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New York Times, Saturday, December 28, 1974

Author: Thomas Sheehan
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 0, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Thomas Sheehan has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,268
Across Down
1. Mouthful for a frightened one : HEART
6. Allen : ETHAN
11. Certain billiard strokes : MISCUES
13. Enjoys, mod style : GROOVES
15. Tense : UPTIGHT
16. Inside dope : LOWDOWN
17. Speedometer reading: Abbr. : MPH
18. Food fish : SEABASS
20. U. N. workers' org. : ILO
21. Magpie : PIET
23. Liquidate, mob style : ERASE
24. Neisse's partner : ODER
25. Napkin, silverware, etc. : SETUP
27. Centro et al. : ELS
28. Criminal activity : THEFT
29. Mexican man : SENOR
31. Calorie course : DESSERT
33. Fable author: Var. : ESOP
35. Musial : STAN
36. Misrepresent : DISTORT
39. Battle formation : ARRAY
42. Golfing first name : ARNIE
43. Growl: Var. : YAR
45. Former U.A.R. member : SYRIA
47. Warrant officer : BOSN
48. Philosopher's forte : LOGIC
50. Tastes : SIPS
51. Disposed : APT
52. Withdraws, à la 1 Down : COPSOUT
54. Saturn's wife : OPS
55. "Cut-and-print!" measure : FOOTAGE
57. Subways, buses, etc. : TRANSIT
59. Makes enthusiastic : TURNSON
60. Capitol groups : SENATES
61. Tries : TESTS
62. Birthplace of Pythagoras : SAMOS
1. Long-haired ones : HIPPIES
2. Lover of the arts : ESTHETE
3. Chemical prefix : ACI
4. Throw and shag : RUGS
5. Sound of laughter : TEHEE
6. Notched : EROSE
7. Hauls : TOWS
8. Mason's gear : HOD
9. Aloof one : AVOIDER
10. Political movement : NEWLEFT
11. Childhood disease : MUMPS
12. Gaze at : STARE
13. Bookworm's trademark : GLASSES
14. Derisive sound : SNORT
19. Like Telly Savalas : BALD
22. Uses the radio : TUNESIN
24. Stories by a U. S. writer : OHENRYS
26. Mail, in France : POSTE
28. Three Peters : TSARS
30. Down-Under creature : ROO
32. Depot: Abbr. : STA
34. Force apart : PRYOPEN
36. Truant of a sort : DROPOUT
37. Imminent : INSTORE
38. Markers : TAGS
40. Italian poet : ARIOSTO
41. Relatives of 1 Down : YIPPIES
42. Sternward : ABAFT
44. Disorders : RIOTS
46. Adjutants: Abbr. : ASSTS
48. Divine word : LOGOS
49. Restores : CURES
52. Fishing maneuver : CAST
53. Ethiopian lake : TANA
56. Weights: Abbr. : TNS
58. Business org. : NAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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