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Elio Desiderio
Elio Desiderio

New York Times, Thursday, June 13, 1974

Author: Elio Desiderio
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,070
Across Down
1. Machine tool : SHAPER
7. Rink equipment : SKATES
13. Protective wall : PARAPET
15. "Follies" girl : CHORINE
16. J.F.K. tenant : AIRLINE
17. Large perfect diamond : PARAGON
18. Shelter : LEE
19. Surround : ENCASE
21. Actor Byrnes : EDD
22. Compass reading : SSE
24. Fred and Adele : ASTAIRES
26. Small portion : BIT
28. Abide : WAIT
31. Connective : AND
32. Cordial ingredients : ANISEEDS
34. Poetic foot : IAMB
38. Baxter : ANNE
39. Pago Pago's locale : SAMOA
42. Spread : OLEO
43. N.C.O. : SSGT
44. Having a right to : ENTITLED
46. Harvest goddess : OPS
49. N. Z. island : OTEA
50. Western Indian : UTE
51. Center-ring offering : MAINSHOW
55. Crane or Tremayne : LES
57. Cameroons tribe : ABO
58. Brewing needs : YEASTS
61. Card game : GIN
63. One who threatens : MENACER
65. "___ to be back" : ITSGOOD
68. Descends : ALIGHTS
69. Family members : PARENTS
70. Schedules : SLATES
71. English county : DORSET
1. Resort : SPA
2. Call, as a cab : HAIL
3. Attractive : ARRESTING
4. Pickets : PALES
5. Prefix for dermis : EPI
6. Coty : RENE
7. Cascade peak : SHASTA
8. Native of Pusan : KOREAN
9. Constellation : ARA
10. A. L. player : TIGER
11. Free from knobs, old style : ENODE
12. Transmits : SENDS
14. Playing card : TEN
15. Auditors: Abbr. : CPAS
20. Groovy things, in flapper days : CATSMEOWS
23. Farm animal : EWE
25. Dope : IDIOT
26. Barnyard sound : BAAS
27. Stopping places : INNS
29. Roman money : AES
30. Mrs. Cantor : IDA
33. Author Anya : SETON
35. Passing references : ALLUSIONS
36. Conform with : MEET
37. Portend : BODE
40. Can. province : ONT
41. Had a snack : ATE
45. Adjective suffix : IAL
47. Cupid's love : PSYCHE
48. Nautical ropes : SHEETS
51. P.T.A. members : MAMAS
52. Ring ___ : ABELL
53. Ancient Greek district : IONIA
54. Sculls : OARS
56. Moth : EGGER
59. Top or toe : TIP
60. African village : STAD
62. Memo : NOTE
64. Deputy: Abbr. : AGT
66. Theater sign : SRO
67. Summer time : DST

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

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