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New York Times, Friday, June 21, 1974

Author:
John Landenberger
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,078
Across
1. Suffix for photo or hemo : STAT
5. Pianist Waller : FATS
9. Item for Miss Nightingale : LAMP
13. African antelope : TOPI
14. Of a chemical compound : AMIC
15. Cuttlefish ink : SEPIA
16. Risky investment : AWILDCATOILWELL
19. Campus board member : REGENT
20. Adjusted the piano : TUNED
21. Numerical prefix : TRI
22. Malign : ASPERSE
24. Naughty child : IMP
27. Bayh and Ervin: Abbr. : SENS
29. Hesitant sounds : ERS
30. Australian tree : PENDA
32. Morse-code sound : DAH
33. Dance step : PAS
34. Irving or West : BERLIN
35. Kind of politics or house : POWER
37. Decorated, as with parsley : GARNI
38. Query after a nose finish : WHOWON
40. Part of a month : DAY
41. Heart test: Abbr. : EKG
43. Neighbor of Yokohama : TOKYO
44. Busy ___ : BEE
45. Close : SEAL
47. Understand : SEE
48. Gourmet-cookery ingredient : SHALLOT
52. Drink : ADE
53. "Come Back, Little ___" : SHEBA
54. ___ play (easy job) : CHILDS
56. Risky holding : ATIGERBYTHETAIL
60. Sections : PARTS
61. Troubled king : LEAR
62. Pintail duck : SMEE
63. Parisian's very : TRES
64. Canal : ERIE
65. Skillfully : ABLY
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1. Obeys the green light : STARTS
2. Rose high : TOWERED
3. Risky purchase : APIGINAPOKE
4. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
5. Truths : FACTS
6. Doctors' org. : AMA
7. Snickers : TITTERS
8. Searches high and low : SCOURS
9. Obscene : LEWD
10. Mimic : APE
11. Wire measure : MIL
12. Buddy : PAL
15. Railroad car : SLEEPER
17. Genetic initials : DNA
18. Electees : INS
23. Diamond shape : PEAR
24. Words for a month's start : INLIKEALAMB
25. Roman 1501 : MDI
26. ___ out (succeed) : PAN
28. Gaudy : SHOWY
31. Sea birds : ERNES
33. Prison, for short : PEN
34. ___ at the moon : BAY
36. Gushes: Var. : WOOSHES
37. Celt : GAEL
38. Lbs., etc. : WTS
39. Tool : HOE
40. One who holds things up : DELAYER
42. Biblical explorer of Canaan : GADDIEL
44. Prate : BABBLE
46. Boy's name : LESLEY
49. Pronoun : HER
50. Iron pigment : OCHRE
51. Article : THE
53. Noncoms : SGTS
55. "___ deal!" : ITSA
56. Germane : APT
57. Sailor : TAR
58. Wrath : IRE
59. Pacific fish : TAI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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