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New York Times, Saturday, August 3, 1974

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.61, Missing: { F V }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Manny Miller has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 66-Down had "Childrens'"; corrected this to "Children's."

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J
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,121
Across
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Double chins : JOWLS
6
Flying group: Abbr. : TAC
9
Pulp product : PAPER
14
Kennedy : ETHEL
15
Scull : OAR
16
Type of acid : AMINO
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Conservative's standby : STATUSQUO
19
___-four dollar question : SIXTY
20
Part of a tennis match : SET
21
Old French coin : ECU
22
Immediate goal of a cpl. : SGT
24
Gershwin : IRA
25
Long ago, old style : ERST
27
Pester : TEASE
29
Do a K.P. chore : PEEL
30
Gagster : WIT
32
Plant tissues : SUBERS
34
Desert region : SAHARA
37
Newspapers : GAZETTES
41
Audit man: Abbr. : CPA
42
Wrongs : INJURES
44
Do a farm chore : HOE
45
Fast sellers : HOTCAKES
47
Fret : REPINE
49
Apportions : ALLOTS
51
Long or short weight : TON
52
Gossip : DIRT
55
Solar year excess : EPACT
57
Great Lakes boat : SKAG
60
Fury : IRE
61
School org. : PTA
62
Start of a cheer : HIP
64
Number for tea : TWO
65
Letter, in Madrid : CARTA
67
Cause an uproar : RAISECAIN
70
Six and half-a-dozen, e.g. : EQUAL
71
Dental degree : DDS
72
Hair tint : RINSE
73
Betrothal items : RINGS
74
Edible root : YAM
75
Participant in a bet : TAKER
Down
1
Sprinter Owens : JESSE
2
Relative of a mink : OTTER
3
True state of things : WHATSWHAT
4
Hire : LET
5
Skid : SLUE
6
Close-fitting hats : TOQUES
7
Sports assn. : AAU
8
Part of a goalpost : CROSSBAR
9
Beyond : PAST
10
"What a good boy ___" : AMI
11
Sprite : PIXIE
12
Between: Fr. : ENTRE
13
Kingly : ROYAL
18
Tenderfoot or eagle: Abbr. : SCT
23
Funny old guy : GEEZER
26
Aunt, to Pedro : TIA
28
City of the Masters : AUGUSTA
29
Cal. time : PST
31
Partner of error : TRIAL
33
Change the mounting : RESET
34
Educ. place : SCH
35
G.I. address : APO
36
Short sock : ANKLET
38
Modern source of knowledge : THINKTANK
39
Long period : EON
40
Grasp : SEE
43
Danger : JEOPARDY
46
Malicious woman : CAT
48
Opposite of neg. : POS
50
Separation : SCHISM
52
Vegetable cutter : DICER
53
Baghdad citizen : IRAQI
54
Show again : RERUN
56
Poetic contraction : TIS
58
"___ old bird is the pelican ... " : AWISE
59
Hopeless one : GONER
61
Buddies : PALS
63
Cocky : PERT
66
Children's game : TAG
68
Girl's name : ADA
69
Government org. : CIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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