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New York Times, Thursday, January 31, 1974

Author:
Joan DeRosso
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,937
Across
1. "Twelfth Night" heroine : VIOLA
6. Entreat : PLEAD
11. Davis or Ryder : CUP
14. Composers' org. : ASCAP
15. Metric measure : LITRE
16. Number : ONE
17. Site of the Eiffel Tower : CHAMPDEMARS
19. Short snort : NIP
20. Malleable : PLIANT
21. Malicious : CATTY
23. Unusual : OFFBEAT
26. French novelist : BARRES
27. Name of a sort : ALIAS
28. Author Anatole : FRANCE
30. Light colors : TANS
31. Memento of a ski spill : SPLINT
33. Child's game : TAG
36. Orators' park : HYDE
37. "___ you believe it?" : WOULD
38. Whale: Prefix : CETO
39. Direction: Abbr. : SSE
40. Ailing : SICKLY
41. Surrounded by : AMID
42. McFarland of "Our Gang" : SPANKY
44. Sufficient : AMPLE
45. Winter sport : SKIING
47. Humility : MODESTY
49. Course : TREND
50. Miss Muffet's companion : SPIDER
52. ___ room : REC
53. Glamorous era, in France : BELLEEPOQUE
58. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
59. Actor Delon : ALAIN
60. All, in Paris : TOUTE
61. ___ Willie Winkie : WEE
62. Taunts : GIBES
63. Kind of thief : SNEAK
Down
1. Holiday: Abbr. : VAC
2. Sort of: Suffix : ISH
3. Wood sorrel : OCA
4. One use for a candlestick or wine bottle : LAMPBASE
5. Crab and love : APPLES
6. Fold : PLEAT
7. Delineate : LIMN
8. Coup d'___ : ETAT
9. Timetable abbr. : ARR
10. Warble : DESCANT
11. Embarrassing moment : CONTRETEMPS
12. Combine : UNITE
13. Diarist : PEPYS
18. Day, in Lima : DIA
22. Place d'Etoile sight : ARC
23. Curses : OATHS
24. Rebukes strongly : FLAYS
25. Decadent : FINDESIECLE
26. Toss around : BANDY
28. Depending on chance : FLUKY
29. Small stream : RILL
31. Playground equipment : SWING
32. Kind of mark : POCK
34. Inclined : ATILT
35. "Lady's Book" publisher : GODEY
38. African republic : CAMEROON
40. Coerce crudely : SANDBAG
43. Rolling or clothes : PIN
44. Experts : ADEPTS
45. Last thing : STRAW
46. Greek island, to Greeks : KRETE
47. Bearings : MIENS
48. Poem : ODE
50. Pitcher's plate : SLAB
51. Ballet step : PLIE
54. Wallach : ELI
55. Canadian province: Abbr. : QUE
56. Actress Hagen : UTA
57. Comic-strip sound : EEK

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

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