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New York Times, Friday, August 23, 1974

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,141
Across
1. Top banana : CHAMP
6. Western football team : RAMS
10. Early pulpit : AMBO
14. Daytona entry : RACER
15. French friend : AMIE
16. Wild animal : BOAR
17. Up ___ : ATREE
18. Relent : MELT
19. Domineer : BOSS
20. Agent for getting an edge on : WHETSTONE
22. Musical direction : LENTO
23. Does bar work : TENDS
24. Ruhr city : ESSEN
25. Fur animal : MARTEN
29. Drink to : TOAST
31. Different : OTHER
32. Chesterton's detective : BROWN
34. Domesday Book coin : ORA
37. To-do : STIR
38. Ocean : BRINE
39. Later : ANON
40. Use a switch : TAN
41. Sandy color : BEIGE
42. Lobster's abdomen : PLEON
43. Zimbalist : EFREM
45. Plant bristle : ARISTA
46. Cotton thread : LISLE
48. Uninteresting : STALE
51. Being tagged along : INTOW
52. Arizona city : TOMBSTONE
57. Nautical word : ALOW
58. Nincompoop : BOOB
59. Tendon : SINEW
60. King of Naples : RENE
61. Against : ANTI
62. Man at the mike : EMCEE
63. Doer: Suffix : STER
64. Bulletproof wear : VEST
65. Mr. ___ (Stewart role) : DEEDS
Down
1. Bird's crop : CRAW
2. Biblical verb : HATH
3. Farm unit : ACRE
4. Athletic event : MEET
5. ___ John, legendary monk : PRESTER
6. Actor Novarro : RAMON
7. Alter : AMEND
8. Marker of significance : MILESTONE
9. Collection : SET
10. Convent head : ABBESS
11. Astronauts' finds : MOONSTONES
12. Sew loosely : BASTE
13. Welles : ORSON
21. Playing card : TEN
22. Depend, with "on" : LEAN
25. At ___ (maximally) : MOST
26. "___ boy!" : ATTA
27. Bauble for the Lorelei : RHINESTONE
28. District: Abbr. : TER
30. Be obligated : OWE
32. Hellfire's partner : BRIMSTONE
33. Manipulate by fraud : RIG
35. Cheer for : ROOT
36. Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
38. Stinger : BEE
39. ___ Baba : ALI
41. Concoct : BREW
42. Was insistent : PRESSED
44. Rose or pink : FLOWER
45. White vestment : ALB
46. Tale tellers : LIARS
47. Sea passage : INLET
49. Mr. ___ of "Dombey and Son" : TOOTS
50. Scope : AMBIT
53. Leisure or hot : TIME
54. Formerly : ONCE
55. Require : NEED
56. Farm animals : EWES
58. Munich's state: Abbr. : BAV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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