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New York Times, Thursday, July 18, 1974

Author:
Marie West
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Marie West has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,105
Across
1. Eternal : AGELESS
8. Roof timbers : RAFTERS
15. Slight : NOMINAL
16. Advent : ARRIVAL
17. Deflates the ego : TRIMSDOWNTOSIZE
19. Caravansary : SERAI
20. Box-office take : GATE
21. Wallace : LEW
22. American artist : SLOAN
24. Women's ___ : LIB
27. Ammo storehouse: Abbr. : ARS
30. Sea birds : ERNES
32. Convulse with laughter : PANIC
36. ___ the line : TOES
38. Edna of stage : BEST
39. Kind of drum : SNARE
40. Blind alley : IMPASSE
42. Copywriters, at times : IDEAMEN
44. Permission : LEAVE
45. French island in Oceania : RAPA
47. Camera part : LENS
48. Window sign : TOLET
49. Incites : SPURS
51. Observe : SEE
52. Flatfish : DAB
54. Alder-tree genus : ALNUS
56. Lettuce : COS
59. Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
61. Variable stars : NOVAS
65. Where to sign : ONTHEDOTTEDLINE
69. Hodgepodge : MELANGE
70. Unpredictable : ERRATIC
71. Spends time in a bookstore : BROWSES
72. Aridity : DRYNESS
Down
1. Opposite of syns. : ANTS
2. Triangular inset : GORE
3. Moslem prince : EMIR
4. Beans : LIMAS
5. Store fodder : ENSILE
6. Blue : SAD
7. Campaign-placard writers : SLOGANEERS
8. Carry on : RANT
9. Russian co-op : ARTEL
10. To and ___ : FRO
11. "___ folly to be wise" : TIS
12. Kind of minded : EVIL
13. Demolish : RAZE
14. Great amount : SLEW
18. Declines : WANES
23. Spheres : ORBS
25. ___ dixit : IPSE
26. Hackneyed : BANAL
27. Like Pisa's tower : ATILT
28. Lover : ROMEO
29. Part of a flower : SEPAL
31. Specified : STIPULATED
33. Identifies : NAMES
34. Miss Dunne : IRENE
35. Perfume : CENSE
37. Economized : SAVED
41. ___ precedent : SETA
43. Mild swear-word : DARN
46. To one side : APART
50. Various : SUNDRY
53. Scout wear : BADGE
55. Gannet : SOLAN
56. Search thoroughly : COMB
57. Unique thing : ONER
58. City in France : STLO
60. "Anything ___" : GOES
62. Lively, in music : VITE
63. Blackbirds : ANIS
64. Parts of a min. : SECS
66. Hem's partner : HAW
67. Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
68. Misjudge : ERR

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

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