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New York Times, Friday, March 29, 1974

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,994

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Across
1. Pistol ammunition : CAPS
5. Chest wood : CEDAR
10. Wall St. buys: Abbr. : SHRS
14. After amas : AMAT
15. John Hersey setting : ADANO
16. Bog product : PEAT
17. Picnic skunk, e.g. : PERSONANONGRATA
20. Halt : END
21. Geneva's lake : LEMAN
22. More unusual : RARER
23. Stevedores : STOWERS
25. Resolve : SETTLE
26. Carps : NAGS
27. Fashions : MAKES
29. Flu source : ASIA
31. Certain boom : SONIC
32. Pronoun : SHE
35. Unhinged : NONCOMPOSMENTIS
39. Went after hard facts : DUG
40. Climbing vine : LIANA
41. Bits : ORTS
42. Portrays : LIMNS
43. De ___ : SOTO
45. Grooved wheel : SHEAVE
48. Becomes less formal : UNBENDS
51. Accounts, in Rome : CONTI
52. Asian peninsula : SINAI
54. Bathos : GOO
55. Maxim for Cupid : OMNIAVINCITAMOR
58. Nine: Ger. : NEUN
59. Invalidate : ANNUL
60. Great ___ : DANE
61. Goddess of discord : ERIS
62. Sacks : LOOTS
63. Legal tender : ONES
Down
1. Fear and Breton, e.g. : CAPES
2. Catkin : AMENT
3. Excusing : PARDONING
4. Blvds. : STS
5. Furniture craftsmen : CANERS
6. Cheeses : EDAMS
7. He served two years before the mast : DANA
8. In a while : ANON
9. Gubernatorial nickname : RON
10. Fussy eaters : SPRATS
11. Compassion : HEART
12. Badgerlike animal : RATEL
13. Gaze : STARE
18. Cassini : OLEG
19. Edith Hamilton Subject : GREECE
24. Military Ms. of W. W. II : WAAC
25. Kind of milk : SKIM
27. Indian time divisions : MOONS
28. Handle, in old Rome : ANSA
29. Musical movement: Abbr. : AND
30. Old French coin : SOU
31. Stretch over : SPAN
32. Dictator : STRONGMAN
33. Blackjack word : HIT
34. Curve : ESS
36. DeHavilland : OLIVIA
37. Marceau, e.g. : MIME
38. Perceive : NOTE
42. South Americans : LATINS
43. Gourmet servings : SNAILS
44. News piece : OBIT
45. Stone of ___ : SCONE
46. Winslow : HOMER
47. Ho-hum condition : ENNUI
48. Like some diamonds : UNCUT
49. Blackmore name : DOONE
50. Tender spots : SORES
52. Word form for an Asian land : SINO
53. ___ hurry : INNO
56. Worth: Abbr. : VAL
57. Flurry : ADO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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