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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

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Across
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Candlestick jumper : JACK
5
Set-to : SCRAP
10
“___ Yesterday” : BORN
14
Black : EBON
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Puritanical one : PRUDE
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Melville work : OMOO
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Asian lemur : LORI
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Carpenter’s tool : AUGER
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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
Down
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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
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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
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Eva or Magda : GABOR
34
French school : ECOLE
35
East Indian nut : BETEL
37
Toper : SOT
38
Road curve : ESS
40
Nosy one : PRYER
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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
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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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