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New York Times, Friday, May 10, 1974

Author: Joseph McLaughlin
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,036
Across Down
1. Publisher and punster : CERF
5. Rude homes : HUTS
9. Germ cell : SPORE
14. "___ There" : OVER
15. Loop, in anatomy : ANSA
16. Poet W. H. : AUDEN
17. Much-traveled captain : NEMO
18. Welcome chore for a publisher : REPRINTING
20. Copy-editor's need : ERASER
22. One showing pleasure : GRINNER
23. "___ Happen Here" : ITCANT
26. Greek letter : ETA
27. "A friend ___ a . . . " : INNEEDIS
29. With agility : NIMBLY
33. Mead's publishing partner : DODD
34. Embankment : LEVEE
36. Shoe width : EEE
37. Keats's "___ of St. Agnes" : EVE
38. Eternal : AGELESS
40. R. R. stop : STA
41. Swiss river : AAR
42. Pine substance : RESIN
43. Prepare a martini : STIR
44. Decrease : LESSEN
46. Poker Flat people : OUTCASTS
49. Cream or bag : ICE
50. Cylindrical : TERETE
51. ___ Press (publisher) : UNICORN
55. ___ Avon (Anthony Eden) : EARLOF
58. Illicit publishers? : BOOKMAKERS
61. ___ breve : ALLA
62. Feasts, in old Rome : EPULI
63. Johnson and Heflin : VANS
64. Hammer part : PEEN
65. Biblical city : RESEN
66. Famed Italian actress : DUSE
67. Theater signs : SROS
1. Pine yield : CONE
2. "Be it ___ so humble . . . " : EVER
3. Publishers' headaches : REMAINDERS
4. Decorated a cake : FROSTED
5. "The ___ Experiment" (Rimmer) : HARRAD
6. French number : UNE
7. Recipe unit: Abbr. : TSP
8. Puppet man : SARG
9. Mental qualities : SANITIES
10. Publisher G. P. : PUTNAM
11. Norse god : ODIN
12. Coty of France : RENE
13. Bridge builder: Abbr. : ENGR
19. Castle and Dunne : IRENES
21. Habitat : ECE
24. Blue and White : NILES
25. Nobel poet : TSELIOT
27. Excellent : IDEAL
28. Flaring stars : NOVAE
30. Publisher's goal : BESTSELLER
31. " . . . war ___ begin here!" : LETIT
32. Astronomical and lunar : YEARS
35. Place of a crime, in law : VENUE
38. "The Campbells ___" : ARECOMIN
39. Classes : GENERA
43. Petty despots : SATRAPS
45. Junior scythe : SICKLE
47. Plait of hair, in France : TRESSE
48. U. S. consultant group : CEA
51. Above, in Berlin : UBER
52. Refusal word : NOPE
53. Debt chits : IOUS
54. Former Soviet police : NKVD
56. Prefix for graph or resin : OLEO
57. Devotees : FANS
59. French liquid : EAU
60. Hosp. personnel : RNS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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