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New York Times, Saturday, March 23, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,988
Across
1. Silvery fish : SMELT
6. Sloping ways : RAMPS
11. Bernstein : LEONARD
13. City on the Ganges : BENARES
15. Austrian folk dance : LANDLER
16. Emote : OVERACT
17. City official: Abbr. : ALD
18. Become known : LEAKOUT
20. Lukewarm: Ger. : LAU
21. Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
23. Decrease : WANE
24. Red deer : HIND
25. Extent : AREA
26. Agent : SPY
27. Meager : SCANTY
29. Haitian name : DUVALIER
32. Drinks : ALES
33. N. C. college : ELON
34. Bandman Alpert : HERB
36. Machete : BOLO
38. Contestants in a certain bee : SPELLERS
42. British party : LABOUR
44. Gypsy husband : ROM
45. Sharp blows : RAPS
47. Stare : OGLE
48. Instruments, for short : UKES
50. Own : ADMIT
51. Finial : EPI
52. Brandy glass : SNIFTER
54. Nigerian people : ARO
55. Romberg : SIGMUND
57. Large forces of moving things : ARMADAS
59. Caught fish in a way : SPEARED
60. Boring tools : TREPANS
61. Glyceride : ESTER
62. Chore : STINT
Down
1. Admiralty man : SEALORD
2. Dear me!, French style : MONDIEU
3. Fade out : END
4. ___ Rookh : LALLA
5. Place for a playhouse : TREE
6. Certain theatricals : REVUES
7. French author : ANET
8. Deface : MAR
9. Nut candy : PRALINE
10. Intersecting lines : SECANTS
11. Andean animal : LLAMA
12. Mortise pegs : DRAWPINS
13. Kind of companion : BOON
14. Scrutinize : STUDY
19. Actor Danny : KAYE
22. Marner's village : RAVELOE
24. Renaissance weapon : HALBERD
26. Highway sign : SLO
28. Sandburg : CARL
30. Matty of baseball : ALOU
31. Light-regulating device : RHEOSTAT
35. Shade tree : ELM
36. Musical instrument : BAGPIPE
37. Constrains : OBLIGES
39. Foreword: Abbr. : PREF
40. Moslem holy month : RAMADAN
41. Speech sound : SPIRANT
42. Loamy deposit : LOESS
43. Long rug : RUNNER
46. Facing a glacier : STOSS
49. Famous pirate : KIDD
50. Medieval helmet : ARMET
52. Confident : SURE
53. Strays : ERRS
56. Welcome item : MAT
58. Peak in Nepal : API

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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