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New York Times, Saturday, June 22, 1974

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has super symmetry.
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,079
Across
1. Drapery decorations : TASSELS
8. Steadfast : STAUNCH
15. Pastoral place : ARCADIA
16. Automobile part : TONNEAU
17. Tidiest : NEATEST
18. Groups of nine : ENNEADS
19. Beetle : DOR
20. Neighbor of U. S. : CAN
22. ___ gestae : RES
23. Building wing : ELL
24. Moral : ETHICAL
28. Spanish queen : ENA
29. Miss Murray : MAE
30. Childish : PUERILE
31. Movie scenario: Abbr. : SCR
32. Leave the pier : SETSAIL
34. Envoys : LEGATES
36. Scrap : ORT
37. Border : RIM
38. Girl's name : FELICIA
42. Cork : STOPPLE
46. Nepal mountain : API
47. N. J. neighbor of N.Y.C. : HOBOKEN
49. Gypsy : ROM
50. Penpoint : NIB
51. Sneaky marksmen : SNIPERS
52. Suffix for item or legal : IZE
53. War aviator : ACE
54. Ayres of films : LEW
55. French sea : MER
56. Writer Rattigan : TERENCE
60. Time of day : EVENING
64. Spiraling down : INASPIN
65. Reprisal : REVENGE
66. Miss Holm : CELESTE
67. Winter transports : SLEDGES
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1. Certain bikes : TANDEMS
2. Interstices : AREOLAE
3. Letter color : SCARLET
4. Day: Abbr. : SAT
5. Dutch town : EDE
6. French lily : LIS
7. Pitcher Paige : SATCHEL
8. Crate-marker's aid : STENCIL
9. Bon ___ : TON
10. Harding or Sothern : ANN
11. French article : UNE
12. Dearest's companion : NEAREST
13. Rhythm : CADENCE
14. Cavalrymen of Hungary : HUSSARS
21. Living necessity : AIR
24. Greek governors : EPARCHS
25. College income item : TUITION
26. More vigilant : ALERTER
27. Multitudes : LEGIONS
33. ___-disant : SOI
35. Elec. unit : AMP
38. Zealot : FANATIC
39. Feeble : EPICENE
40. Kind of arts or education : LIBERAL
41. Kansas home of D.D.E. : ABILENE
42. Barbecue aids : SKEWERS
43. Applying a first coat of paint : PRIMING
44. Cough drop : LOZENGE
45. Comes out : EMERGES
48. Begin, to poets : OPE
57. Compass point : ESE
58. Certifiers: Abbr. : NPS
59. Townsman : CIT
61. Speed: Abbr. : VEL
62. Miss Arden : EVE
63. Composer Rorem : NED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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