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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
Beverly J. Seward has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,986

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Students & seniors
Across
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
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Bestows, in Scotland : GIES
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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
Down
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
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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
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W. W. II agency : OPA
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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