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New York Times, Saturday, December 7, 1974

Author: Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F H J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,247
Across Down
1. Ewe's offspring : LAMB
5. "Poison," e.g. : LABEL
10. Irish governing house : DAIL
14. Australian bird : EMEU
15. Tony of baseball : OLIVA
16. Form of an Asian country : INDO
17. Part of a suit : VEST
18. Neap and ebb : TIDES
19. To-do : STIR
20. Music arrangement : INSTRUMENTATION
23. Ill at ___ : EASE
24. "G.W.T.W." locale : TARA
25. Noise-maker : ALARM
28. Yugoslavian city : NIS
30. Torments : GNAWS
34. Protective walls : PARAPETS
36. Dollar often bet : BOTTOM
37. Solar disk : ATEN
38. Houston athlete : ASTRO
40. Italian city : ROMA
41. "___ unto Caesar that . . . " : RENDER
43. Yeast, for one : LEAVENER
45. Cornered : TREED
46. Vigor : PEP
47. Fragrant : OLENT
48. Hereditary factor : GENE
50. Bye-bye : TATA
52. Weatherman's job : PROGNOSTICATION
59. French trial town : RIOM
60. Longlegged bird : STILT
61. Dies ___ : IRAE
62. Ounce, in Spain : ONZA
63. Spooky : EERIE
64. Like Sahara's reaches : VAST
65. Port of Yemen : ADEN
66. Fear : DREAD
67. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
1. Son of Jacob : LEVI
2. Word of approval : AMEN
3. Confusion : MESS
4. Naïve investor : BUTTERANDEGGMAN
5. Water lily : LOTUS
6. Foodstuffs : ALIMENTS
7. Tarry : BIDE
8. Current ___ : EVENTS
9. "Built to ___ lifetime" : LASTA
10. Third cousin, for one : DISTANTRELATIVE
11. Against : ANTI
12. Prefix for syncrasy : IDIO
13. Desolate : LORN
21. Boarding stairs : RAMP
22. Jason's ship : ARGO
25. Take ___ (disassemble) : APART
26. Subsequently : LATER
27. Aromatic hydrocarbon : ARENE
29. Plant fiber : ISTLE
31. ___ time (formerly) : ATONE
32. Certain people : WOMEN
33. Clever : SMART
35. Attention : EAR
36. Stole : BOA
39. Snake, lizards, etc. : REPTILIA
42. Biblical locale : EDEN
44. Roman religious festivals : VOTA
46. Annoy : PESTER
49. Snooped : NOSED
51. Pretended : ACTED
52. Malay boat : PROA
53. Peeling : RIND
54. Soft mud : OOZE
55. Spare or flat : TIRE
56. Teheran's country : IRAN
57. Kiln : OAST
58. Old musical note : NETE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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