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New York Times, Saturday, August 10, 1974

Author:
Lois Hillis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { H P Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Lois Hillis has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,128
Across
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Nautical position : ABEAM
6
Tasks : JOBS
10
Coffee-cup stand of East : ZARF
14
On edge : TENSE
15
Kind of pricing : UNIT
16
Completed : OVER
17
Requires : LACKS
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TV's Calmer et al. : NEDS
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Genesis man : LEVI
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At all, in Scotland : AVA
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"The ___ Ape" : NAKED
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Disclosed : BARED
24
Fitted, as tables : NESTED
26
Time period : YEAR
28
Car drivers' org. : AAA
29
Shoe device : TREE
30
In a faultless way : UNERRINGLY
33
Beset : ASSAILED
35
Barnyard areas : STIES
36
"Get out!" : SCAT
37
Lively dance : CLOG
38
Winter condition : SLEET
40
Night aura : MOONGLOW
44
Harebrained scheme : WILDNOTION
46
Trimming : LACE
47
Greek letter : ETA
48
Word with flat or sad : IRON
49
European kites : GLEDES
51
Roman Forum wear : TUNIC
53
Mount associated with Moses : SINAI
55
Deserter : RAT
56
Asian weight : TAEL
57
"___ silly question" : ASKA
58
Have ___ to pick : ABONE
60
To be, in France : ETRE
61
Coal seam : VEIN
62
Quarrel : RUNIN
63
Defunct autos : REOS
64
Miss Millay : EDNA
65
Stand in good ___ : STEAD
Down
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Southern capital : ATLANTA
2
Eager ones : BEAVERS
3
Puts in a box : ENCASES
4
Inquire : ASK
5
Middle, in law : MESNE
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Attic contents, often : JUNK
7
Like a Cyclops : ONEEYED
8
Bridge player, at times : BIDDER
9
Holy ones: Abbr. : STS
10
Writer Emile : ZOLA
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So-so : AVERAGE
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Exposes : REVEALS
13
Man ___ (trusted aide) : FRIDAY
22
Flattering one : ADULATOR
23
Native of Leeds or Dover : BRITON
25
Tormented : TEASED
27
Companion of vita brevis : ARSLONGA
31
Tennis gear : NET
32
Trifle : NIGGLE
34
Of an ancient English tribe : ICENIC
37
Dove sound : COO
38
Put in a place : SITUATE
39
Cowboy of the pampas : LLANERO
40
Insignificant thing : MINIKIN
41
Thief, in the Southwest : LADRONE
42
South Pacific island area : OCEANIA
43
Fashionable part of London : WESTEND
44
More soaked : WETTER
45
Flung : TOSSED
50
Tale-tellers : LIARS
52
French land areas : ILES
54
Novel by 10 Down : NANA
57
Hail! : AVE
59
Except : BUT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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