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New York Times, Tuesday, July 2, 1974

Author: George Laczko
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,089
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1. Reduce : PARE
5. Kind of writer : HACK
9. Cooped up : CAGED
14. Winged : ALAR
15. Gardner : ERLE
16. Divert : AMUSE
17. Dewey-decimal expert : LIBRARIAN
19. Ballet ___ : RUSSE
20. Kimono sash : OBI
21. Noted : SEEN
22. Dress style : HALTER
23. Observation spot for tourists : SIDEWALKCAFE
26. ___ best friend : MANS
27. Instigator : ABETTOR
31. Similarly : INKIND
34. Winter gear : SKIS
35. Eskimo knife : ULU
36. Warning word : DONT
37. Treetop sound : TWEET
39. Yemenite : ARAB
40. Conceit : EGO
41. Display : SHOW
42. Light : FLUFFY
44. Gang member : MOBSTER
46. Precisely : TOAT
47. Some businesses : PARTNERSHIPS
52. Leatherneck : MARINE
55. Guns : ARMS
56. Took the bait : BIT
57. Lend ___ (assist) : AHAND
58. With intensity : FURIOUSLY
60. Star in Cygnus : DENEB
61. Golf club : IRON
62. Genuine : REAL
63. Brontë : EMILY
64. Small town : BURG
65. Concerning : INRE
1. Departure port, 1492 : PALOS
2. Excuse : ALIBI
3. Fanatical : RABID
4. Go astray : ERR
5. In various places : HEREANDTHERE
6. Arabian gazelles : ARIELS
7. Prison-door sound : CLANK
8. Range of sight : KEN
9. Water bottles : CARAFES
10. Charm : AMULET
11. Sudden rush : GUST
12. They, in Italy : ESSE
13. Forest animal : DEER
18. City on the Nile : ASWAN
22. Salted peanuts, for a while : HABITFORMING
24. Give forth : EMIT
25. Soap unit : CAKE
28. Sod : TURF
29. Norwegian saint : OLAF
30. Keeler : RUBY
31. The same : IDEM
32. Space-shot bust : NOGO
33. Door opener : KNOB
34. Embroider : SEW
38. Beer-fermenting agent : WORT
39. Writer: Abbr. : AUTH
41. Hopeful one at flight time : STANDBY
43. Rope : LASSO
45. Ruby variety : SPINEL
46. Word for a brat : TERROR
48. South Pacific island : NAURU
49. Creator of Ase : IBSEN
50. Hemingway heroine : PILAR
51. Bon ton : STYLE
52. Fashioned : MADE
53. Attention-getting word : AHEM
54. Hindu queen : RANI
58. White lie : FIB
59. Swiss canton : URI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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