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New York Times, Tuesday, February 26, 1974

Author: Jay Spry
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,963
Across Down
1. Clubs : MACES
6. Yegg's target : SAFE
10. Med. men : DRS
13. Saw : ADAGE
14. Spruce : TRIM
15. Congers : EELS
17. Moment : IMPORTANCE
19. Asian nurse : AMAH
20. North or south: Abbr. : DIR
21. Hunger : PINE
22. Feel empathy : RELATE
24. Fixed pay : STIPEND
26. Southern city : MIAMI
27. Existing: Suffix : ENT
28. Hand warmers : MITTENS
30. Nasser's successor : SADAT
33. Part of fertile soil : HUMUS
34. Post-midnight time : IAM
36. Jannings : EMIL
37. Frost and mosquito : BITES
38. Actress Swenson : INGA
39. Lettuce : COS
40. Forces : MAKES
41. Exhorted : URGED
42. Juvenal's works : SATIRES
44. Compass point : ENE
45. "Quo ___?" : VADIS
46. Shot full of holes : RIDDLED
50. Small-time : TWOBIT
52. Withered : SERE
53. Epoch : ERA
54. Bay : HOWL
55. Do better : OUTPERFORM
58. Robert ___ : ELEE
59. About navig. : NAUT
60. Italian port : GENOA
61. Playing areas: Abbr. : FDS
62. Sea eagles : ERNS
63. Hebrew measures : OMERS
1. Milk and bar : MAIDS
2. Concede : ADMIT
3. Famous isle : CAPRI
4. Pride : EGO
5. Sea ___ : SERPENT
6. Position : STAND
7. "Rule Britannia" composer : ARNE
8. Ending for paci or proli : FIC
9. Retirement title : EMERITUS
10. "___ out" : DEALME
11. Left : REMAINING
12. Louver : SLAT
16. Pronoun : SHE
18. Shade : TINT
23. Has a bite : EATS
25. Ring : PEAL
26. Performers : MIMES
28. Sordines : MUTES
29. Wise : SAGE
30. Part of a min. : SEC
31. Long-run radio role : AMOS
32. Repudiated : DISAVOWED
33. Scout events : HIKES
35. Kind of cap or house : MAD
37. Singer : BARITONE
38. Incensed : IRED
40. Skirt : MIDI
41. Experience : UNDERGO
43. Statistical displays : TABLES
44. Galway land : EIRE
46. Bulletins: Abbr. : REPTS
47. Sierra ___ : LEONE
48. Lapse : ERROR
49. Ladies: Sp. : DAMAS
50. On ___ wane : THE
51. Bolt : WOLF
52. Shock : STUN
56. Mideast initials : UAR
57. Gender: Abbr. : FEM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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