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New York Times, Friday, July 12, 1974

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,099
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1. Ruth : BABE
5. Get rid of : SCRAP
10. Has debts : OWES
14. Drinks : ALES
15. Vance or Judaeus : PHILO
16. File's partner : RANK
17. Monumental creation : STATUEOFLIBERTY
20. Kind of carrier : HOD
21. Days of yore : PAST
22. Modify : ALTER
23. Links sound : FORE
24. Ships: Abbr. : STRS
26. Marinas : BASINS
29. Oxygen, for one : ELEMENT
32. Works on a cake : ICES
33. Iowa community : AMANA
34. Word after "Strike three!" : OUT
36. Monumental creation : BEETHOVENSNINTH
40. Pose : SIT
41. Ward off : AVERT
42. French head : TETE
43. Hardly at all : NOTVERY
45. Sound the ___ : TOCSIN
47. High nest: Var. : AERY
48. Talk profusely : GUSH
49. Loud noise : BLAST
52. Keeps out : BARS
53. Buchwald : ART
56. Monumental creation : ROCKOFGIBRALTAR
60. To be, in Paris : ETRE
61. Server : LADLE
62. Slime : OOZE
63. ___ of Worms : DIET
64. Audit entry : ASSET
65. German count : SPEE
1. Shindig : BASH
2. Voice : ALTO
3. Draw a ___ on : BEAD
4. Time zone : EST
5. Toothpicks, at the canapé table : SPEARS
6. Selected : CHOSE
7. Falling-out : RIFT
8. "I'm so ___ alone" : ALL
9. Luau dish : POI
10. Warning words : ORELSE
11. Toad feature : WART
12. Heraldic term : ENTE
13. Sour curdled milk : SKYR
18. Brush ___ (practice) : UPON
19. Drink dispenser : BARMAN
23. Clenched hand : FIST
24. Angle : SLANT
25. Hamilton bills : TENS
26. Lobster-eaters' wear : BIBS
27. ___ the hole : ACEIN
28. Take care of : SEETO
29. Abrasive : EMERY
30. Ancient dates : NONES
31. Half an ice-cream flavor : TUTTI
33. Sportsman Brundage : AVERY
35. Now's partner : THEN
37. Must : HAVETO
38. Again : OVER
39. Scratch cause : ITCH
44. "A tisket, a ___ . . . " : TASKET
45. Gun housing : TURRET
46. Greek peak : OSSA
48. Clark : GABLE
49. Reared : BRED
50. Novelist Pierre : LOTI
51. Area unit : ACRE
52. Bridge-table actions : BIDS
53. At the summit : ATOP
54. Demolish : RAZE
55. ___ of heaven : TREE
57. Gulf state: Abbr. : FLA
58. Utility item : GAS
59. ___ Angeles : LOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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