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New York Times, Tuesday, September 24, 1974

Author: E. R. Galli
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,173
Across Down
1. ___ majesty : LESE
5. Family man : PAPA
9. Decision on a slider : SAFE
13. Envelope abbr. : ATTN
14. Fall drink : CIDER
15. U.S.S.R. mountains : URAL
16. Run-down urban area : SHANTYTOWN
18. Garden tool : RAKE
19. Unbroken expanse : REACH
20. Insect with forceps : EARWIG
22. Violent change : CATACLYSM
26. Lugubrious : TEARY
27. Bad-luck charm : HOODOO
28. Large bears : KODIAKS
30. Responsibility : ONUS
31. Bookkeeper's concern : PAYROLL
33. Rainy : WET
34. Full house : SELLOUT
35. Tippler : SOT
38. Doing a Vegas job : DEALING
39. Wild animal: Lat. : FERA
40. Former papal seat : AVIGNON
42. Nuclear giants : HBOMBS
44. Parting word at Orly : ADIEU
45. Certain social system : WELFARISM
47. Cut deeply : GASHED
49. ___ eye on (watches) : HASAN
50. Water: Sp. : AGUA
51. Antiaircraft artillery : ACKACKGUNS
56. Ananias : LIAR
57. Big game : MOOSE
58. Blue-pencil : EDIT
59. Convinced : SOLD
60. Miss Negri : POLA
61. Erotic : SEXY
1. Musical notes : LAS
2. Old verb suffix : ETH
3. Get going : STARTOUT
4. Groups of nine : ENNEADS
5. Concise : PITHY
6. Bustle : ADO
7. Seat of a sort : PEW
8. English composer : ARNE
9. Like Dali : SURREAL
10. British Guiana Indian : ARAWAK
11. Hindu ascetics : FAKIRS
12. Gray work : ELEGY
14. Massive : CYCLOPEAN
17. Tijuana fare : TACO
21. Not quite upright : ATILT
22. Black-tongued dog : CHOW
23. First-rate : AONE
24. Sight from the Narrows : SKYLINE
25. Dimwit : MORON
29. C.S.A. sympathizer in the North : DOUGHFACE
32. Concede : ALLOW
34. Musical transition : SEGUE
35. Clad like Venus de Milo : SEMINUDE
36. Eyes : ORBS
37. Australia's neighbor: Abbr. : TASM
38. Perseverer : DIEHARD
39. Ranges for food : FORAGES
40. Slow movement, in music : ADAGIO
41. Audio-___ : VISUAL
43. Enjoy the beach : BASK
44. Bedouin headcords : AGALS
46. Asian capital : LHASA
48. Restrain : DAMP
52. Bird sound : COO
53. ___ Nidre : KOL
54. "Nothing doing!" : NIX
55. Mudhole of a sort : STY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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