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New York Times, Friday, May 31, 1974

Author: Sophie Fierman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,057
Across Down
1. Fellow : CHAP
5. Jazz dance : STOMP
10. Golf duffer's milieu : TRAP
14. Take it easy : LOLL
15. Place for a boutonniere : LAPEL
16. Merry sounds : HAHA
17. French friend : AMIE
18. Gladden : ELATE
19. Abbr. in a quotation book : ANON
20. Polite response : NOTATALL
22. Akin : AGNATE
24. Eastern league : IVY
25. Asian tree : ASAK
26. Suitable for farming : ARABLE
30. Put the screws on : PRESSURE
34. Emerald : BERYL
35. Provoked : IRED
36. Freshly : ANEW
37. Greek Juno : HERA
38. One of David's men : ADINO
39. Long sentence : LIFE
40. White House room : OVAL
41. Kind of market : FLEA
42. One who hauls : TOTER
43. Put back on the list : RESLATED
45. Wood bevelings : MITERS
46. Miss West et al. : MAES
47. Letter : VEE
48. Polite letter words : MYDEAR
51. Polite request : PARDONME
56. City of India : AGRA
57. Kind of blood or Turks : YOUNG
59. "Blessed are the ___ in spirit" : POOR
60. Chinese coin : YUAN
61. Small quantity : OUNCE
62. Destroy : UNDO
63. Common verb suffixes : INGS
64. Speak : UTTER
65. Dioceses : SEES
1. Clique : CLAN
2. Man's genus : HOMO
3. Dismounted : ALIT
4. Pretext : PLEA
5. Skein : SLEAVE
6. Correspond : TALLY
7. Gem : OPAL
8. Encountered : MET
9. Polite response : PLEASEDO
10. Polite response : THANKSALOT
11. Frog genus : RANA
12. "There'll be ___ time in . . . " : AHOT
13. Piece of glass : PANE
21. Cash drawer : TILL
23. Fuel : GAS
25. Scene of action : ARENA
26. Detest : ABHOR
27. Town officer : REEVE
28. Tapestry : ARRAS
29. Polite response : BYALLMEANS
30. Showed curiosity : PRIED
31. Bring together : UNITE
32. Pass the buck, in a way : REFER
33. Pitchers : EWERS
35. Puts out of work : IDLES
38. Polite response : AFTERYOU
42. Made the score even : TIED
44. Motorists' org. : AAA
45. Amalgamation : MERGER
47. Detective Philo : VANCE
48. Polite query : MAYI
49. Anti-sub weapon : YGUN
50. Haul : DRAG
51. Football move : PUNT
52. Musical work : OPUS
53. "And then there were ___" : NONE
54. Fashion : MODE
55. Cupid : EROS
58. Excluded : OUT

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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