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New York Times, Monday, February 18, 1974

Author: Jean Reed
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,955
Across Down
1. Fanfare : ECLAT
6. Roman Censor : CATO
10. Make ___ for : ABID
14. Dusting, e.g. : CHORE
15. Fast horse : ARAB
16. Horne : LENA
17. Ambassador's plum : COURTOFSTJAMESS
20. Young man : LAD
21. Work by Pindar : ODE
22. Curt : TERSE
23. Forever, to a poet : ETERNE
25. Half a clock sound : TOCK
26. Vine of N. Z. : AKA
29. Like autumn leaves : SERE
30. Not ___ (middling) : SOHOT
32. "Take ___ from me" : ATIP
33. Bone of contention : ISSUE
35. Silvery fish : SMELT
36. Where cons get con justice : KANGAROOCOURT
40. Coastal feature : INLET
41. Film-director Walsh : RAOUL
42. Hope-Crosby locale : ROAD
43. Edible part of fruit : FLESH
45. "Deliver us from ___" : EVIL
49. Decline : EBB
50. Word with carpe or per : DIEM
51. "___ and the River" : OFTIME
53. Causing fear : AWING
55. O. T. book: Abbr. : PSA
56. Spiteful woman : CAT
57. Riggs victim : MSMARGARETCOURT
61. Israeli V.I.P. : EBAN
62. English public school : ETON
63. Piano man : TUNER
64. Serve : TEND
65. Oboe : REED
66. Condition : STATE
1. Economist Marriner : ECCLES
2. Ivy League prep school : CHOATE
3. Request from the gallery : LOUDER
4. Timetable abbr. : ARR
5. Western range : TETON
6. Cabaret : CAFE
7. "___ longa . . . " : ARS
8. Highly personal art form : TATTOO
9. Noun, at times : OBJECT
10. Beggar's income : ALMS
11. Old-World bird : BEEEATER
12. The winners : INS
13. Brezhnev's yesses : DAS
18. Black Sea port : ODESSA
19. Refuge : ARK
24. Checked : REINED
25. Idea accepted as true : THEOREM
27. Scot's skirt : KILT
28. Quick to learn : APT
31. Pronoun : OUR
32. Scarab, for one : AMULET
34. N.C.O. : SGT
35. Small coin : SOU
36. Rounded hill : KNOB
37. Crimson Tide rooter : ALABAMAN
38. Hemisphere org. : OAS
39. Talk-show partner : COHOST
40. Anger : IRE
43. Point out : FINGER
44. Envoy : LEGATE
46. Kind of coat : VICUNA
47. Mideast stopover : IMARET
48. French note : LETTRE
50. Head man: Abbr. : DIR
52. Info : FACTS
54. Magic item : WAND
55. Hang fire : PEND
57. N. Y. player : MET
58. Compass point : SBE
59. Richard, in court : ROE
60. "Over and ___" : OUT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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