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New York Times, Tuesday, June 4, 1974

Author: Mike Moore
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { G J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,061
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1. Lively shindig : BASH
5. Star in Virgo : SPICA
10. College org. : FRAT
14. Comedian Johnson : ARTE
15. Egg cell : OOTID
16. ___ of thumb : RULE
17. Sharing the plot : INON
18. Showing discipline : RESTRAINED
20. Event for Alice : TEAPARTY
22. Puts into ecstasy : ELATES
23. Tic-tac-toe side : EXES
24. Special person : ONER
25. C.O.D. item : PARCEL
28. How Nevada is populated : SPARSELY
32. Soup vegetables : LEEKS
33. Biblical verb : SHALT
34. Raven man : POE
35. Windshield-wiper sweeps : ARCS
36. Rods' partners : REELS
37. Musical passage : CODA
38. Second-century date : IIO
39. Nourishes : FEEDS
40. West Point figure : CADET
41. Cap and crown men : DENTISTS
43. Constraint : DURESS
44. In re : ASTO
45. San Francisco's metro : BART
46. Seward's buy : ALASKA
49. Made-to-order : TAILORED
53. Zermatt sight : MATTERHORN
55. Unctuous : OILY
56. Bitter drug : ALOE
57. Fortune-telling card : TAROT
58. ___ for news : NOSE
59. Palm site : HAND
60. Sphinx-like : STONY
61. Top-billed one : STAR
1. Lure : BAIT
2. English composer : ARNE
3. Portico : STOA
4. Gives no peace : HENPECKS
5. Horse color : SORREL
6. Certain writers : POETS
7. ___-bitsy : ITSY
8. Townsman : CIT
9. Certain glands : ADRENALS
10. Tuck et al. : FRIARS
11. Litter's also-ran : RUNT
12. Sheltered : ALEE
13. Williams and Husing : TEDS
19. On one's toes : ALERT
21. Chops : AXES
24. October stones : OPALS
25. Scottish wear : PLAID
26. Eagle's nest : AERIE
27. Military search, for short : RECON
28. Water and wood : SHEDS
29. Lyric poem : EPODE
30. Rich veins : LODES
31. "Byzantium" poet : YEATS
33. Take care of : SEETO
36. Makes a fresh beginning : RESTARTS
37. "Peanuts" and "Miss Peach" : CARTOONS
39. Minnie Maddern of stage : FISKE
40. Play an ice game : CURL
42. Sampled : TASTED
43. Overnice : DAINTY
45. Robber ___ : BARON
46. Asian nurse : AMAH
47. Tra-___ : LALA
48. Egyptian god : ATON
49. Spanish bull : TORO
50. Disturbance : RIOT
51. Miss Lanchester : ELSA
52. Color worker : DYER
54. Old or top : HAT

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