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New York Times, Saturday, July 27, 1974

Author:
Thomas Sheehan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Thomas Sheehan has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 7-Down clue had "Pryne"; corrected this to "Prynne."

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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,114
Across
1. Shocker of 1898 and 1938, with 1 Down : WAROFTHE
9. Moorish drum : ATABAL
15. Intimidated : OVERAWED
16. Ritual prayer : LITANY
17. Fruit-buyer's concern : RIPENESS
18. Roulette bets : BLACKS
19. Thai language : LAO
20. Agreed upon : SET
21. Favorite : PET
22. Ceylon shipment : TEA
23. Defeat decisively : DRUB
25. Creator of 64 Across : DEFOE
27. Sea bird : TERN
28. Table item : SYRUP
30. Cariocas' city : RIO
31. Ghastly : LURID
32. Claimable : DUE
34. Minor wound : FLEABITE
36. Blockhead : ASS
39. Ocean debris : FLOTSAM
41. Gas: Prefix : AER
42. Relax, in musicians' jargon : TAKEFIVE
44. File clerk's jargon : TAB
46. Drudges : TOILS
47. Beyond, to poets : OER
49. Prefix for iliac : SACRO
53. Residence units: Abbr. : APTS
54. Jazzdom's Fatha : HINES
56. Rainless : ARID
57. Observer of the king : CAT
58. Mobster's hardware : ROD
59. Headwear : CAP
61. River in Sweden : UME
62. Nazis' political claim : KULTUR
64. Famous castaway with 50 down : ROBINSON
66. Football team : ELEVEN
67. Plausible : SPECIOUS
68. Flower garden : ROSARY
69. Innsbruck citizen : TYROLESE
Down
1. See 1 Across : WORLDS
2. Zoo adjunct : AVIARY
3. Do a bartender's encore : REPOUR
4. Minnesota shipment : ORE
5. Bleacherites : FANS
6. Subject for Thomas Nast : TWEED
7. Miss Prynne : HESTER
8. Copy chiefs: Abbr. : EDS
9. "Tiny Alice" author : ALBEE
10. Pinball term : TILT
11. ___ loss : ATA
12. Disease sources : BACTERIA
13. Iron mineral : ANKERITE
14. Spartan naval leader : LYSANDER
21. Drivers' and divers' facilities : POOLS
24. Item for a small vase : BUD
26. Football penalty yardage : FIFTEEN
27. Clumsy boat : TUB
29. Press-agents' items : PUFFS
31. Actor Fernando : LAMAS
33. Wallach : ELI
35. Consume : EAT
36. One on the offensive : ATTACKER
37. Metropolis in Brazil : SAOPAULO
38. Beer's companion : SKITTLES
40. Like an egg : OVOID
43. Vanishing street sights : ELS
45. Pasture sound : BAA
48. Make a new duplicate : RECOPY
50. See 64 Across : CRUSOE
51. Fissured : RIMOUS
52. Hans Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
54. Callous : HORNY
55. Scimitar's relative : SABER
58. Penitent one : RUER
60. Beak: Sp. : PICO
63. New Deal initials : TVA
64. After O, P, Q : RST
65. Zero : NIL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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