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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 1974

Author: Catharine Y. C. Probst
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,952
Across Down
1. Sitting ___ : DUCK
5. Comb: Prefix : CTENO
10. Clear the blackboard : WIPE
14. Wings : ALAE
15. Court decree : ARRET
16. Spanish queen et al. : ENAS
17. "Zhivago" heroine : LARA
18. Songbird : MEADOWLARK
20. Gary's state: Abbr. : IND
21. Hot Springs and Baden-Baden : SPAS
22. Holy: Fr. : SACREE
23. Hindered : IMPEDED
26. Pack horse, old style : SOMER
27. Ella of comics : CINDERS
29. Moslem scholar : ALIM
31. Prepare chestnuts : ROAST
32. Marsh herons : BITTERNS
36. Bird for Minerva : OWL
37. Wading birds : RAILS
39. Yes, in Menton : OUI
40. Toasts in old England : WASSAILS
43. Furious : RABID
45. Titmouse feature : TUFT
46. Tartness : ACIDITY
48. Afghan noble : AMEER
51. Birds' best friend : AUDUBON
53. Handsome, in Scotland : BONNIE
55. Hurting : SORE
56. Rachel Carson subject : SEA
59. Bird-watcher's need : BINOCULARS
61. Small duck : TEAL
62. Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
63. Peep show : RAREE
64. Dreaded figure : OGRE
65. Hardy heroine : TESS
66. Bradley and others : OMARS
67. Give the eye : OGLE
1. Surrealist painter : DALI
2. ___ Bator : ULAN
3. Missouri birds : CARDINALS
4. N. Z. parrot : KEA
5. Vacation vehicle : CAMPER
6. Stairway parts : TREADS
7. Remove : ERASE
8. Composer Rorem : NED
9. Siouans : OTOS
10. Word on a doormat : WELCOME
11. Embrace : INARM
12. Gay city : PAREE
13. Glacial ridge : ESKER
19. "___ a cat I saw?" (palindrome) : WASIT
21. Barracuda : SPET
24. Doctors' degrees : MDS
25. Irish lower house : DAIL
27. Bird for a loser : CROW
28. Hawkeye state : IOWA
30. Mil. officers : LTS
32. Twice : BIS
33. Yardstick for a blue shade : ROBINSEGG
34. French night : NUIT
35. Pretentious, old style : SIDY
37. Govt. dismissal notice : RIF
38. Can. province : ALTA
41. Office workers : STENOGS
42. Like gold : AURIC
43. Scrawny critter : RIBE
44. Confusion : ADO
46. Devoted one : ADORER
47. "___, foiled again" : CURSES
48. Monastery head : ABBOT
49. Watery fabric : MOIRE
50. Capital of County Clare : ENNIS
52. Woody root of Africa : USARA
54. Large kangaroo : EURO
57. Fatha Hines : EARL
58. On the sheltered side : ALEE
60. Take it on the ___ : LAM
61. Moreover : TOO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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