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New York Times, Saturday, April 27, 1974

9-Down : Supported

Author:
G. Gordon Cook
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
G. Gordon Cook has 2 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,023
Across
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Snakes : BOAS
5
Bridge units : DEALS
10
Deck cleaner : SWAB
14
With, in Brest : AVEC
15
Ford : ERNIE
16
Famous aunt : MAME
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Pianist Peter : NERO
18
Chest ailment : BRONCHITIS
20
Standards : CRITERIA
22
Houston team : OILERS
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Relatives of Sats. and Mons. : FRIS
24
Down ___ : UNDER
25
Dried coconut meats : COPRAS
28
Singer Marian : ANDERSON
31
Reed instrument : OBOE
32
Nine daughters of Zeus : MUSES
33
Chinese guild : HUI
34
Hawaiian chant : MELE
35
Obsolete : DATED
36
Obtains : GETS
37
Bermuda or Cuba: Abbr. : ISL
38
Old Bailey, e.g. : COURT
39
Egyptian skink : ADDA
40
In an effect-producing way : CAUSALLY
42
Famous hair-loser : SAMSON
44
Exasperates : TIRES
45
Place of control : HELM
46
Sounds off : ORATES
48
In installments : SERIALLY
52
Listening in : MONITORING
54
Profligate : ROUE
55
Envelope-routing abbr. : ATTN
56
Holiday pie : MINCE
57
St. Louis sight : ARCH
58
Monster's H.Q. : NESS
59
Rims : EDGES
60
Tibetan animals : YAKS
Down
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Judge's seat : BANC
2
Ham operator's word : OVER
3
Atmosphere: Prefix : AERI
4
Off the hook, completely : SCOTFREE
5
Waste material : DEBRIS
6
Area of County Mayo : ERRIS
7
Celebes ox : ANOA
8
Yutang : LIN
9
Supported : SECONDED
10
Happy one : SMILER
11
Drainage divisions : WATERSHEDS
12
Afghan ruler : AMIR
13
Myerson : BESS
19
Lies in ambush : HIDES
21
Time period : ERA
24
Like some gems : UNSET
25
Kind of valentine : COMIC
26
Plump, in Spain : OBESA
27
Smoke, waste chemicals, etc. : POLLUTANTS
28
Gene of films : AUTRY
29
Excel : OUTDO
30
Jewish month : NISAN
32
Manhandles : MAULS
35
Disconsolate : DOLESOME
36
Atomic emission : GAMMARAY
38
Printer's mark : CARET
41
Certain forms of protest : SITINS
42
Twills : SERGES
43
Heavyweight name : ALI
45
Therefore : HENCE
46
Arabian area : OMAN
47
Fixed course : ROTE
48
Half a prison : SING
49
Insect parts : LORA
50
Sometimes a lady : LUCK
51
Slangy agreements : YEHS
53
Purge : RID

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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