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New York Times, Thursday, March 21, 1974

Author: Beverly J. Seward
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,986
Across Down
1. What's-its : UFOS
5. Washer cycle : SPIN
9. "Heads ___" : IWIN
13. ___ and a promise : ALICK
14. Prefix for caust : HOLO
15. Mount of Jordan : NEBO
16. Some shuteye : FORTYWINKS
18. Bestows, in Scotland : GIES
19. Beast : ASS
20. Kind of lord : LAND
21. Part of A.E.C. : ENERGY
23. Eat crow, formally : RETRACT
25. Read : SCAN
26. Kernels' diggings : COB
27. Sea-bottom dwellers : OCTOPUSES
32. Boston player : CELTIC
35. End and earned : RUNS
36. G.B.S. birthplace: Abbr. : IRE
37. Spoken : ORAL
38. Certain investment : EBOND
40. Thruway sign : EXIT
41. Certain G.I. cards : IDS
42. In a fresh way : ANEW
43. Weightlifting move : SNATCH
45. Custer's bow-out : LASTSTAND
48. Kirghiz city : OSH
49. Give a wide berth : SHUN
50. Certifies : ATTESTS
54. V.I.P. in May : MOTHER
57. Graf ___ : SPEE
58. Before : ERE
59. Initials for Jesus : INRI
60. Site of a musical slaughter : IOTHAVENUE
63. Recipe direction : STIR
64. Doing business : OPEN
65. German city : ESSEN
66. Go on a ___ : TOOT
67. Designate : NAME
68. Poetic adverb : NEER
1. Chemical suffix : ULOSE
2. Posh : FIRSTCLASS
3. Fall month: Abbr. : OCT
4. Certain NASA mission : SKYLABI
5. Far East religion : SHINTO
6. Swimming-hole milieu : POND
7. Kind : ILK
8. Dieters' watchwords : NOSECONDS
9. Naif: Fr. : INGENU
10. Milldam : WEIR
11. "___ your pardon" : IBEG
12. Meddlesome : NOSY
13. Distant : AFAR
17. Mrs. Hobby's W.W. II group : WAC
22. Gets off one's guard : NAPS
24. African weight : ROTL
25. Flabbergast : STUN
28. Fancy type of roast : CROWN
29. Intuition : SIXTHSENSE
30. Late actor Portman : ERIC
31. Son of Adam : SETH
32. Roll of stamps : COIL
33. Earth goddess : ERDA
34. Roman army officer : CENTURION
39. Coffee unit : BEAN
40. At ___ : EASE
42. Netman Arthur : ASHE
44. " . . . stirring, ___ a mouse" : NOTEVEN
46. Menswear item : TSHIRT
47. Du Maurier : DAPHNE
51. Sympathy's partner : TEA
52. More faithful : TRUER
53. Observed : SEEN
54. Weather condition : MIST
55. Aware of : ONTO
56. Wynken, Blynken and Nod : TRIO
57. Originate : STEM
61. W. W. II agency : OPA
62. Direction: Abbr. : ESE

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

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