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New York Times, Saturday, April 6, 1974

Author:
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,002
Across
1. Baggage, supplies, etc. : IMPEDIMENTA
12. Treasure-hunter's aid : MAP
15. Land-use project : RECLAMATION
16. Consumed : ATE
17. Construed : INTERPRETED
18. Slum intruder : RAT
19. Sociables : TEAS
20. Zola : EMILE
22. Dump : HOVEL
25. African enclosures : KRAALS
26. Edged : HONED
27. Treat badly : MISUSE
30. " . . . blackbirds baked in ___" : APIE
31. "I ___ a thing about it" : CANTDO
32. Danish county : AMT
35. W. W. II area : ETO
36. Spring campus event : REUNION
37. By way of : VIA
38. Opposed : CON
39. Church officers : ELDERS
40. Chinese dynasty : MING
41. Garden flowers : ASTERS
42. Baltimore team : COLTS
43. Proclamations : EDICTS
46. Greek letters : IOTAS
47. Western horse : PINTO
48. Taboos : BANS
50. Worked for an artist : SAT
51. "In life's small things be ___ great" : RESOLUTEAND
58. ___ in a million : ONE
59. Vindicating : EXONERATING
60. Deface : MAR
61. Worsens steadily : DEGENERATES
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1. Descendant of Benjamin : IRI
2. "All ___ are created equal" : MEN
3. Proportion: Abbr. : PCT
4. Conger, old style : ELE
5. Moved quickly : DARTED
6. Drive : IMPEL
7. Tim of football Giants : MARA
8. French seasons : ETES
9. ___ pick (cavil) : NIT
10. ___ the mark : TOE
11. Columnist Jack : ANDERSON
12. Miss Callas : MARIA
13. In any way. : ATALL
14. Maravich et al. : PETES
21. West : MAE
22. "___ it!" : HOPTO
23. Tear jerker : ONION
24. Victory sign : VEE
25. Accolade : KUDOS
26. This: Lat. : HAEC
27. Actress Adams : MAUDE
28. Kind of tube or sanctum : INNER
29. Moves : STIRS
31. Early Britons : CELTS
32. City in Spain : AVILA
33. Candies : MINTS
34. Labels : TAGS
36. Like the Pietà : RESTORED
40. Pithy remark : MOT
41. Take steps : ACT
42. Share top billing : COSTAR
43. ___ Downs : EPSOM
44. Huntress of myth : DIANA
45. Among: Prefix : INTER
46. Habituate : INURE
48. ___ of contention : BONE
49. Danish measure : ALEN
52. River of England : EXE
53. Soak, old style : SOG
54. Greek letter : ETA
55. Islet : AIT
56. Mariner's direction : NNE
57. Metric weights: Abbr. : DGS

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

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