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New York Times, Friday, May 17, 1974

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { M Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,043
Across
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Kind of fly : FIRE
5
Canadian resort : BANFF
10
Try out : TEST
14
Experts : ACES
15
Well-suited : IDEAL
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S. A. empire : INCA
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Advice for Donald Duck : DONTBLOWYOURTOP
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Require : ENTAIL
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Ruler : TSAR
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___ de la Paix : RUE
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Corners : TREES
25
Big cats : TIGERS
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Turns thumbs down : REJECTS
30
___ Quentin : SAN
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Kind of metal: Sp. : ORO
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Ergo : HENCE
35
Uses a dipper : LADES
39
Signs : INKS
41
Loved ones : DEARS
43
Legal order : WRIT
44
Cousins of the onion : LEEKS
46
Words in telegrams : STOPS
48
Early English money : ORA
49
Call ___ day : ITA
51
Beauty of fairy tale, e.g. : SLEEPER
53
Even odds : TOSSUP
56
Chars : SEARS
57
Likely : APT
58
Caper : DIDO
60
Mahogany : SAPELE
64
Advice to one easily sunburned : KEEPYOURSHIRTON
67
Historical periods : ERAS
68
Lend-___ : LEASE
69
Preposition : INTO
70
Dead Sea contents : SALT
71
Ancient chariot : ESSED
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Russian agency : TASS
Down
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Cover a bet, in dice : FADE
2
Image : ICON
3
Torn : RENT
4
Plantation : ESTATE
5
Assigned quarters to : BILLETED
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Commotion : ADO
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Efts : NEWTS
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Elves : FAYS
9
Rafts : FLOATS
10
French rifle range : TIR
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Use a soap pad : SCOUR
13
Makes a record : TAPES
18
Canoe material : BIRCH
19
Wild sheep of Asia : URIAL
24
Anglo-Saxon harvesters : ESNES
26
Nibble : GNAW
27
Make muddy : ROIL
28
White-tailed eagle : ERNE
29
Wisecrack : JOKE
33
Manx or Persian : CAT
34
Uneven : EROSE
36
Small amount : DROP
37
Shannon's land : EIRE
38
Super-athlete : STAR
40
Runners of a sort : SKIS
42
Made a bad dive : SPLASHED
45
Room for books : STUDY
47
Caravansary : SERAI
50
Parsley oleoresin : APIOLE
52
___ de corps : ESPRIT
53
Captures : TAKES
54
Aria setting : OPERA
55
Take a base : STEAL
56
Short-billed rails : SORAS
59
Club charges : DUES
61
Volcano : ETNA
62
Considerable amount : LOTS
63
Son of Seth : ENOS
65
Signal for silence : PST
66
Direction: Abbr. : SSE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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