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New York Times, Saturday, October 19, 1974

Author:
David Crosatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across
1. Famed ballet-set designer : BAKST
6. Salver : TRAY
10. Toy-pistol ammo : CAPS
14. Mr. Heep : URIAH
15. Spanish shout : HOLA
16. State : UTAH
17. Door holder : HINGE
18. Boisterous play : ROMP
19. Grimace : MOUE
20. Wordsworth, Southey and Coleridge : LAKEPOETS
22. Seaweed : DULSE
23. Mr. Marner : SILAS
24. Young hen : PULLET
25. Vestment : ALB
28. Kennedy : TED
29. Body of an organism : SOMA
30. ___ Bay, Ore. : COOS
32. Renunciation : ABJURATION
37. Devilfish : MANTA
39. Kind of mail : AIR
40. Fabric : SERGE
41. Author of "Giant" : EDNAFERBER
44. Room in a casa : SALA
45. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
46. ___ off (cheat) : FOB
48. Final : NET
49. Kind of grave : WATERY
52. Snake : COBRA
54. Corpulent : OBESE
55. Converted one : PROSELYTE
59. Rich soil : LOAM
60. Match : BOUT
61. "Robin ___" : ADAIR
62. Actress Eleonora : DUSE
63. River in Sussex : OUSE
64. Author Lagerlof : SELMA
65. Gun : STEN
66. Engendered : BRED
67. Aligns : TRUES
Down
1. Style of furniture decoration : BUHL
2. Melody : ARIA
3. Rope flaw : KINK
4. Wise ones : SAGES
5. Frank Norris novel : THEPIT
6. Hackneyed : THREADBARE
7. Rhizomes, etc. : ROOTS
8. Charity : ALMS
9. Jabber : YAP
10. Piles up : CUMULATES
11. Bikini, for one : ATOLL
12. Caesura : PAUSE
13. Kind of music or lightning : SHEET
21. Olive genus : OLEA
22. French author : DUMAS
24. Through: Sp. : POR
25. Peak : ACME
26. Get a gun ready : LOAD
27. Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
29. Like a mountain goat : SUREFOOTED
31. Metternich et al. : STATESMEN
33. Sail : JIB
34. Tabriz's country : IRAN
35. Amorous stare : OGLE
36. Adroit : NEAT
38. Burning : AFIRE
42. Nevada city : ELY
43. Pilfers : ROBS
47. Face boldly : BREAST
49. Open tracts : WOLDS
50. Circa : ABOUT
51. Vex : TEASE
52. Small jar for oil, etc. : CRUSE
53. Shrub or tree : ALDER
55. Rain hard : POUR
56. Asian border river : YALU
57. "___ on my hands" : TIME
58. Epochs : ERAS
60. Shilling, in Soho : BOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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