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George Laczko
George Laczko

New York Times, Tuesday, July 30, 1974

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { V X }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
George Laczko has 37 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,117
Across
1
Lambeth, for one : WALK
5
Golf stroke : BAFF
9
Tiff : SPAT
13
Son of Isaac : ESAU
14
Collector's item : CURIO
15
Georgia ___ : TECH
16
Strip beneath a cornice : BEDMOLDING
18
Swiss river : AARE
19
Close-fitting shirt : BASQUE
20
In the black again : DEBTFREE
22
Where Ogden is : UTAH
24
Housetops : ROOFS
25
Writer of spy thrillers : LECARRE
28
Result : UPSHOT
31
Winged : ALATE
32
Informal wear : JEANS
35
Card : ACE
36
Ballpoints : PENS
37
Raced : HARED
38
Goddess of hope : SPES
39
Sturm ___ drang : UND
40
Disconcerted : FAZED
41
Shoe plate : CLEAT
42
Workweek highlight : PAYDAY
44
Spiny anteater : ECHIDNA
46
Alabama city : SELMA
48
Cleanser : SOAP
49
Guardianship : TUTELAGE
52
Paper hanky : TISSUE
56
G.I. addresses : APOS
57
Half-barrel quantities : KILDERKINS
59
Center : CORE
60
Hebrew prophet : ELIAS
61
"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
62
Some bills : ONES
63
Audition : READ
64
Bird call : NOTE
Down
1
Clifton or Jack : WEBB
2
Cruising : ASEA
3
Boys : LADS
4
Oranges' relatives : KUMQUATS
5
Flower-to-be : BUD
6
Dry : ARID
7
"Nothing could be ___ ... " : FINER
8
Socked in : FOGBOUND
9
Rods : STAFFS
10
Like some diamonds : PEARSHAPED
11
Farm measure : ACRE
12
Quaker word : THEE
14
Weather forecast : CLEAR
17
Bizarre : OUTRE
21
The most : TOPS
23
Where Mecca is : HEJAZ
25
Receive eagerly : LAPUP
26
Form of Helen : ELENA
27
Place to buy penuche : CANDYSTORE
29
Arctic, for one : OCEAN
30
Seed coat : TESTA
33
Before : ERE
34
Mosquito genus : AEDES
37
Knockout punch : HAYMAKER
38
Peelable grape : SLIPSKIN
40
Season : FALL
41
Install in office : CHAIR
43
Byzantine church icons : DEESES
45
Dove shelters : COTES
47
Limber : AGILE
49
Filled tortilla : TACO
50
Take ___ oneself : UPON
51
Lamb : ELIA
53
Chinese: Prefix : SINO
54
Single thing : UNIT
55
This: Sp. : ESTE
58
Family member : DAD

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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