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New York Times, Wednesday, May 15, 1974

Author: Mary Dorman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,041
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1. One of the tenses : PAST
5. Drying place : OVEN
9. Speak bombastically : ORATE
14. Bradley : OMAR
15. Tidal flow : BORE
16. Title for Selassie : NEGUS
17. Public law officer : SOLICITOR
19. Harlan Fiske or Lucy : STONE
20. Pass over : ELIDE
21. Part of the body : ESOPHAGUS
23. Move back : RECEDE
25. Prevent, in law : ESTOP
26. Defense arm : NAVY
28. Stadiums and rinks : ARENAS
32. Shows differences : CONTRASTS
37. Roman official : EDILE
38. Humorous writer : ADE
39. Pacific alliance : SEATO
41. Noted general : LEE
42. Comes out on top : BESTS
45. Goon : ROUGHNECK
48. Cotton cloth : SATEEN
50. Hillside, in Scotland : BRAE
51. Let off ___ : STEAM
54. Plant fungus diseases : ERGOTS
58. Winter-league gathering places : HOTSTOVES
62. Studio piece : EASEL
63. Spinning : AREEL
64. High point of 1918 : ARMISTICE
66. Kind of headline : SCARE
67. Frosted : ICED
68. Counting-out word : EENY
69. Turkish coins : PARAS
70. Rests : LIES
71. Theater sellouts : SROS
1. Problem : POSER
2. Soap plant : AMOLE
3. Germanic law code : SALIC
4. Prop for Poseidon : TRIDENT
5. Japanese accessory : OBI
6. Yea or nay : VOTE
7. Notched : EROSE
8. Wolfe and others : NEROS
9. Kind of beach breeze : ONSHORE
10. Recorded a show again : RETAPED
11. Expectant : AGOG
12. Tropical tree : TUNU
13. Suffixes of locality : ESES
18. Chest wood : CEDAR
22. School org. : PTA
24. Le Gallienne and Braun : EVAS
27. French river : YSER
29. Blue-green shade : NILE
30. Fish sauce : ALEC
31. Request : SEEK
32. Truck sections : CABS
33. Greek theaters : ODEA
34. Retreat : NEST
35. Confucian principle : TAO
36. Pencil on its last legs : STUB
40. Cruel one : OGRE
43. Mosaic piece : TESSERA
44. Pays off a debt : SETTLES
46. Cottontails' cousins : HARES
47. Nullifies : NEGATES
49. Recent: Prefix : NEO
52. Profit : AVAIL
53. French word of appreciation : MERCI
55. Basket wood : OSIER
56. Child: Prefix : TECNO
57. Weavers' reeds : SLEYS
58. Fastener : HASP
59. Killer whale : ORCA
60. Shed a ___ : TEAR
61. Pintail duck : SMEE
65. Psyche parts : IDS

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

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