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New York Times, Tuesday, March 5, 1974

Author:
Mary Dorman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,970
Across
1. Addiction : HABIT
6. Central points : FOCI
10. Soup or funny : BONE
14. Sound off : ORATE
15. Old coins in England : ORAS
16. Lodged : ALIT
17. Form : GUISE
18. Avoidance of excess : RESTRAINT
20. Lock, stock and barrel : ALL
21. Prickly herbs : TEASELS
23. Letter : VEE
24. Rainy-day asset : NESTEGG
26. Bacchanal's cry : EVOE
28. Slow down : ARREST
31. Moshe Dayan feature : PATCH
34. Lever: Var. : PRISE
36. Poetic contraction : TIS
38. Devoted : TRUE
39. Conceal : VEIL
40. One of the ages : STONE
42. Jumble : MESS
43. Concerning : ASTO
44. Dear one of letters : SIR
45. Incubator sound : CHEEP
47. Sees the world : TOURS
49. Illinois city : PEORIA
51. Puzzled : ASEA
53. Put in a new crop : REPLANT
57. Piercing tool : AWL
59. Sounds of woe : PLAINTS
62. Heart : COR
63. Dieter's concern : WAISTLINE
65. Every, in France : TOUTE
67. ___-ran : ALSO
68. Repute : ODOR
69. Western park : ESTES
70. Fictional captain : NEMO
71. Guarded : WARY
72. Pipes : REEDS
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1. Navaho dwelling : HOGAN
2. As ___ (generally) : ARULE
3. Kettle handles : BAILS
4. "___ about time!" : ITS
5. Wobbles : TEETERS
6. Search about : FORAGE
7. Iron containers : ORES
8. Example : CASE
9. Tropical fiber : ISTLE
10. Woolly protest : BAA
11. Spanish field sight : OLIVETREE
12. Cat's lucky number : NINE
13. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
19. Invitation letters : RSVP
22. Way out : EGRESS
25. Repairmen of a sort : TAILORS
27. Breakfast fare : OATMEAL
29. Supply : STORE
30. Preserve : TIN
32. Moon crescent : CUSP
33. Men : HES
34. Coin of Cuba : PESO
35. Devotion to ceremony : RITUALISM
37. Whispered item : SECRET
39. Container : VAT
41. Tout's offering : TIP
46. Smart cookie : HIPSTER
48. Clan : SEPT
50. Cantankerous : ORNERY
52. Concede : ALLOW
54. Kind of angle : ACUTE
55. Perceived : NOTED
56. Lock : TRESS
57. Indus River people : AWAN
58. Whip mark : WALE
60. Opera heroine : AIDA
61. Let the cat ___ out : INOR
64. American canals : SOO
66. Full of: Suffix : OSE

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

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