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New York Times, Wednesday, November 20, 1974

Author: Mary Harris
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,230
Across Down
1. Beach swimming hazard : UNDERTOW
9. Smirk : SIMPER
15. Theater area : PARTERRE
16. ___ room (do dusting) : CLEANA
17. Outlawed baseball pitch : SPITBALL
18. Drag-race entry : HOTROD
19. Fencing sword : EPEE
20. Crucifixion scene : GOLGOTHA
22. Thrice: Prefix : TER
23. Garden flowers : PINKROSES
24. Twitching : TIC
25. Religious person : NUN
26. Miss Gam : RITA
29. Mass. town : ATHOL
32. Halley's ___ : COMET
34. Income or sales : TAX
35. Advice ignored by John Barrymore : KEEPALOWPROFILE
38. Pier union: Abbr. : ILA
39. Abounding in green growth : FERNY
40. Lighter parts : WICKS
41. Chagall : MARC
43. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATS
44. Cub-scout unit : DEN
45. Chewy snack : TOFFEEBAR
48. Doctors' degrees : MDS
51. Writing-paper size : FOOLSCAP
52. Plain : BARE
53. Threatening words : ORELSE
55. Of a river bank : RIPARIAN
57. Most faint : PALEST
58. Wind, rain, cold, etc. : ELEMENTS
59. Others, in Alsace : AUTRES
60. Native of an Alpine area : TYROLESE
1. Unexpected victory : UPSET
2. Section of a cone : NAPPE
3. Laundry appliance : DRIER
4. Feminine suffix : ETTE
5. C.S.A. soldier : REB
6. Poignant : TRAGIC
7. Sweater yarn : ORLON
8. Actor's hairpiece, usually : WELLKNOWNSECRET
9. Sailing ship : SCHOONER
10. Small islands : ILOTS
11. Irish drinking cup : METHER
12. Like freeloaders : PARASITIC
13. Wine: Prefix : ENO
14. Energy unit : RAD
21. Out of sorts : GRUMPY
23. Rice dish : PILAF
24. ___ banana : TOP
27. Discourse : TALK
28. Woodsmen's needs : AXES
29. Tamiroff : AKIM
30. Tissue layer : TELA
31. Deeply sincere : HEARTFELT
32. Conqueror of Mexico : CORTES
33. Pisa landmark : TOWER
36. Handbills : LEAFLETS
37. ___ de siècle : FIN
42. Office oasis : COOLER
44. Like Beau Brummell : DAPPER
46. Castle ditch : FOSSE
47. British astronomer : BAILY
48. Mount Desert's state : MAINE
49. Mild oaths : DRATS
50. Common or horse : SENSE
52. Singer Jacques : BREL
53. W. W. II agency : OPA
54. Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
56. Common Latin word : AMO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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