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New York Times, Tuesday, April 2, 1974

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,998
Across
1. Gem feature : FACET
6. Goes for : OPTS
10. Solar disk : ATEN
14. Town on the Tigris : AMARA
15. Beery : NOAH
16. Last words : TATA
17. Oscar picture, '43 : CASABLANCA
19. Guide's forte : TOUR
20. Oscar picture, '65 : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
22. Age : EON
23. Sault ___ Marie : STE
24. Currents: Abbr. : DCS
27. Time period : ERA
30. Large studio lamp : SUNARC
35. High notes : ELAS
37. Eleonora ___ : DUSE
39. Caravansary : SERAI
40. Oscar picture, '39 : GONEWITHTHEWIND
43. ___ of roses : ATTAR
44. Bristle : SETA
45. Wise one : SAGE
46. Greeting in Israel : SHALOM
48. Pince-___ : NEZ
49. Sunday talk: Abbr. : SER
50. Kind of banana : TOP
52. Super-fine : AOK
55. Oscar picture, '54 : ONTHEWATERFRONT
64. Divine revelation : TORA
65. Oscar picture, '31–32 : GRANDHOTEL
66. Awl or hatchet : TOOL
67. ___ of beef : LOIN
68. Poet's "at hand" : ANEAR
69. Preposition : ONTO
70. Troubles : ILLS
71. Irish poet : YEATS
Down
1. Fiction's counterpart : FACT
2. Oriental nurse : AMAH
3. Study in a way : CASE
4. Wipe out : ERASE
5. Verboten : TABOO
6. Judah's son : ONAN
7. Watering spot : POND
8. Southwestern sandwiches : TACOS
9. Column parts : SHAFTS
10. Adak's neighbor : ATTU
11. Art colony of West : TAOS
12. Needle holder : ETUI
13. Stupor: Prefix : NARC
18. Monday, in Roma : LUNEDI
21. River to North Sea : MEUSE
24. French painter : DEGAS
25. Voile or tulle : CLOTH
26. North Pole inhabitant : SANTA
28. Road hazards : RUTS
29. Ghostly : ASHEN
31. Paper ingredient : NEWS
32. Tunes : ARIAS
33. Scope : RANGE
34. Drink : CIDER
36. ___ of approval : SEAL
38. Feminine ending : ETTE
41. Communicated with : WROTE
42. Golf-course feature : HAZARD
47. Kipling man-child : MOWGLI
51. Word of mouth : PAROL
53. Bale ___ : OFHAY
54. Norway currency : KRONE
55. Kruger : OTTO
56. Time of day : NOON
57. Bustle : TROT
58. Nimbus : HALO
59. Shadow : TAIL
60. Austrian river : ENNS
61. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
62. Tidy : NEAT
63. Clothiers: Abbr. : TLRS

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

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