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New York Times, Wednesday, May 1, 1974

Author: Hal R. Hollinger
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,027
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1. Kipling direction : EAST
5. Torn of films : RIP
8. Burden : ONUS
12. Oriental nurse : AMAH
13. "For unto ___ child is born" : USA
14. Meal : REPAST
17. Fatigue : TIRE
18. Author Fleming : IAN
19. More weird : EERIER
20. Ceylon's new name : SRILANKA
22. Kind of child : ONLY
23. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
24. Bulldog, to an Eli : MASCOT
28. Edgar or dinner : GUEST
31. Chorus offerings : CANTATAS
33. Do speechmaking : ORATE
34. Take place : OCCUR
35. Juniper-berry product : GIN
37. Encore! : BIS
38. Kipling non-meeting word : TWAIN
39. Direction: Abbr. : NNE
40. Mat. day : SAT
41. Met's Marilyn : HORNE
42. Dane or Gatsby : GREAT
44. Of a certain philosophy : HEGELIAN
46. Sahara refuge : OASIS
47. Short poem : RONDEL
48. Oriental sash : OBI
49. Form, as a storm : BREW
51. Tomfoolery : ZANINESS
56. Upsets : ANGERS
59. Choose : OPT
60. Facial feature : BROW
61. From ___ riches : RAGSTO
62. Recent: Prefix : NEO
63. Kyushu port : OITA
64. Measure off : STEP
65. Psychic initials : ESP
66. Kipling direction : WEST
1. Diner sign : EATS
2. Eastern official : AMIR
3. New Delhi wear : SARI
4. "___ Hurrah" : THELAST
5. Pompeii sights : RUINS
6. Miss Dinesen : ISAK
7. Area that proved Kipling wrong : PANAMACANALZONE
8. Natural resource : ORE
9. Formerly named : NEE
10. Displace : UPROOT
11. "The Eve of ___" : SAINTAGNES
15. Recital piece: Abbr. : SEL
16. Afflict : TRY
21. Fee of sorts : ANTE
25. ___ régime : ANCIEN
26. Shock : STUN
27. Elevator cage : CAR
28. Oodles : GOBS
29. Heep : URIAH
30. Occasional White House cover-ups : EASTEREGGS
31. Warm-sea mollusk : COWRIE
32. Red Sea peninsula : SINAI
36. N.Y. athletes : NETS
38. Related : TOLD
41. "Nine, ten, a big fat ___" : HEN
42. Eastern arid region : GOBI
43. Showery-day delight : RAINBOW
45. Greeley words : GOWEST
48. Successful : ONTOP
49. Exclude : BAR
50. Acid initials : RNA
52. Zoo denizens : APES
53. Penna. port : ERIE
54. Drunkards : SOTS
55. Hit hard : SWAT
57. Way: Abbr. : RTE
58. Bribe : SOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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