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New York Times, Friday, May 3, 1974

Author: Jack Wherry
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { C F J M P Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,029
Across Down
1. Sharp remark : BARB
5. U.S. org. for minor traders : SBA
8. ___ in the woods : BABES
13. Spread : OLEO
14. Chemical compound : ENOL
15. Globules : BLOBS
16. Miscellany : OLIO
17. What the red, red robin does : BOBBOBBOBS
19. Clyde Barrow, for one : BANKROBBER
21. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
22. Home of a famous queen : SHEBA
23. Run off the page : BLEED
25. "With this ring ___ wed" : ITHEE
27. Make ___ (do well) : AHAUL
32. Verve : ELAN
35. ___ gratia artis : ARS
36. Having protuberances : KNOBBY
37. Bargain : GOODBUY
39. Kind of mouth : BLABBER
40. Doubleday et al. : ABNERS
41. Queen or quilting : BEE
42. Tiber tributary : NERA
43. Steel-plow man : DEERE
44. "You ___ right!" : ARESO
46. Religious leader : RABBI
49. Eban et al. : ABBAS
53. Kind of lettuce : BIBB
57. Luxury for milady : BUBBLEBATH
59. Glassware, etc., for instance : BREAKABLES
61. Singly : IBYI
62. Busy D. C. group : LOBBY
63. Lahr : BERT
64. Not-so-rare gas : NEON
65. Golfer Sam or J. C. : SNEAD
66. "___ live and breathe" : ASI
67. Factory for nags : GLUE
1. Stupes : BOOBS
2. Islamic God : ALLAH
3. French queen : REINE
4. Printing-shop employe : BOOKBINDER
5. High-hat quality : SNOBBERY
6. Diamond errors : BOBBLES
7. Playwright Edward : ALBEE
8. Consumer agency: Abbr. : BBB
9. Neighbor of Sask. : ALBA
10. Shea sounds, at times : BOOS
11. Recedes : EBBS
12. Attention-getting sound : SSST
14. Central American tree : EBO
18. Part of a krone : ORE
20. Brother ___ : RAT
24. Actor Andrews : DANA
26. Residence, in Munich : HAUS
28. Hanging out together : HOBNOBBING
29. Church title : ABBE
30. Above, in Berlin : UBER
31. Vega's constellation : LYRA
32. Mild expletive : EGAD
33. Ear part : LOBE
34. Superior rating : AONE
36. Swiss painter : KLEE
38. Fox or Rabbit : BRER
39. Diet-deficiency ailment : BERIBERI
41. Prattles : BABBLES
45. Scottish so : SAE
47. Camel's hair fabric : ABA
48. Smith of football : BUBBA
50. City of heavenly tower : BABEL
51. "Here's looking ___!" : ATYOU
52. Moon or shoe : SHINE
53. Beer containers: Abbr. : BBLS
54. Duke or Age : IRON
55. Daniels of silents : BEBE
56. Ali : BABA
58. W.W. II craft : LST
60. Thomas ___, English dramatist : KYD

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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