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New York Times, Tuesday, April 30, 1974

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1. Kind of waist : WASP
5. Accomplishment : FEAT
9. Exult : CROW
13. Fever : AGUE
14. Artery : AORTA
15. Baltic gulf : RIGA
16. Fair noted for riots : DONNYBROOK
18. Affirm : AVER
19. Emulates the Muses : INSPIRES
20. Respect : ESTEEM
22. Colorful stone : OPAL
23. April 1 pest : JOKER
24. Secretive ones : SPIES
26. Squandered : LAVISHED
29. Images : ICONS
30. Under command : TAMED
31. Shoulder: Preflx : OMO
32. Bottle size : PINT
33. Traveler : FARER
34. Narrow-minded one : PRIG
35. Sward : SOD
36. Dinner callers : GONGS
37. Criterions : TESTS
38. Kind of town : ONEHORSE
40. Sponge features : PORES
41. Spacious : ROOMY
42. High: Prefix : ALTI
43. Oscar winner, 1972 : BRANDO
45. Type of rescue buoy : BREECHES
49. Hayseed : RUBE
50. Simplify : STREAMLINE
52. With skill : ABLY
53. Showing the way : AHEAD
54. Behold, to Caesar : ECCE
55. Buds : EYES
56. Tidings : NEWS
57. Box hive : SKEP
Down
1. African gully : WADI
2. Old Greek contest : AGON
3. Basks : SUNS
4. Nib : PENPOINT
5. Slipcase for a book : FOREL
6. Cupid : EROS
7. From ___ Z : ATO
8. Assume control : TAKEOVER
9. Rickety cars : CRATES
10. Hippopotamus : RIVERHORSE
11. Molding : OGEE
12. Cordial : WARM
14. ___ ouverts (with open arms) : ABRAS
17. Cries of surprise : YIPES
21. Winter mishap : SKID
23. Newport News's river : JAMES
24. Descendant : SCION
25. Having weight : PONDERABLE
26. At ___ (on the lam) : LARGE
27. Throws out : EMITS
28. Pointers, for instance : DOGS
29. ___ facto : IPSO
30. Strong-scented herb : TANSY
33. Taiwanese : FORMOSAN
34. Athenian statesman : PERICLES
36. Certain Friday : GOOD
37. Tribal symbol : TOTEM
39. Darlings : HONEYS
40. Make a court move : PLEAD
42. Zones : AREAS
43. Scottish hill : BRAE
44. Miss Dee : RUBY
45. Contrive : BREW
46. Bumpkin : HICK
47. Noun suffix : ENCE
48. Percolate : SEEP
51. Article : THE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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