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New York Times, Wednesday, May 8, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,034
Across
1. Kind of brush : SCRUB
6. Short tail : SCUT
10. All right : OKAY
14. Crusader's bit : CAUSE
15. Calcutta's was black : HOLE
16. Scars on beans : HILA
17. Like some gems : UNSET
18. Reunion site : ALMAMATER
20. ___-relief : BAS
21. Night sound on the range : HOWL
23. Fur animal : MARTEN
24. Gown color : ALICEBLUE
27. Bolger : RAY
28. East, in Emden : OST
29. Dodge : DUCK
31. Small enclosure, in Africa : HOK
34. Hair cream : POMADE
37. Gaslight ___ : ERA
38. Senate employe : PAGE
39. Hawaiian shrubs : AKALAS
40. Meat holder : SKEWER
42. Ventilates : AIRS
43. Company officers: Abbr. : TRS
46. Cargo boat : TANKER
47. Spanish king : REY
48. "Don't be ___" : ASAP
49. Give ___ try : ITA
50. Gab : JAW
52. Teacake : SALLYLUNN
57. Nest-building fish : ACARAS
60. Subsided, with "down" : DIED
61. ___ volente : DEO
62. Small bird : JENNYWREN
64. Japanese ware : IMARI
66. Began, to poets : OPED
67. Leeds's river : AIRE
68. Sorrow : DOLOR
69. Exploit : GEST
70. Navy N.C.O. : BOSN
71. Château room : SALLE
Down
1. Swimmer's gear : SCUBA
2. Alimentary or Erie : CANAL
3. Town in Italy : RUSSI
4. Employ : USE
5. Washington suburb : BETHESDA
6. Serape : SHAWL
7. Conspire : COLLUDE
8. City on the Danube : ULM
9. Kind of work or spirit : TEAM
10. Creator of Pal Joey : OHARA
11. Where two Wrights did no wrong : KITTYHAWK
12. Sheltered : ALEE
13. Tale : YARN
19. Take note : MARK
22. Supplicates : OBTESTS
25. Embers : COALS
26. Continent: Abbr. : EUR
30. Kind of soap : CASTILE
32. Molding : OGEE
33. Actress Deborah : KERR
34. Jack of TV : PAAR
35. Migrant worker : OKIE
36. Footwear for small fry : MARYJANES
38. Punitive : PENAL
41. Noisy grasshoppers : KATYDIDS
44. Ethiopian prince : RAS
45. Digging machines : SPADERS
48. Gone : AWAY
51. German poet : ARNDT
53. Kind of closet : LINEN
54. Ex-Secretary Stewart : UDALL
55. Perfume ingredient : NEROL
56. Bête ___ : NOIRE
57. Trotting : AJOG
58. Edible mushroom : CEPE
59. Deck cleaner : SWAB
63. ___ Branco : RIO
65. Extinct bird : MOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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