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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
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K
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A
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Y
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G
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O
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F
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L
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W
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K
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N
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A
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E
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Y
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C
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T
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L
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M
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O
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B
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D
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P
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U
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F
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H
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K
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© 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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