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New York Times, Wednesday, April 17, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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R
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Y
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A
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N
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R
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A
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B
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C
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O
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N
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W
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P
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C
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R
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P
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H
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C
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A
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L
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D
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C
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T
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H
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,013
Across
1
Actor Robert : RYAN
5
Miler Jim : RYUN
9
Ski-jumper Nils : RYEN
13
Atmosphere : AURA
14
Yale word : BOOLA
15
___ sapiens : HOMO
16
Small weight : GRAM
17
Like a certain bucket : OAKEN
18
Revise : EDIT
19
Soft job : SINECURE
21
Stone pillar : STELE
22
___ souci : SANS
23
Carafes : BOTTLES
25
Start of a well-known hymn : ONWARD
28
Guthrie : ARLO
29
Fat : PORKY
30
Siding : CLAPBOARD
35
Wings : ALAE
36
Aplomb : POISE
37
Arctic sight : FLOE
38
Sidewalk game : HOPSCOTCH
40
Streaming : AFLOW
41
“___ you!” : ISEE
42
Like some floors : CREAKY
43
Slinky dresses : SHEATHS
47
Custard : FLAN
48
Like some basses’ mouths : LARGE
49
Detroit suburb : DEARBORN
53
Russian saint : OLGA
54
Disdain : SCORN
56
Region : AREA
57
Eastern hardwood tree : POON
58
Distinguished Chinese family : SOONG
59
Queenly nickname : CLEO
60
This, in Spain : ESTA
61
Theater award : TONY
62
Coal carriers : HODS
Down
1
Tatters : RAGS
2
Gagarin : YURI
3
Irish island group : ARAN
4
Godchildren, sometimes : NAMESAKES
5
Jungle sounds : ROARS
6
Join together : YOKE
7
Rubber tree : ULE
8
“No, no” girl, for short : NAN
9
Butler : RHETT
10
Alpine sound : YODEL
11
Zola : EMILE
12
Observes : NOTES
14
Obligated : BOUND
20
Grant : CARY
21
Tree stump : STOB
23
Cheeky : BRASH
24
Wine pitcher : OLPE
25
Moonfish : OPAH
26
___ contendere : NOLO
27
Opera wear : WRAP
28
Mrs. Longworth : ALICE
30
Animal shelters : COTES
31
Composer Jacques : OFFENBACH
32
Nazimova : ALLA
33
Chess piece : ROOK
34
Moist : DEWY
36
Ritzy : POSH
39
Recall : CITE
40
Tree of Morocco : ARAR
42
Trolley sound : CLANG
43
Hillside : SLOPE
44
Nimbuses : HALOS
45
Disease of rye : ERGOT
46
Capital of Guam : AGANA
47
Like feathery plants : FERNY
49
River in Scotland : DOON
50
Flat plinth : ORLO
51
Musical pipe : REED
52
Ancient temple : NAOS
54
Fast jet : SST
55
Bill’s partner : COO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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