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New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,939
Across
1. Qualifying words : BUTS
5. Storied deer : BAMBI
10. Victuals : GRUB
14. With: Fr. : AVEC
15. Remove, in law: Var. : ELOIN
16. Italian painter : RENI
17. Rise high : REAR
18. Poisonous snake : FERDELANCE
20. Kind of lie : BAREFACED
22. Witch locality : ENDOR
23. Crystallize : JELL
24. Council : SYNOD
26. Disinfectants : PHENOLS
29. Have ___ many (overdo) : ONETOO
33. Gibbons : LARS
34. African animal : OKAPI
37. High, in music : ALT
38. Flatboat : ARK
39. Revolved : GYRATED
41. Lillie : BEA
42. Wrath : IRE
43. Cease! : AVAST
44. "Just as the twig is ___ . . . " : BENT
45. Mr. Power : TYRONE
47. Phoenician goddess : ASTARTE
50. Like some gemstones : UNSET
53. Algerian port : ORAN
54. Humble : ABASE
57. Educational film, for one : VISUALAID
61. Vehicle for short trips : SHUTTLEBUS
63. Not hep : ICKY
64. Untainted : PURE
65. "Goodnight, ___" : IRENE
66. Blackthorn : SLOE
67. Alioth, for one : STAR
68. Sea birds : TERNS
69. ___ one's ways : MEND
Down
1. Carping remark : BARB
2. Eye part : UVEA
3. Soap opera, often : TEARJERKER
4. Sifts : SCREENS
5. Happen to : BEFALL
6. Waugh : ALEC
7. Folkways : MORES
8. Chicken : BIDDY
9. Chemical suffix : INE
10. ___ dame : GRANDE
11. Split : REND
12. Strange, in Scotland : UNCO
13. German drink : BIER
19. Brezhnev : LEONID
21. Ziegfeld : FLO
25. Slangy negative : NOPE
26. Interweave : PLAIT
27. Hairbreadth ___ : HARRY
28. Shore bird : SORA
30. Salt Lake City sight : TABERNACLE
31. Fragrant : OLENT
32. Mexican basket grass : OTATE
35. Dutch cupboard : KAS
36. Leaf-cutting ant : ATTA
39. Large sea bird : GANNET
40. Designer Saint Laurent : YVES
44. Idolatry : BAALISM
46. Expulsion : OUSTER
48. Drunks : SOUSES
49. Song syllable : TRA
51. Brussels suburb : EVERE
52. River in Italy : TIBER
54. Vipers : ASPS
55. Hindu demon : BHUT
56. Nimbus : AURA
58. Eastern fiber plant : SUNN
59. Image : IKON
60. Colored : DYED
62. School course, for short : LIT

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

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