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New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1974

Author: David Crosatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,244
Across Down
1. Finland, to Finns : SUOMI
6. Knife handle : HAFT
10. Word with gab or October : FEST
14. Invalidate : ANNUL
15. Tropical tree : EBOE
16. Apollo's mother : LETO
17. Words for Fauntleroy : LITTLELORD
19. Czech river : ISER
20. Tennis star : ASHE
21. Swing around : SLUE
22. Small, in France : PETIT
23. Swelling disease : EDEMA
25. Sweden, to Swedes : SVERIGE
27. Women's ___ : LIB
29. Spanish coins : PESETAS
31. Spinach-like plant : ORACH
33. Alb or amice : VESTMENT
38. Colombian city : CALI
39. Hair or night : SHIRT
41. ___ about : ONOR
42. Switzerland, to Romans : HELVETIA
44. Norway, to Norwegians : NORGE
45. Early Italian : SAMNITE
48. Blockhead : ASS
49. Island near Borneo : SUMATRA
53. Motorists' rush-hour bane : TIEUP
55. Outstanding things : ONERS
56. River duck : TEAL
58. "___ deal!" : ITSA
61. Sweetsop : ATES
62. Aaron or Seaver, e.g. : BIGLEAGUER
64. Whistle: Sp. : PITO
65. Berra : YOGI
66. Comb, as a horse : CURRY
67. O'Casey : SEAN
68. Author Seton : ANYA
69. Corners : TREES
1. Room in a casa : SALA
2. Les Etats ___ : UNIS
3. Efficient : ONTHEBALL
4. Muffed : MUTED
5. Faulty : ILL
6. Greece, to old Greeks : HELLAS
7. Ben Adhem : ABOU
8. English novelist C. S. : FORESTER
9. Husing of radio : TED
10. Handbill : FLIER
11. Estonia, to Estonians : EESTI
12. Cartoonist William : STEIG
13. Rich cake : TORTE
18. Salinger heroine : ESME
22. Nuisance : PEST
24. N. T. book: Abbr. : EPH
26. Immense : VAST
27. Lomond or Katrine : LOCH
28. Dies ___ : IRAE
30. French spa : EVIAN
32. Roman 104 : CIV
34. Pasture sound : MOO
35. Fill with delight : ENRAPTURE
36. Egg drinks : NOGS
37. ___ bien : TRES
39. Altair or Rigel : STAR
40. Garment of ancient Greece : HIMATION
43. Appraisals: Abbr. : ESTS
44. Born: Fr. : NEE
46. Italy, to Italians : ITALIA
47. Roof piece : TILE
49. Castile et al. : SOAPS
50. Loosen : UNTIE
51. "If a body ___ body . . . " : MEETA
52. Certain crime : ARSON
54. Early Mongolian : UIGUR
57. Like some breakfast plates : EGGY
59. Parched : SERE
60. Noun suffixes : ARYS
62. Win ___ nose : BYA
63. Perform : ACT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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