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New York Times, Wednesday, August 7, 1974

Author: Elizabeth A. Yaro
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { C J Q W }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,125
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1. Composer Bela : BARTOK
7. Kind of circus : FLEA
11. Bee: Prefix : API
14. Disinclined : AVERSE
15. Incline, as a ship : LIST
16. Prohibit : BAN
17. Lively dances : GALOPS
18. Aware of : ONTO
19. Ways: Abbr. : STS
20. Performer : ARTIST
22. N.Z. native : MAORI
24. Marsh birds : BITTERNS
27. Hunter : NIMROD
28. ___ carte : ALA
29. In addition : YET
30. Largish : SIZABLE
31. Skillful : DEFT
33. Flier : LEAFLET
35. Praise : EXTOL
37. Peking V.I.P. : MAO
38. Minuteman's need : RIFLE
42. Activate anew : RESPARK
45. Farmer's concern : SOIL
46. Big blow : TORNADO
49. Code or gun : ZIP
51. Adjective suffix : IAL
52. Approximately : AROUND
53. Bright birds : TANAGERS
55. African animal : OKAPI
56. Real dilly : GASSER
57. Elected ones : INS
58. Tide : NEAP
60. Island off China : HAINAN
64. Predetermined : SET
65. Noisy outburst : GALE
66. Utterly foolish : INSANE
67. Mouse: Suffix : MYS
68. African village : STAD
69. Turbot genus : PSETTA
1. Grab or wind : BAG
2. Gardner : AVA
3. Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
4. Animal cry : TROAT
5. Fish hawk : OSPREY
6. Small falcon : KESTREL
7. Site of George Eliot's mill : FLOSS
8. Pocket gatherings : LINT
9. Boston time zone : EST
10. Dressing-table item : ATOMIZER
11. Engross : ABSORB
12. Make the rounds : PATROL
13. Kind of job : INSIDE
21. Music direction : INTEMPO
23. Violins : AMATIS
24. Ordered : BADE
25. Holly : ILEX
26. White House name : TAFT
27. Nothing : NIL
30. Italian count and family : SFORZAS
32. In shreds : TORNUP
34. Shoe size : AAA
36. Tendencies : LEANINGS
39. ___ gras (goose liver) : FOIE
40. Misleading one : LIAR
41. Building wings : ELLS
43. Parcel carrier's abbreviation : SDD
44. Affinity : KINSHIP
46. Chinese religion : TAOISM
47. Islands off Scotland : ORKNEY
48. Marshmallow outings : ROASTS
50. Hymns : PAEANS
53. Recorded : TAPED
54. Gray, in Paris : GRISE
56. Festive : GALA
59. Consume : EAT
61. Turner or Cole : NAT
62. Hill builder : ANT
63. Education org. : NEA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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