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New York Times, Saturday, March 30, 1974

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,995
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1. "Scarlet Letter" girl : HESTER
7. Receiving company : ATHOME
13. Break one's diet : OVEREAT
15. Leakage preventer : SEALANT
17. Italian port : TARANTO
18. Jack of films : PALANCE
19. Irritable : EDGY
20. Carriage : POISE
22. Never, in Berlin : NIE
23. C.S.A. hero : LEE
24. City of Pakistan : LAHORE
26. Comedian Wheeler : BERT
27. Pittsburgh athlete : PIRATE
28. Leave in the ___ : LURCH
29. Piece of the fairway : DIVOT
30. Germ-free : STERILE
32. Hags : CRONES
34. Made a poker move : RAISED
35. Indulged : HUMORED
37. French painter : MANET
38. One of the Brontës : EMILY
39. Undermined : ERODED
41. Rich source : MINE
42. In a funk : SCARED
43. Camping item : COT
46. ___ trice : INA
47. Topkick : SARGE
48. Guinea pig : CAVY
49. Healing plant in folk medicine : SANICLE
51. Dice throw : NATURAL
54. Surrounded area : ENCLAVE
55. Manage : OPERATE
56. Wet, as eyes : TEARED
57. Shred : TATTER
1. Convention setting : HOTEL
2. Circumvent : EVADE
3. Suit fabric : SERGE
4. Waiter's need : TRAY
5. Imitation fabric: Suffix : EEN
6. Turn informer : RAT
7. Has ambitions : ASPIRES
8. Pester : TEASE
9. Edward Everett : HALE
10. Palm leaf: Var. : OLA
11. One with affectations : MANNERIST
12. Surround : ENCIRCLE
14. Astaire-Rogers film : TOPHAT
16. Went through an infant stage : TEETHED
21. Not in, in Scotland : OOT
24. Footman's wear : LIVERY
25. Sprang up : AROSE
26. Secreted : BURIED
27. Corn flour : PINOLE
28. Slanted : LEANED
29. Authority : DOMINANCE
31. Baseball deal : TRADE
32. Shiftlike dress : CHEMISE
33. Meditative : RUMINANT
36. Ordained : DECREED
37. Rita of "West Side Story" : MORENO
40. Scold : RAG
42. Medicine-chest item : SALVE
43. Jewelry weight : CARAT
44. Egg-shaped : OVATE
45. City in Texas : TYLER
47. Rocky cliff : SCAR
48. Brusque : CURT
50. Rhodesian native : ILA
52. Inclined : APT
53. Assam specialty : TEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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