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New York Times, Friday, March 1, 1974

Author: Reginald L. Johnson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { F J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,966
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1. Sentry's call : HALT
5. Assist : HELP
9. Kind of offering : PEACE
14. Persian poet : OMAR
15. Duck genus : ANAS
16. Standish spokesman : ALDEN
17. Word with Star or some : LONE
18. Remote region : HINTERLAND
20. Earth goddess : ERDA
21. Do a checkbook chore : ADD
22. As ___ a pin : NEATAS
23. Since: Sp. : DESDE
25. One of fifty : STATE
27. W. W. II vessels : LSTS
29. Drink : ALE
30. Tobacco cud, out West : CHAW
34. Baba : ALI
36. Snow, in Paris : NEIGE
38. "Carmen," e.g. : OPERA
39. Texas city : MIDLAND
41. Vermont city : RUTLAND
43. Brain waves : IDEAS
44. "___ c'est moi" : LETAT
46. Richard ___ : ROE
47. Optimistic : ROSY
48. Big ___ : BEN
49. Pause : REST
51. Tramp ship's quest : CARGO
53. Irritates : RILES
56. Beast : ANIMAL
60. French pronoun : LUI
62. Argentine tree : TALA
63. African region : SOMALILAND
65. Rebuff, old style : SNIB
66. Wholly : INALL
67. Story beginning : ONCE
68. Tool : ADZE
69. Home of Hercules's lion : NEMEA
70. Poems : ODES
71. Ruler : TSAR
1. Sank a putt, with "out" : HOLED
2. Love, in Naples : AMORE
3. Political routs : LANDSLIDES
4. Stair parts : TREADS
5. Sounds of laughter : HAHA
6. Miss Bagnold et al. : ENIDS
7. Legislative group, in Germany : LANDTAG
8. S. F. time : PST
9. " . . . after they've seen ___" : PAREE
10. Miss Cinders : ELLA
11. Malay law : ADAT
12. Supper, in Barcelona : CENA
13. Odds' partner : ENDS
19. Heraldry word : ENTE
24. Heaters : ETNAS
26. Wide-eyed : ALERT
28. Japanese coin : SEN
30. N C O : CPL
31. Important areas : HEARTLANDS
32. Pisa's river : ARNO
33. Make slow progress : WADE
34. Moslem prince : AMIR
35. Venetian resort : LIDO
37. Loafer : IDLER
38. Water animal : OTTER
40. Ballad : LAY
42. Mideast initials : UAR
45. Church of ___ : ENGLAND
48. Romantic island : BALI
50. ___ table (dines) : SITSAT
51. Kind of lily : CALLA
52. Eight drams : OUNCE
54. Miss Doolittle : ELIZA
55. Weapon : SABER
56. "It's ___ to tell . . . " : ASIN
57. Pronoun : NONE
58. Moslem leader : IMAM
59. Man or boy : MALE
61. Roman date : IDES
64. Card game : LOO

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

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