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New York Times, Saturday, September 21, 1974

Author: Leonard Sussman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Leonard Sussman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,170
Across Down
1. Candlestick jumper : JACK
5. Set-to : SCRAP
10. "___ Yesterday" : BORN
14. Black : EBON
15. Puritanical one : PRUDE
16. Melville work : OMOO
17. Asian lemur : LORI
18. Carpenter's tool : AUGER
19. Biblical preposition : UNTO
20. Chinese fruits: Var. : LUNGANS
22. Golf-bag item : NIBLICK
24. Hurry : HASTE
26. Terhune subject : LAD
27. Cloak : MANTA
30. Hirt and others : ALS
32. Mideast area : NEGEB
36. Genesis name : ENOS
37. Rascal : SCAPEGRACE
39. Clamor : DIN
40. Millay or Dickinson : POETESS
41. Science study: Abbr. : BOT
42. Learns : ASCERTAINS
44. Links feature : HOLE
45. Suspicious : LEERY
46. Two and three: Abbr. : NOS
47. Edible mushroom : MOREL
48. Radiation dose : REM
50. Tibet's neighbor : NEPAL
52. Stella ___ : POLARIS
56. Park-pond sight : ROWBOAT
60. Send forth : EMIT
61. Protection : AEGIS
63. Gaelic : ERSE
64. Northern Japanese : AINU
65. Noted revolutionist : MARAT
66. Pelvic bones : ILIA
67. Check : STEM
68. In ___ (confined) : IRONS
69. ___ beer : NEAR
1. Become definite : JELL
2. Eastern name : ABOU
3. Belt or pone : CORN
4. ___ of the road (hobos) : KNIGHTS
5. Extends over : SPANS
6. Crab or shrimp : CRUSTACEAN
7. Persian ___ : RUG
8. Arabian port : ADEN
9. Jeopardy : PERIL
10. Hoover Dam's old name : BOULDER
11. All-inclusive prefix : OMNI
12. Campus military org. : ROTC
13. Cranny's cousin : NOOK
21. Motorists' org. : AAA
23. Hair style : BANGS
25. High spirits : ELATION
27. Olympian's quest : MEDAL
28. Cordial flavor : ANISE
29. Particular occasion : NONCE
31. Poetic stanza : SPENSERIAN
33. Eva or Magda : GABOR
34. French school : ECOLE
35. East Indian nut : BETEL
37. Toper : SOT
38. Road curve : ESS
40. Nosy one : PRYER
43. Literary mistake : ERRATUM
44. German painter : HOLBEIN
47. Crop : MAW
49. Resort city : MIAMI
51. Emily et al. : POSTS
52. Symbols of similarity : PEAS
53. Fail to mention : OMIT
54. Do a tailoring job : LINE
55. Char : SEAR
57. Heraldic band : ORLE
58. ___ Minor : ASIA
59. Symbol of sorrow : TEAR
62. Twelve doz. : GRO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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