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New York Times, Thursday, July 25, 1974

Author: Jean Reed
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,112
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1. Part of Excalibur : HAFT
5. Kind of singing : SCAT
9. Swagger : STRUT
14. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
15. Voice : ALTO
16. "___ it to you?" : WHATS
17. College pad : DORM
18. Pronoun : YOUR
19. Blood carrier : AORTA
20. Vigorous vegetable : JUMPINGBEAN
23. Imitation: suffix : EEN
24. Slaughter of baseball : ENOS
25. Et ___ : CETERA
27. Lively : PEART
30. Peter, to pumpkin : EATER
32. German pronoun : ICH
33. "___ we eat?" : WHENDO
36. Regarding : ASTO
40. " . . . sailing over ___" : THEBOUNDINGMAIN
43. Kind of plate or cooking : HOME
44. Fruit tool : STONER
45. From ___ Z : ATO
46. " . . . country ___ thee" : TISOF
48. Faux pas : ERROR
50. Top fruit : BANANA
53. Behold!: Lat. : ECCE
55. "___ man answers" : IFA
56. Green drink : GRASSHOPPER
62. Evel, to motorcycle : RIDER
64. Norse god : LOKI
65. Edison name : ALVA
66. Kingdom of Minos : CRETE
67. Kind of school: Abbr. : ELEM
68. Noticed : SEEN
69. "___ how!" : HERES
70. Hard or apple : CORE
71. Acidulous : TART
1. Pilgrimage : HADJ
2. Baseball brother : ALOU
3. Steadfast : FIRM
4. Moderate : TEMPER
5. Refuse : SAYNO
6. Shoes or dances : CLOGS
7. "Three men in ___" : ATUB
8. Ripped : TORE
9. River of song : SWANEE
10. Even if, without ugh : THO
11. Street show : RAREE
12. Complete : UTTER
13. Blue Nile source : TSANA
21. Break ___ (split) : INTWO
22. Part of a play : ACTONE
26. Vehicle : TRAM
27. Meat of the matter : PITH
28. Repeat : ECHO
29. Pause filler : AHEM
30. ___ the line : ENDOF
31. Tennis term : ADIN
34. Cavalryman of Europe : HUSSAR
35. Inner: Prefix : ENTO
37. River in Germany : SAAR
38. Marshal of Europe : TITO
39. Words before about : ONOR
41. Greek letter : BETA
42. El ___, painter : GRECO
47. French painter : INGRES
49. Meal : REPAST
50. Switch : BIRCH
51. Flaming : AFIRE
52. Consumer's advocate : NADER
53. Gravel ridge : ESKER
54. Clock voice : CHIME
57. Waugh : ALEC
58. Alone : SOLO
59. Cop a ___ : PLEA
60. Always : EVER
61. Carry on : RANT
63. French season : ETE

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

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