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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

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Sharp remark : BARB
5
U.S. org. for minor traders : SBA
8
___ in the woods : BABES
13
Spread : OLEO
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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Globules : BLOBS
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Miscellany : OLIO
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What the red, red robin does : BOBBOBBOBS
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Clyde Barrow, for one : BANKROBBER
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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
Down
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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
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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
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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
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Moon or shoe : SHINE
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Beer containers: Abbr. : BBLS
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Duke or Age : IRON
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Daniels of silents : BEBE
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Ali : BABA
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W.W. II craft : LST
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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