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New York Times, Thursday, February 14, 1974

Author: Marie West
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,951
Across Down
1. Watermelon feature : RIND
5. Exhausts : SAPS
9. French wine valley : RHONE
14. Quadrennial address : INAUGURAL
16. Expectant person : HOPER
17. In a cautious way : PRUDENTLY
18. With full force : AMAIN
19. Coterie : SET
20. Pindar's forte : ODES
21. Weather periods : SPELLS
22. Sea in U.S.S.R. : ARAL
23. Prying : NOSY
24. Tightfisted : STINGY
27. Part of a pedestal : DADO
28. Spanish article : LAS
31. Treasure ___ : TROVE
32. English River : CAM
33. The theater : DRAMA
35. Err at bridge: Var. : RENIG
36. Individual : ONE
37. Sing falsetto : YODEL
38. Old-womanish : ANILE
39. Eccentric : ODD
40. Small land mass : ISLET
41. School org. : PTA
42. Glutinous : ROPY
44. Shows scorn : SNEERS
45. Cobras : ASPS
46. Small bits : DABS
47. Purchased : BOUGHT
50. Part of the Minotaur : BULL
51. Candlenut tree : AMA
54. Map indicator : ARROW
55. One who abdicates : RENOUNCER
57. Pola : NEGRI
58. Affectation : MANNERISM
59. Gather grain : GLEAN
60. Goes to court : SUES
61. Call it ___ : ADAY
1. Torn and Van Winkle : RIPS
2. Concerning : INRE
3. Australian sea mile : NAUT
4. Flop : DUD
5. Evangelist Billy : SUNDAY
6. Soviet group : ARTEL
7. Buddies : PALS
8. Crafty : SLY
9. Work by 15 Down : RHAPSODYINBLUE
10. Comfortable : HOMEY
11. Gem : OPAL
12. Armstrong : NEIL
13. Sea eagles : ERNS
15. Brother of Ira : GEORGEGERSHWIN
21. Turf : SOD
22. Smithy equipment : ANVIL
23. Identified : NAMED
24. Purse part : STRAP
25. English River : TRENT
26. City near Grand Rapids : IONIA
27. Fop : DANDY
28. Soup spoon : LADLE
29. Moslem prince : AMEER
30. Seasons : SALTS
32. Communal stores : COOPS
34. American Beauties : ROSES
43. Choose : OPT
44. Reception halls : SALONS
45. Greek marketplace : AGORA
46. Mr. Dooley's creator : DUNNE
47. Explosive sound : BANG
48. City of Russia : OREL
49. Yen : URGE
50. Ideal or monde : BEAU
51. One kind of test : ACID
52. Tableland : MESA
53. Arnie's group : ARMY
55. Lodgings: Abbr. : RMS
56. F.D.R. agency : NRA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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