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New York Times, Monday, August 5, 1974

Author: Thomas Sheehan
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,123
Across Down
1. Sideshow come-ons : SPIELS
7. Play dumb : CLAMUP
13. Part of a bridge : ROADWAY
14. See 11 Down : LIMITED
16. Naive : ARTLESS
17. Serial unit : EPISODE
18. Wintry and then some : ICIER
19. Musical syllables : TRAS
21. Bridge : SPAN
22. Onlookers : SEERS
23. Left ___ (omitted) : OUT
24. Add highlights : TINT
25. Water birds : ERNS
26. Attorney's degrees : LLDS
27. English poet : KEATS
28. Wall Street watchdog: Abbr. : SEC
29. In the 10th inning : TIED
30. Celeb : VIP
31. Linking verb : ARE
32. Wishy-washy : INSIPID
34. See 33 Down : IDA
37. Explosive : TNT
38. Ex-senior : GRAD
39. Star, to a poet : ORB
40. Asian nurses : AMAHS
43. Wind, as a clothesline : COIL
44. Danube color, to French : BLEU
45. Ill temper : BILE
46. Alder tree : ARN
47. Islands off Ireland : ARANS
48. N.Z. vines : AKAS
49. With: Fr. : AVEC
50. Item for a uhlan : LANCE
51. Wrist bone : CARPALE
53. ___ Red : ERICTHE
55. Swain : ADMIRER
56. Bubbles up : SEETHES
57. Son of Finn Mac Cool : OSSIAN
58. Realized : SENSED
1. G. & S. work of 1877 : SORCERER
2. G. & S. milkmaid : PATIENCE
3. People who loaf : IDLERS
4. Decorative jugs : EWERS
5. ___ Palmas : LAS
6. Heart contractions : SYSTOLES
7. Football-shoe features : CLEATS
8. Edges : LIPS
9. Parisian friend : AMI
10. Faux pas : MISSTEP
11. G. & S. work of 1893, with 14 Across : UTOPIA
12. He knows he knows : PEDANT
13. ___ question (disputes) : RAISESA
15. Garage-repair items : DENTS
20. G. & S. work of 1887 : RUDDIGORE
26. Suit nuisance : LINT
27. Captain ___, pirate : KIDD
29. Pantry contents : TINS
30. Beaker's relative : VIAL
33. G. & S. heroine, with 34 Across : PRINCESS
34. G. & S. work of 1882 : IOLANTHE
35. Caught without an umbrella : DRENCHED
36. Henpecked ones : ABUSEES
37. G. & S. burlesque : THESPIS
40. Banana fiber : ABACA
41. G. & S. ruler : MIKADO
42. Frightens : ALARMS
43. Carlsbad sight : CAVERN
44. Flower leaves : BRACTS
47. Yank at Oxford, e.g. : ALIEN
49. Name for Athena : ALEA
52. Noted Greek : ARI
54. Arikara : REE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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