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New York Times, Thursday, August 1, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Answer for 38-Across clue, AROO, seems to be a shortened form of "aroon," meaning "my darling" or the like.

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O
2
K
3
A
4
Y
5
G
6
R
7
O
8
G
9
A
10
F
11
L
12
O
13
W
14
K
A
L
E
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R
I
G
A
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W
E
A
V
E
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A
P
A
S
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I
C
E
S
19
A
R
G
A
L
20
P
U
T
O
21
N
T
H
E
P
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A
Y
R
O
L
L
23
I
T
E
R
A
T
E
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E
D
I
E
25
P
Y
L
26
E
27
I
N
T
28
A
29
C
30
T
31
P
32
A
33
L
34
M
A
35
I
N
36
T
O
37
O
R
L
O
38
A
R
O
O
39
B
E
T
A
S
40
U
N
I
S
41
L
A
O
N
42
L
U
R
K
43
S
T
O
P
S
44
O
R
M
O
45
L
U
46
Y
E
47
A
H
48
T
O
E
49
S
50
A
B
A
51
S
52
H
53
E
54
D
55
P
56
U
57
T
O
U
T
T
58
O
P
A
S
T
U
R
E
59
I
R
A
N
I
60
A
D
A
T
61
A
M
I
S
62
A
N
N
E
S
63
S
E
R
I
64
R
O
C
K
65
F
E
S
S
E
66
H
A
T
S
67
K
R
A
S
© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,119
Across
1
Approve : OKAY
5
Seagoing drink : GROG
9
Streaming : AFLOW
14
Vegetable : KALE
15
Baltic port : RIGA
16
Do basketry : WEAVE
17
Trees of Brazil : APAS
18
Chills : ICES
19
Wine-cask crust : ARGAL
20
Hire : PUTONTHEPAYROLL
23
Do again : ITERATE
24
Miss Adams : EDIE
25
Columnist Ernie : PYLE
27
Whole : INTACT
31
City on Majorca : PALMA
35
Division word : INTO
37
Plinth : ORLO
38
Indeed, in Ireland : AROO
39
Greek letters : BETAS
40
Etats-___ : UNIS
41
Town near Rheims : LAON
42
Sneak : LURK
43
Organ pipes : STOPS
44
Imitation gold : ORMOLU
46
"Oh ___" : YEAH
48
On one's ___ : TOES
50
Disconcerted : ABASHED
55
Retire : PUTOUTTOPASTURE
59
Abadan resident : IRANI
60
Malay law : ADAT
61
Novelist Kingsley : AMIS
62
Baxter and Bancroft : ANNES
63
Sonoran Indian : SERI
64
Certain music : ROCK
65
Heraldic band : FESSE
66
Trilbies : HATS
67
Asian monkeys : KRAS
Down
1
African animal : OKAPI
2
Done for : KAPUT
3
Having wings : ALATE
4
"Answer ___ no" : YESOR
5
Like sand : GRITTY
6
French cardinal : RICHELIEU
7
Pointed arch : OGEE
8
Canadian peninsula : GASPE
9
"___ a manger . . . " : AWAYIN
10
Bring to light : FERRETOUT
11
Lake, in Italy : LAGO
12
Racetrack : OVAL
13
Oil or all's : WELL
21
California river : NAPA
22
Word of farewell : ADIOS
26
Bridge declarer's concern : ENTRY
28
U.S. cartoonist : ARNO
29
Kind of joint or board : CLIP
30
Partner of turn : TOSS
31
___ Alto : PALO
32
Tree of Morocco : ARAR
33
Appear : LOOM
34
Tedious sounds : MONOTONES
36
Disassemble : TAKEAPART
39
Cornflower : BLUET
43
Asian sheep : SHAS
45
Lake in Banff Park : LOUISE
47
Defensive barrier : ABATIS
49
Put away : STASH
51
Bare : STARK
52
Mood : HUMOR
53
Heath genus : ERICA
54
Lecterns : DESKS
55
Singer Edith : PIAF
56
French vase : URNE
57
Light shades : TANS
58
Theaters : ODEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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