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New York Times, Tuesday, May 28, 1974

Author: Raymond F. Eisner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,054
Across Down
1. Musical notes : FAS
4. Rhine tributary : RUHR
8. Started a caramel : BITON
13. Iraq's Abdul ___ : ARIF
15. Wings : ALAE
16. Growing out : ENATE
17. Law of Moses : TORA
18. Sally Rand et al. : FANDANCERS
20. Foretokens : OMENS
22. Dutch cupboard : KAS
23. "Thanks ___" : ALOT
24. Long-run Off-Broadway hit : FANTASTICKS
28. Ready to go : ALLSET
29. Isle ___ : OFMAN
34. Olivier and Hardwicke : SIRS
37. American org. : OAS
38. Ina of stage : CLAIRE
39. Pleasure boat : CRUISER
41. Celestial event : MOONSET
42. Flabbergasts : AMAZES
43. Darjeeling, for one : TEA
44. Well-known loch : NESS
45. Swiss city : BASEL
46. Man on guard : SENTRY
48. Boston landmark : FANEUILHALL
53. Opera highlight : ARIA
57. Downy coating : NAP
58. Biblical mount : SINAI
59. Kind of ball : FANCYDRESS
63. Telescope part : LENS
64. Small type size : AGATE
65. Cordelia's father : LEAR
66. Sweet tree secretion : LAAP
67. Keep on subscribing : RENEW
68. Fast jets : SSTS
69. " . . . ___ folly to be wise" : TIS
1. " . . . eat the ___ land" : FATOF
2. Fragrance : AROMA
3. Lorelei : SIREN
4. Brit. heroes of W. W. II : RAF
5. Diminutive suffix : ULA
6. Purse reserves, for short : HANKIES
7. Edit : REDACT
8. Hur or Franklin : BEN
9. S. A. native : INCA
10. Far-East weight : TAEL
11. Other: Sp. : OTRO
12. Chinese soup ingredient : NEST
14. Daydream : FANTASIZE
19. Request : ASK
21. Mineo : SAL
25. Wild plums : SLOES
26. Despot : TSAR
27. Recital unit : SOLO
30. Long-banned novel : FANNYHILL
31. ___ en scène : MISE
32. Greek god : ARES
33. N. Y. cagers : NETS
34. Incrustation : SCAB
35. Marie Wilson role : IRMA
36. Maori pits for roots : RUAS
38. Tropical animal : COATI
40. Ego : SELF
41. Waiter's offering : MENU
43. Blackfeet homes: Var. : TEEPEES
46. Tangles : SNARLS
47. Literary monogram : RLS
49. Connective : AND
50. "It's ___ job" : ANEAT
51. Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
52. Speech defects : LISPS
53. Remote : AFAR
54. Storm : RAGE
55. "I'm ___ awful hurry" : INAN
56. Deed: Fr. : ACTE
60. Evergreen : YEW
61. Convened : SAT
62. Certain students: Abbr. : SRS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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