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New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 1974

Author:
Gleasser
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Gleasser has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,979
Across
1. Pasture sound : BAA
4. Falling-out : SPAT
8. Items for Dracula's closet : CAPES
13. 15 per cent of the check : POURBOIRE
15. Belay! : AVAST
16. Like a flash : INSTANTLY
17. James : JESSE
18. Diminutive suffixes : ETS
19. Of a chemical class : KETO
20. Narcotics-ring man : PUSHER
21. Linen fabrics : TOILES
23. Kind of beam : SUN
24. Explosive : TNT
25. At hand, to poets : ANEAR
26. Alternative of bail : JAIL
28. Aperture: Sp. : BUCO
29. Proverbs : BYWORDS
31. Unique person : ONER
32. Self-image : EGO
34. Home of St. Theresa : AVILA
35. W. W. II group : OSS
36. Pundit : GURU
37. Track event : MILERUN
39. One who mimics : APER
40. Use a hat in a way : PASS
41. Alluvial deposit : GEEST
45. Pronoun : SHE
46. Wine receptacle : TUN
47. French region : ALSACE
48. Chairman's place : PODIUM
50. Sites : LOCI
52. Mexican Mrs. : SRA
53. Talking horse of myth : ARION
54. Aircraft-carrier class : FORRESTAL
56. Moon valley : RILLE
57. Foyers : ANTEROOMS
58. Word with sooth or nay : SAYER
59. Loch of note : NESS
60. Car-buyer's need: Abbr. : INS
Down
1. Style : BONTON
2. Person from down under : AUSSIE
3. Skill : ART
4. Units of loudness : SONES
5. Britain's Great Commoner : PITT
6. Guthrie : ARLO
7. Mystery-writer Josephine : TEY
8. Certain Louisianan : CAJUN
9. Relatives of sts. : AVES
10. Afghan peoples : PASHTUNS
11. Basic parts : ESSENCES
12. Snoring sound : STERTOR
13. Religious-art subject : PIETA
14. Bread plant : BAKERY
20. Celestial radio-wave source : PULSAR
22. Bevin's party : LABOUR
23. Moves furtively : SIDLES
26. Of the largest planet : JOVIAN
27. Seed covers : ARILS
28. Daniel and Pat : BOONES
30. Early American exchange : WAMPUM
32. Feeling of well-being : EUPHORIA
33. In a grasping way : GREEDILY
36. One of the Magi, and namesakes : GASPARS
38. More unattractive : UGLIER
42. Penna. city : EASTON
43. Takes a powder : SCRAMS
44. River ducks : TEALS
46. Hi-fi component : TUNER
47. Land holdings : ACRES
49. Captive of Hercules : IOLE
50. ___ wolf : LONE
51. Scraps : ORTS
54. Air-conditioner part : FAN
55. ___-disant : SOI

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

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