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New York Times, Friday, May 24, 1974

Author: Ruth N. Schultz
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,050
Across Down
1. Priest's garment : ALB
4. Miss Daniels : BEBE
8. Teener's ailment : ACNE
12. Sow : SEED
14. Jai ___ : ALAI
15. " . . . is ___ forgotten" : SOON
16. Santa sound : HOHO
17. "___ nach Osten" : DRANG
18. Spanish love : AMOR
19. Oklahoma city : ENID
20. Letter : AITCH
21. Like some phone lines : BUSY
22. Having rough going : INDUTCH
24. Advanced-degree writings : THESES
26. ___ Ababa : ADDIS
27. Busy as ___ : ABEE
28. Side: Prefix : LATERI
30. Onward, in Naples : AVANTI
32. Residue : ASH
33. Part of U.S.N.A. : NAVAL
35. Vote : NAY
38. Property : ESTATE
41. Sheen : LUSTRE
44. Recorder's offspring : TAPE
45. Bert et al. : LAHRS
46. Mss. for Cheops : PAPYRI
49. Having rough going : UPATREE
52. Kind of cheese : EDAM
53. Tree resin : COPAL
55. African fox : ASSE
57. Egyptian goddess : SATI
58. Kluxers' groups : KLANS
59. Table d'___ : HOTE
60. Kind of breeches : KNEE
61. Yutang et al. : LINS
62. Plaintiff : SUER
63. " . . . and a ___ wide" : YARD
64. Nelson : EDDY
65. Tour golfer : PRO
1. Arthur of tennis : ASHE
2. King of Sparta : LEONIDAS
3. Having rough going, with 7 Down : BEHINDTHE
4. Of an element : BARIC
5. Israeli port : ELATH
6. Place for francs : BANC
7. See 3 Down : EIGHTBALL
8. As red ___ : ASABEET
9. God of mirth : COMUS
10. Hangman's need : NOOSE
11. 'Iggins et al. : ENRYS
13. Aberdeen Angus : DODDIE
17. Grammar case: Abbr. : DAT
23. Military standby group: Abbr. : USR
25. Coop dweller : HEN
26. In the manner of : ALA
27. Miss Gardner : AVA
29. Having rough going : INAPICKLE
30. ___ atque vale : AVE
31. Having rough going : INTHESOUP
34. Suffix for hyphen or assassin : ATE
36. Anti-lightning device : ARRESTER
37. ___-man : YES
39. Having rough going : STYMIED
40. Feathers' partner : TAR
42. Final: Abbr. : ULT
43. Bernhardt et al. : SARAHS
46. Annoying : PESKY
47. Turkish city : ADANA
48. Writer Walter : PATER
49. "___ at 'em!" : UPAND
50. Garden flower : PANSY
51. Capp and Pacino : ALS
54. Smelly : OLID
56. Saarinen : EERO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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