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New York Times, Monday, May 6, 1974

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,032
Across
1. Stuff : CRAM
5. Weight : GRAM
9. Shoddy : CHEAP
14. Easy gait : LOPE
15. Gam : RITA
16. Phone opening : HELLO
17. Kiln : OAST
18. Biblical book : AMOS
19. Positive electrode : ANODE
20. Eatery of a sort : GREASYSPOON
23. Favorite : PET
24. Crony : PAL
25. Shrews : NAGGERS
27. Jumble : MISHMASH
32. Oolong : TEA
33. Casually : IDLY
34. Spur : GOAD
36. Winter coating : SLEET
40. High ___ : SEAS
41. Port ___ (cheese) : SALUT
43. Mauna Loa footing : LAVA
44. Palatable : SAPID
46. Elegant : POSH
47. Currier's partner : IVES
48. Fish : COD
50. Soft clams : STEAMERS
52. Faint : PASSOUT
56. Inlet : RIA
57. Wonder : AWE
58. Jargon : DOUBLEDUTCH
64. French composer : RAVEL
66. Kind of hard or out : BLOW
67. Like gas-station air : FREE
68. Dunne : IRENE
69. Distinctive air : AURA
70. Govern : RULE
71. Transmits : SENDS
72. Notices : SEES
73. Outcry : YELL
Down
1. Obstruct : CLOG
2. Bellow : ROAR
3. Church section : APSE
4. Field for Aristotle : METAPHYSICS
5. Wild geese : GRAYLAGS
6. Lens holders : RIMS
7. Overhead : ATOP
8. James or Jackie : MASON
9. Uses the dressing room : CHANGES
10. Farm creature : HEN
11. Abscond : ELOPE
12. Birch's cousin : ALDER
13. Horace et al. : POETS
21. Levene : SAM
22. Grain : OAT
26. Jumble : GALLIMAUFRY
27. Muffet or Brooks : MISS
28. Brainstorm : IDEA
29. Rebuff : SLAP
30. Cleanser : SOAP
31. Nimbuses : HALOS
35. Houseclean : DUST
37. Roof part : EAVE
38. At all : EVER
39. Soviet agency : TASS
42. "___ an old woman . . . " : THEREWAS
45. Memo-pad art : DOODLES
49. Pair : DUO
51. Lend a hand : AID
52. City of Light : PARIS
53. Onto : AWARE
54. Playing card : SEVEN
55. Instruments : TUBAS
59. Risqué : BLUE
60. Knowledge : LORE
61. ___ bill (indictment) : TRUE
62. Biological unit : CELL
63. Shoe part : HEEL
65. Finish : END

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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