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New York Times, Monday, November 11, 1974

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,221
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1. Fabulist : LIAR
5. Bahaman island : ABACO
10. Pronoun : THAT
14. Southern constellation : ARGO
15. Dud : LEMON
16. Cover : HIDE
17. Do one's duty : TOETHELINE
19. And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
20. Purpose : END
21. Heraldic marking : ORLE
22. Wrap tightly : SWATHE
24. Speck : MOTE
25. Historic period : EPOCH
26. Migrations : TREKS
28. Most chic : SMARTEST
31. Munsel forte : ARIA
32. River isles : AITS
33. Greek letter : RHO
34. Moderate : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
39. Roger! : OKE
40. Being: Fr. : ETRE
41. Shakespearean villain : IAGO
42. Goes over : REHASHES
44. March players : BANDS
46. Kefauver : ESTES
47. Versifier : BARD
48. Swap : BARTER
50. Greek letter : BETA
51. Hawaiian dish : POI
54. Word with shop : OLDE
55. Lacking in freedom : EARTHBOUND
58. Scent : ODOR
59. Moderate : ABATE
60. Bow, in Italy : ARCO
61. Spanks : TANS
62. Beer : LAGER
63. Whirl : REEL
1. Arrival-board word : LATE
2. ___ horse : IRON
3. Ancient : AGED
4. Go bad : ROT
5. Maydays : ALERTS
6. Charmer : BELLE
7. French friend : AMIE
8. Hoodwink : CON
9. Cross ___ (encounter) : ONESPATH
10. Get in ___ (participate) : THEACT
11. Set out : HITTHEROAD
12. Wife of Esau : ADAH
13. Distant: Prefix : TELE
18. Grapple : HOOK
23. Inferior : WORSE
24. Honey drink : MEAD
25. Discharge : EMIT
26. Moppet's transit : TRIKE
27. Apply pressure : RIDEHERDON
28. Strongboxes : SAFES
29. Chases, as flies : SHAGS
30. Hoopla : TODO
31. Cupid : AMOR
35. Moroccan wind : LESTE
36. Celestial : ETHEREAL
37. Bauxites : ORES
38. Covering : RIND
43. Flowers : ASTERS
44. Jones Beach visitor : BATHER
45. Kuwait native : ARAB
47. Miss Davis : BETTE
48. Italian shape : BOOT
49. Actor Alan : ALDA
50. Crow : BRAG
51. Absolute : PURE
52. Formerly : ONCE
53. Golden calf : IDOL
56. Arabian garment : ABA
57. Scull : OAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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