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New York Times, Saturday, May 11, 1974

Author:
Floy Stryker
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { G K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,037
Across
1. Football-pioneer Walter : CAMP
5. Uses an ax : HEWS
9. Solitary : ALONE
14. Range : AREA
15. Battery conductors : ELECTRODES
17. Polaris or Vega : STAR
18. Tailor's job : ALTERATION
19. Greeted the villain : HISSED
21. Took a base the hard way : SLID
22. Compass point : NNE
23. Old French coin : ECU
24. ___ Mahal : TAJ
26. Newspaper notice : OBIT
28. Came up, as a U-boat : SURFACED
31. Decrees : EDICTS
35. Kid and suede : LEATHERS
37. Quick drink : SNORT
38. Gender: Abbr. : MASC
39. Heath genus : ERICA
41. Chemical endings : ENES
42. Cases : ETUIS
44. Balkan natives : SERBIANS
46. Arrange troops for battle : DEPLOY
48. Portrayed, old style : DESCRIPT
50. Observing one : EYER
52. Prefix for nomy or logy : ECO
53. Electrical unit : VAR
54. Pronoun : SHE
57. French color : BLEU
59. "___ of fire, walk . . . " : INCASE
61. Connects systematically : CORRELATES
64. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
65. White minerals : ALABASTERS
66. Did a bakery job : ICED
67. "Hasten, Jason, bring the ___" : BASIN
68. Sailing : ASEA
69. Headland : NESS
Down
1. Converts, as a check : CASHES
2. Fluent : ARTICULATE
3. Meets standards : MEASURESUP
4. Golf standards : PARS
5. Worry : HEADACHE
6. Building wing : ELL
7. Moistens : WETS
8. Leg: Prefix : SCELO
9. Small bugs : ARADIDS
10. Word with vacant or sand : LOT
11. Norse deity : ODIN
12. Gas : NEON
13. Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
16. Choctaw, for one : TRIBE
20. Coup d'___ : ETAT
25. Mocks : JEERS
27. Musical drawback : TINEAR
29. Smooth : FACILE
30. Preserved, as fruit : DRIED
32. Illegal cooperation : CONNIVANCE
33. Encroaches : TRESPASSES
34. Aves. : STS
36. Rocky debris : SCREE
38. Pre-___ course : MED
40. Math coordinate : ABSCISSA
43. Source of chop-suey sauce : SOYBEAN
45. Image : ICON
47. Shouts : YELLS
49. Tire parts : TREADS
51. Lasso : REATA
54. Strikebreaker : SCAB
55. Hello, in San Juan : HOLA
56. Times : ERAS
58. U. S. Indians : UTES
60. Genesis name : CAIN
62. Baseball abbr. : RBI
63. Before : ERE

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

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