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New York Times, Saturday, February 23, 1974

Author: Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,960
Across Down
1. Guffaws : HAHAS
6. Common Latin word : HAEC
10. Basic time standard: Abbr. : GMT
13. Avert : EVADE
14. ___ squeaky wheel (appease) : OILA
15. Ajax, to the Greeks : AIAS
17. Proofreader's mark : CARET
18. U. S. agent : TMAN
19. W. W. II vessels : LSTS
20. Diminutive suffix : ULE
21. Upward move : ASCENT
23. Sly look : LEER
24. Broadway flop : BOMB
26. Land of ___ : NOD
27. Douay Bible name : ASER
29. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
30. Crumb : ORT
31. Chiffonier : BUREAU
34. Morning, ___ night : NOONOR
37. Hess and Breckinridge : MYRAS
38. Pacify : PLACATE
41. Ancient catapults : ONAGERS
43. "You ___ to be in pictures" : OUGHT
44. Architectural style : ROCOCO
46. Blower of sorts : AIRJET
48. Run a slalom : SKI
49. Poop or orlon : DECK
53. Tops : AONE
54. Mine, in French : MES
55. Hindu dress : SARI
56. Bois de Boulogne, for one : PARC
58. Playing marbles : AGATES
61. Receive : SEE
62. Psychologist Erikson : ERIK
63. Rational : SANE
64. Matrimonial goal : ALTAR
66. Dies ___ : IRAE
67. She: Fr. : ELLE
68. Famed sculpture : PIETA
69. Some : ANY
70. Hideaway : LAIR
71. Lorelei, e.g. : SIREN
1. Prism's wife : HECUBA
2. Arthurian island : AVALON
3. Seraglios : HAREMS
4. Humorist George : ADE
5. ___ precedent : SETA
6. Third base : HOTCORNER
7. Intended : AIMEDTO
8. Verve : ELAN
9. Harvard undergrad : CANTAB
10. Upper-level immortals : GALLERYGODS
11. 51st Psalm : MISERERE
12. London gallery : TATE
16. Russian political unit: Abbr. : SSR
22. Treat with disdain : SNOOT
25. Certain baseball rider : BENCHJOCKEY
28. Singer Yma : SUMAC
32. Swiss river : AAR
33. Naval abbr. : USS
35. Of a cereal : OATEN
36. Technician at NASA : ROCKETEER
38. Bluegrass : POA
39. Him: Fr. : LUI
40. Kind of economy : AGRARIAN
42. Racket : NOISE
45. Turk : OSMANLI
47. Prickly herb : TEASEL
50. Spring observance : EASTER
51. Fashion : CREATE
52. Writer-naturalist John : KIERAN
56. U. S. architect : PEI
57. Irish exclamation : ARRA
59. Festive : GALA
60. Maple products : SAPS
65. Roman 52 : LII

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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