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New York Times, Saturday, April 13, 1974

Author: David P. Babcock
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
David P. Babcock has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,009
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1. Aleck or set : SMART
6. Creates : MAKES
11. Woman's title : MRS
14. Permeate : IMBUE
15. Coliseum area : ARENA
16. Sea creature : EEL
17. Elitist theory of government : TECHNOCRACY
19. New Deal org, : NRA
20. Polite turndown of an invitation : REGRETS
21. Restrain : STAY
22. Energy : PEP
25. Certain horse races : TROTS
26. Water pipes : MAINS
27. Single : UNAL
29. Habitat : ECE
30. ___ Alto : PALO
31. Still in bed : NOTUP
33. Law : ORDINANCE
37. Polar features : ICECAPS
39. Cats and dogs : ANIMALS
40. Kind of card : CHRISTMAS
42. Mountain land : TIBET
43. Canaveral agency : NASA
44. Map abbr. : RTE
46. ___ gin : SLOE
47. Tea cake : SCONE
49. Unpretentious : SMALL
51. Printers' measures : ENS
52. Coin of Mexico : PESO
53. Put on guard : ALERTED
55. Insect : ANT
56. Hams it up : GRANDSTANDS
60. Dweller: Suffix : ITE
61. Before : UNTIL
62. Spreads : OLEOS
63. Connective : NOR
64. That is ___ (namely) : TOSAY
65. Saltpeter : NITRE
1. Meet : SIT
2. French woman's title : MME
3. Basic principle : ABC
4. German mining area : RUHR
5. Belief : TENET
6. Universe as a whole : MACROCOSM
7. Detain: Fr. : ARRETER
8. English poet : KEATS
9. Envelope additions: Abbr. : ENCS
10. Utter : SAY
11. Not taboo : MENTIONABLE
12. Showed again : RERAN
13. Does in : SLAYS
18. Monster : OGRE
21. Deli features : SALAMIS
22. Of Carthage : PUNIC
23. Light or Arden : ENOCH
24. Prayer : PATERNOSTER
26. Can. province : MANIT
28. Mobster Lucky ___ : LUCIANO
30. Ornament : PIN
32. Out of date : PASSE
34. Cowardly : DASTARDLY
35. Jones of baseball : CLEON
36. Colorado park : ESTES
38. Community org. : PTA
41. Soviet republic : ARMENIA
45. Kneads, old style : ELTS
47. Part of Iberia : SPAIN
48. Hundred, in Italy : CENTO
49. Wood strips : SLATS
50. Reveal : LETON
53. U. S. cartoonist : ARNO
54. Surrealist leader : DALI
56. Tennis-racket ingredient : GUT
57. Seine : NET
58. June beetle : DOR
59. Compass point : SSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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