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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
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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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