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New York Times, Thursday, September 12, 1974

Author: Mary Harris
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,161
Across Down
1. Deli offering : PASTRAMI
9. Rascal : SCAMP
14. Under criticism : ONTHEPAN
15. Secret doctrine : CABALA
17. Moving furtively : STEALING
18. Asian oil port : ABADAN
19. Like a honky-tonk piano : TINNY
20. Before Atlantic or Pacific : TRANS
22. Eur. country : ENG
23. Easter ___ : EGG
24. Belgian city : GHENT
25. Tick, for one : MITE
26. Regretted : RUED
28. Take time out : REST
29. Mushroom delicacy : MOREL
30. Honor : SALUTE
32. Cocktail : SIDECAR
34. Caterpillar's meal : LEAF
36. Stopper : CORK
37. Type of desk : ROLLTOP
40. Take the ___ : PLUNGE
44. Chairman's need : GAVEL
45. Merriment : GLEE
47. Ring : PEAL
48. Declare : AVER
49. Campus cap: Var. : BEANY
50. Bathing-suit part : BRA
51. Ford ex-aide J. F. ___ Horst : TER
52. Rendezvous : TRYST
53. Eat noisily : SLURP
55. Corrida victim : ELTORO
57. Works by an Italian master : TIEPOLOS
59. Ski race : SLALOM
60. Restore dry farmland : IRRIGATE
61. Daisy : OXEYE
62. Clustered : CENTERED
1. Toulouse-Lautrec specialties : POSTERS
2. Leeward island : ANTIGUA
3. Famous Yankee-Met : STENGEL
4. Comparative word : THAN
5. Trust, with "on" : RELY
6. Bee: Prefix : API
7. "___ lifeboats!" : MANTHE
8. Entrance : INGRESS
9. Meager : SCANT
10. Taxis : CABS
11. Arabian garment : ABA
12. Sweet wine : MADEIRA
13. Container for ferns, etc. : PLANTER
16. Backer : ANGEL
21. Frolicsome : ANTIC
24. Word for Peter or Alexander : GREAT
25. Scale model : MOCKUP
27. More boring : DULLER
29. Blackbird : MERL
31. Show and ___ : TELL
33. Disney dwarf : DOPEY
35. Stuffed shirt : FOGEY
37. Resort near Amalfi : RAVELLO
38. Burden excessively : OVERTAX
39. Impressionable : PLASTIC
41. Of a galaxy : NEBULAR
42. Strangle : GARROTE
43. Went by : ELAPSED
44. Pearly ___ : GATES
46. All : ENTIRE
49. Pasture grass : BROME
52. New York city : TROY
53. Point of land : SPIT
54. Theater part : LOGE
56. Rah! : OLE
58. Sea eagle : ERN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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