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New York Times, Thursday, April 25, 1974

Author:
Lita M. Elvers
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,021

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Coalition : BLOC
5. Word used by a lady with an umbrella, with 41 and 56 Across : SUPER
10. Membership in Congress : SEAT
14. Glide high : SOAR
15. Type of TV time : PRIME
16. Bruins' campus : UCLA
17. Court's Arthur : ASHE
18. Caper : ANTIC
19. Nanny's prop : PRAM
20. Ship part : SUPERSTRUCTURE
23. Fraternal man : ELK
24. Theater sign : SRO
25. Refugees : DPS
28. Word with eyed or gin : SLOE
31. Criticize harshly : ROAST
36. He was, in old Rome : ERAT
38. Space walks : EVAS
40. Keen liking : GUSTO
41. See 5 Across : CALIFRAGILISTIC
44. "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
45. Impose, as a tax : LEVY
46. Small or back : TALK
47. Alpine sound : YODEL
48. ___ avis : RARA
50. Legal matter : RES
51. Kind : ILK
54. Business abbr. : INC
56. See 5 Across : EXPIALIDOCIOUS
64. Become blackened : SMUT
65. Excuse : ALIBI
66. Second-hand : USED
68. Falsehood : TALE
69. Monkeys, in Madrid : MONOS
70. Covering : RIND
71. Snakes : ASPS
72. Valuable quality : ASSET
73. Young ones : TADS
Down
1. Youth org. : BSA
2. Deprivation : LOSS
3. Pacific island : OAHU
4. Kind of paper : CREPE
5. Popular July 4 item : SPARKLER
6. Vessels : URNS
7. British statesman : PITT
8. Arabian princes : EMIRS
9. Come up again : RECUR
10. Building V.I.P. : SUPT
11. Color : ECRU
12. Winged : ALAR
13. Docile : TAME
21. Letters : ELS
22. Welsh dog : CORGI
25. Go to pot : DECAY
26. Madrid sight : PRADO
27. Word with Caesar or days : SALAD
29. Running track : OVAL
30. Anxious : EAGER
32. Expel : OUST
33. Wish upon ___ : ASTAR
34. Fence-climber's aid : STILE
35. African hornbills : TOCKS
37. Prong : TINE
39. Hindu deity : SIVA
42. Thin layers : FOLIA
43. Hammerstein, for one : LYRICIST
49. Tropical bird : ANI
52. Andean sight : LLAMA
53. Metric units, for short : KILOS
55. Supreme or Margaret : COURT
56. This, in Spain : ESTA
57. Holiday : XMAS
58. Fruit part : PULP
59. Suffixes for natives : ITES
60. Clamors : DINS
61. Reed : OBOE
62. Federal agency : USIA
63. "___ no money" (ad words) : SEND
67. Dental degree : DDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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