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New York Times, Thursday, May 2, 1974

Author:
Gans
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Gans has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Constructor's name uncertain, but this is the best guess.

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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,028

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Formerly, old style : ERST
5
Music drama, in Bonn : OPER
9
Defeated at chess : MATED
14
Japanese Premier : SATO
15
Seep : OOZE
16
Branch or oil : OLIVE
17
“War and Peace” backdrop : SNOWSTORM
19
Saltpeter : NITER
20
Heron : EGRET
21
Weather occurrence : HAILSTORM
23
Be furious : SEERED
25
French town : STLO
26
Footlike part : PES
28
North wind : BOREAS
33
Folk dance : HORA
37
Too bad : ALAS
40
Persian wheel : NORIA
41
Backdrop for Bela Lugosi : ELECTRICALSTORM
44
Paris subway : METRO
45
Native of ancient Persia : MEDE
46
They, in Italy : ESSE
47
Tricky questions : POSERS
49
Gabor or Peron : EVA
51
Pay attention : NOTE
54
Long accounts : ILIADS
59
Intimate chat : TETEATETE
64
Broadway backer : ANGEL
65
Knock over : UPEND
66
“Key Largo” backdrop : HURRICANE
68
Take care of : SEETO
69
Miss Adams : EDIE
70
Copied : APED
71
Games of chance : KENOS
72
Poetic words : EENS
73
Beaks : NEBS
Down
1
Curves : ESSES
2
Buffalo home : RANGE
3
Pack away : STORE
4
Eiffel, for one : TOWER
5
Away, in Scotland : OOT
6
Winnie : POOH
7
Taft Benson et al. : EZRAS
8
Send : REMIT
9
Indian-movie backdrops : MONSOONS
10
Dismounted : ALIT
11
Marshal in Belgrade : TITO
12
Any time : EVER
13
Skin: Prefix : DERM
18
Dance part : STEP
22
Law degree : LLB
24
Letter beginning : DEAR
27
Scanty : SLIM
29
Routine : ROTE
30
Cupid : EROS
31
Affectations : AIRS
32
Ditto : SAME
33
Rope fiber : HEMP
34
Spread : OLEO
35
Soaks flax : RETS
36
Land measure : ACRE
38
Flier : ACE
39
Marquis de ___ : SADE
42
Backdrops for Dorothy : TORNADOS
43
One of Israel’s 12 tribes : LEVI
48
Inebriate : SOT
50
Jai ___ : ALAI
52
Giggle : TEHEE
53
Musical piece : ETUDE
55
Quechuan : INCAN
56
Open-mouthed : AGAPE
57
Cygnus star : DENEB
58
Vehicles for 17 Across : SLEDS
59
Ivory base : TUSK
60
Sword : EPEE
61
___-age : TEEN
62
Within: Prefix : ENTO
63
Kerry’s land : ERIN
67
Phonebook abbr. : RES

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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