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New York Times, Wednesday, August 21, 1974

Author: Bill Scollon
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,139
Across Down
1. Letters on a transistor : AMFM
5. Matured : AGED
9. Explorer Johnson et al. : OSAS
13. Ibsen character : NORA
14. Streamlined : SLEEK
15. Seaweed : KELP
16. Stern : DOUR
17. Images : IDOLS
18. U. S. Indian : ERIE
19. Petty perfectionists : STICKLERS
21. Poet Heinrich : HEINE
22. Crowd : THRONG
23. Buffeted : CUFFED
24. Roman 1103 : MCIII
26. Miss Simon of films : SIMONE
28. Tire and leg items : IRONS
29. Relative : AUNT
30. ___ carte : ALA
33. Sounded : RANG
34. Fast and frozen items : FOODS
36. Certain billing : STAR
37. Out of date: Abbr. : OBS
38. Broad smile : GRIN
39. Mississippi region : DELTA
40. Kingly domains : REALMS
42. Menotti boy : AMAHL
43. Praline ingredients : PECANS
46. Sycophant : YESMAN
48. Writer Hoffer et al. : ERICS
49. Instilled deeply : IMPLANTED
52. One opposed : ANTI
53. Dispatch boat : AVISO
54. Storied home near 30 Down : TARA
55. Hundred, in Spain : CIEN
56. Province of Can. : MANIT
57. Operatic prince : IGOR
58. "The buck stops ___" : HERE
59. Partners of odds : ENDS
60. Type of load or study : CASE
1. Companions of ifs and buts : ANDS
2. Debatable : MOOT
3. Realizations : FRUITIONS
4. "While we were ___ through . . . " : MARCHING
5. Suitor John et al. : ALDENS
6. Song for Scarlett : GEORGIAONMYMIND
7. Fish for jellying : EELS
8. Playing-card units: Abbr. : DKS
9. "His Majesty ___" (Lancaster film) : OKEEFE
10. Letter stroke : SERIF
11. Dress style : ALINE
12. Celerity : SPEED
14. Farm unit : SILO
20. Malay dagger: Var. : KRIS
21. Look for : HUNT
23. Bamboozles : CONS
24. Painter Joan : MIRO
25. Stone or horseshoe : CRAB
27. Rainy-day footing : MUD
30. City near Stone Mountain : ATLANTAGA
31. Wood strip : LATH
32. Russian sea : ARAL
34. Lippi and Angelico : FRAS
35. Peanut by-product : OIL
36. Of word meanings : SEMANTIC
38. Grant and Lee: Abbr. : GENS
39. Spanish lady : DAMA
40. French dramatist : RACINE
41. Toxic condition : SEPSIS
43. Fruit : PEACH
44. Ford or Pyle : ERNIE
45. One who quotes : CITER
47. Reno machine : SLOT
49. ___ the Terrible : IVAN
50. Love god : EROS
51. Venture : DARE
53. French soul : AME

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

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