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New York Times, Tuesday, February 12, 1974

Author:
Lois Hillis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,949
Across
1. Burst of energy : SPASM
6. Molasses product : RUM
9. Word for some that ran : ALSO
13. Cut a molar : TEETHE
14. Isolating : ENISLING
16. Noah's mountain : ARARAT
17. Needs : WANTSFOR
18. Ski equipment : POLES
19. Equal : MATCH
20. Ram's mate : EWE
21. Joyous age : SWEETSIXTEEN
24. In a quandary : ATSEA
25. Pried : NOSED
29. Slightly open : AJAR
33. In ___ (further) : ADDITIONTO
35. Certain danse : MACABRE
37. Fitting as an arrow : NOCKING
38. Bonanza at the butcher's : TENDERMEAT
40. Resorts : SPAS
41. Golf-tour name : SNEAD
42. Fire remnant : EMBER
44. Certain grocer : RETAILDEALER
50. Thumb or Swift : TOM
53. Short story : CONTE
54. Lightweight fabric : VOILE
55. Feature of a noose : SLIPKNOT
57. Molasses cookie : HERMIT
58. Inclination : PLEASURE
59. Ostrich or emu : RATITE
60. Kind of castle : SAND
61. Latvia or Ukraine: Abbr. : SSR
62. Schedule : SLATE
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1. Goat antelope : SEROW
2. Artist noted for Washington portraits : PEALE
3. "Only God can make ___" : ATREE
4. Kind of daisy : SHASTA
5. Came together : MET
6. Gave the car a new shine : REWAXED
7. Out of reach : UNATTAINABLE
8. Soften, as words : MINCE
9. Smith and others : ALS
10. Long sentence : LIFE
11. Skier's footing : SNOW
12. Monster : OGRE
13. Knocks gently : TAPS
15. With nervous energy : STHENIC
19. "No-spitting" violations, e.g. : MISDEMEANORS
22. Songstress Kay : STARR
23. Breakfast areas : NOOKS
26. Little bit : SNIP
27. Volcano : ETNA
28. ___ age (long time) : DOGS
29. Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
30. Spanish province : JAEN
31. Skin ailment : ACNE
32. Locating device : RADAR
34. Carried : TOTED
36. Adorns : BEDECKS
39. Radium, e.g. : EMITTER
43. Disclose : REVEAL
45. Muscle condition : TONUS
46. Blood carrier : AORTA
47. Restrict : LIMIT
48. Ten-point type : ELITE
49. Network : RETE
50. Recipe measures: Abbr. : TSPS
51. Spanish pot : OLLA
52. Air : MIEN
56. Knee protector : PAD
57. Time measures: Abbr. : HRS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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