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New York Times, Thursday, May 9, 1974

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,035
Across
1. Off the cuff : ADLIB
6. ___ of bricks : ATON
10. Flax or jute : BAST
14. Oregon Trail city : BOISE
15. Noir or au lait : CAFE
16. Skilled : ABLE
17. Scholarly quality : BREADTHOFVISION
20. Miss Rand : AYN
21. Louder, in music: Abbr. : CRESC
22. Opinions : VIEWS
23. Troubles : WOES
24. Korean money : HWAN
26. "Yes, ___ no bananas" : WEHAVE
29. Schooner propellant : MAINSAIL
33. Revile : ABUSE
34. ___, zwei, drei : EINS
35. Anger : IRE
36. Lady past her prime : NOSPRINGCHICKEN
40. Fraternal man : ELK
41. Tennis name : ASHE
42. What a ring has : NOEND
43. Unmistakable : DISTINCT
46. Expiates : ATONES
47. "This ___ sudden" : ISSO
48. Common Latin word : AMAT
49. Turkish city : ADANA
52. Ship directing: Abbr. : NAVIG
54. Large wave : SEA
57. What Hawaii used to be : SANDWICHISLANDS
60. Anglican ecclesiastic : INGE
61. Sample for disk jockey : DEMO
62. Architect Jones : INIGO
63. Jeane Dixon, for one : SEER
64. Arabian port : ADEN
65. Of a grain : OATEN
Down
1. Eban : ABBA
2. Sturdy boat : DORY
3. Legal right : LIEN
4. "This ___ recording" : ISA
5. Comforter : BEDCOVER
6. Tooth troubles : ACHES
7. Art colony of West : TAOS
8. Remote possibility : OFFCHANCE
9. State: Abbr. : NEV
10. Wash and river : BASINS
11. Rose's spouse : ABIE
12. Like molasses in January : SLOW
13. X's : TENS
18. ___ of knowledge : TREE
19. Terrible tsar : IVAN
23. Kind of waist : WASP
25. Thought's father : WISH
26. Diminished : WANED
27. "Christ stopped at ___" : EBOLI
28. Tamale wrappers : HUSKS
29. Power : MIGHT
30. Horsy S.C. city : AIKEN
31. Peace goddess : IRENE
32. Provides : LENDS
34. Snugly settled : ENSCONCED
37. Many Scotsmen : IANS
38. Bas-relief's opposite : INTAGLIO
39. Diving bird : COOT
44. Fire starter : TINDER
45. " . . . ere ___ Elba" : ISAW
46. Writer Kingsley : AMIS
48. Plane, in France : AVION
49. Unimproved : ASIS
50. Hamlet or Canute : DANE
51. Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
53. Alas! : AHME
54. Agitated state : SNIT
55. Advantage : EDGE
56. " . . . unto us ___ is given" : ASON
58. Mountain in Crete : IDA
59. Prefix for gram or lytic : ANA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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