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James A. Brussel
James A. Brussel

New York Times, Tuesday, December 3, 1974

Author:
James A. Brussel
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,243

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Across
1. Kind of tennis : LAWN
5. Kind of skate : CHEAP
10. Marshes : FENS
14. Genus of olives : OLEA
15. Heart outlet : AORTA
16. Medieval land holding : ODAL
17. Norwegian prince, in "Hamlet" : FORTINBRAS
19. Split : RIVE
20. Driving area : TEE
21. Beaks : NEBS
22. Made edging : TATTED
24. Vehemence : FURY
25. Roman historian : LIVY
26. People in a cast : ACTORS
29. Monotony : SAMENESS
33. Solacing word : THERE
34. Demolish : RAZE
35. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
36. Ravelings : LINT
37. " . . . amber ___ of grain" : WAVES
38. Calif. wine center : NAPA
39. Baseball brother : ALOU
40. Hoary : AGED
41. Station : DEPOT
42. Plant derivatives : SENNITES
44. Works by painter Albrecht : DURERS
45. Land measures : ARES
46. Confines : PENS
47. ___-day (modern) : LATTER
50. Lighten : EASE
51. Dandy : FOP
54. Miss Adams : EDIE
55. Notation in 1812 Overture : FORTISSIMO
58. "The Decline and ___ of . . . " : FALL
59. Hard baseball drive : LINER
60. Waterless : ARID
61. Deuce's follower : TREY
62. Chemical suffix : YLENE
63. Cats and dogs : PETS
Down
1. Niblick stroke : LOFT
2. Century plant : ALOE
3. "If I ___ king" : WERE
4. King Cole : NAT
5. Chair workers : CANERS
6. Stamp-collecting, e.g. : HOBBY
7. Miscalculates : ERRS
8. ___ loss : ATA
9. TV-watching, e.g. : PASTIMES
10. Rams' rivals : FORTYNINERS
11. Blue-pencil : EDIT
12. Church area : NAVE
13. Vehicle : SLED
18. Toughen : INURE
23. Salutation : AVE
24. Luckily : FORTUNATELY
25. Loafed : LAZED
26. Reference book : ATLAS
27. Concepción's land : CHILE
28. Part of a joint : TENON
29. Relief-pitchers' goals : SAVES
30. Storehouse : ETAPE
31. Flavor : SAPOR
32. Nickname of Cards' Marty Marion : SLATS
34. Frenzies : RAGES
37. Insect found near ponds or lakes : WATERFLY
41. Beach hills : DUNES
43. Anger : IRE
44. Streetcar name : DESIRE
46. Eucharistic plate : PATEN
47. Kind of turn or over : LEFT
48. Hebrew month : ADAR
49. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
50. Aquatic bird : ERNE
51. ___ sale : FIRE
52. Leave out : OMIT
53. Seal herds : PODS
56. Fuel : OIL
57. Weaken : SAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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