UNTO
58. Legal hold : LIEN
59. Basic nature : ESSE
61. Craving : YEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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