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New York Times, Monday, July 29, 1974

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,116
Across
1. Den : LAIR
5. Deaf as ___ : APOST
10. Morose : GLUM
14. Vain : IDLE
15. Knights of ___ : MALTA
16. Unadorned : BARE
17. Dominant trend : MAINSTREAM
19. Stage routine : SKIT
20. Marbles : AGATES
21. Irritated state : SNIT
23. Native of: Suffix : ESE
24. Passover meal : SEDER
25. Kind of hanger : CLIFF
27. Malign : DEFAME
31. Mailbox listing for the Little Women : MARCH
34. Kind of bride or bonnet : WAR
37. Precise : NICE
38. "Damn Yankees" temptress : LOLA
39. Passageway of a sort : ALIMENTARYCANAL
44. Furnished : GAVE
45. Stingy : NEAR
46. N.F.L. scores : TDS
47. "We have met the ___, and . . . " : ENEMY
49. Western outlaw : BADMAN
51. Place for broncs : RODEO
53. Spitefulness : VENOM
57. Rudiments : ABC
59. Wit : SALT
61. Blank space : LACUNA
62. Courage : GRIT
64. Jellyfish : SEANETTLES
66. Deserve : RATE
67. Stabs : TRIES
68. State: Abbr. : ALAS
69. Pastoral poem : IDYL
70. Flies : SOLOS
71. Use of memory : ROTE
Down
1. Beans : LIMAS
2. Saw : ADAGE
3. Account of tribulations : ILIAD
4. Let : RENTED
5. Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
6. Average : PAR
7. Cheers : OLES
8. Position : STANCE
9. Ceylonese native : TAMIL
10. Literary initials : GBS
11. Summer-cottage site : LAKEFRONT
12. U.S. novelist : URIS
13. Deal out : METE
18. Unruffled : SERENE
22. Young Cratchit : TIM
26. F.D.R. pet : FALA
28. Fiver : FIN
29. Behave : ACT
30. "It don't ___ thing . . . " : MEANA
32. Decked out : CLAD
33. Dutch painter : HALS
34. Conduct : WAGE
35. Arkin : ALAN
36. "Music Man" locale : RIVERCITY
40. Note : MEMO
41. Holzman : RED
42. Tuber : YAM
43. Tie : CRAVAT
48. Scotland et al.: Abbr. : YDS
49. Spanish dance : BOLERO
50. Juno's drink : NECTAR
52. Bridge seats : EASTS
54. No-trick bid : NULLO
55. ___ a time : ONEAT
56. Billiard stroke : MASSE
57. Fields: Lat. : AGRI
58. Nail : BRAD
60. Shadow : TAIL
61. Lowlier : LESS
63. ___ Aviv : TEL
65. Kind of Gothic : NEO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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