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New York Times, Thursday, April 11, 1974

Author: Margery Bernstein
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,007
Across Down
1. ___ on the line : CASH
5. Dark fur : SABLE
10. Meeting records : ACTA
14. Aleutian island : ATTU
15. Moslem prince : AMEER
16. N. M. resort : TAOS
17. Rich soil : LOAM
18. Feudal sovereigns : LIEGELORDS
20. Class : ILK
21. Skirt length : MIDI
22. Within: Prefix : ENTO
23. Unwelcome hint : FLEAINONESEAR
27. Chemical suffix : INE
28. Superimposes : OVERLAYS
31. Hindu teacher : SWAMI
34. Snicks and ___ : SNEES
35. Tent fixture : COT
36. Sets in competition : PITS
37. Imitative ones : APERS
38. Kind of terrier : SKYE
39. Superlative suffix : EST
40. Give pleasure to : AMUSE
41. Twig broom : BESOM
42. Essayist's signature : CHASLAMB
44. Shoe width : AAA
45. Place for a fly : INTHEOINTMENT
50. Arrow poison : INEE
51. Sgts. ,e.g. : NCOS
52. " . . . no moaning of the ___ when . . . " : BAR
53. Weakened : UNDERMINED
56. Look fondly on : DOTE
57. Singer Joan : BAEZ
58. Rocket stage : AGENA
59. Zest : ELAN
60. Business-letter words : INRE
61. Up to : UNTIL
62. "At 10 a child, at 20 ___" : WILD
1. Neighbor of Nev. : CALIF
2. Ring-shaped island : ATOLL
3. Personal involvement : STAKE
4. Apiary sound : HUM
5. Briny : SALINE
6. Of an acid group : AMIDO
7. Obsession : BEEINONESBONNET
8. Triangle part : LEG
9. Before : ERE
10. Having no key : ATONAL
11. Vanishing street fixtures : CARTRACKS
12. Stir : TODO
13. Donkey : ASS
19. Derisive looks : LEERS
21. Short version of 21 Across : MINI
24. Goals : AIMS
25. Town in Belgium : EVERE
26. Catches on : SEES
29. Spool toy : YOYO
30. Flower or pipe part : STEM
31. Not ordinary: Abbr. : SPEC
32. Desire : WISH
33. Bill of ___ : ATTAINDER
34. Froth : SPUME
37. Eastern nurse : AMAH
38. Wrinkle : SEAM
40. Do a dress-making job : ALTER
41. Haunted-house dwellers : BATS
43. Cough's relative : SNEEZE
44. Of a cell terminal : ANODAL
46. Tribe led by Boadicea : ICENI
47. Town near Salerno : EBOLI
48. Relating to birth : NATAL
49. Course : TREND
50. "I'm ___ awful rush!" : INAN
53. Where, in old Rome : UBI
54. Annamese measure : MAU
55. Car key: Abbr. : IGN
56. Moisture : DEW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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