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New York Times, Monday, November 4, 1974

Author: Henry V. Straka
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,214
Across Down
1. Declaim : ORATE
6. Moist : DAMP
10. Dugout : ABRI
14. Caesar, for one : ROMAN
15. Concert passage : ARIA
16. Sea: Ger. : MEER
17. Victor Herbert operetta : NAUGHTYMARIETTA
20. Go wrong : ERR
21. Macaws : ARAS
22. Safe at first : ONBASE
23. Blue-grape product : ENIN
24. Ancient music halls : ODEA
25. Spanish leader : FRANCO
28. Holstein-___ (cattle breed) : FRIESIAN
32. Belgian marble : RANCE
33. Walking sticks : CANES
34. Observe : SEE
35. French guardian spirit : ANGE
36. Son of Priam : PARIS
37. Being: Fr. : ETRE
38. One of the Three Stooges : MOE
39. Fine cottons : PIMAS
40. Tartan : PLAID
41. Matriculated : ENROLLED
43. Basic groups : CADRES
44. French composer : LALO
45. Golfers' objectives : PARS
46. City of central Kansas : SALINA
49. Silkworm : ERIA
50. Superior–Huron canals : SOO
53. Rudolf Friml operetta : THEVAGABONDKING
56. Bacteriologist's wire : OESE
57. Genesis man : ENOS
58. Sea duck : EIDER
59. Feather: Prefix : PTER
60. Beach sight : DUNE
61. Cubic meter : STERE
1. Department of France : ORNE
2. Zoo sound : ROAR
3. Asian river : AMUR
4. Child's game : TAG
5. Intensify : ENHANCE
6. Israeli name : DAYAN
7. Babes in ___ : ARMS
8. Miss Farrow : MIA
9. Irreverent writings : PARODIES
10. Protozoans : AMEBAS
11. Greek letter : BETA
12. Soaks, as flax : RETS
13. Dies ___ : IRAE
18. Musical work : TRIO
19. Arrow poisons : INEES
23. Noun suffix : ENCE
24. Local birdlife : ORNIS
25. Art-store purchase : FRAME
26. Talked at length : RANON
27. Fury : ANGER
28. Unit of electricity : FARAD
29. Babylonian goddess : ISTAR
30. Eagle's nest : AERIE
31. Requires : NEEDS
33. Small acting role : CAMEO
36. Looted : PILLAGED
37. Times of yore : ELDS
39. Level ground, in Spain : PLANA
40. Pompous shows : PARADES
42. Twist or Hardy : OLIVER
43. Son of Adam : CAIN
45. Literary output : PROSE
46. Obey a traffic sign : STOP
47. Egyptian season : AHET
48. ___ majesty : LESE
49. Black : EBON
50. Bounding line : SIDE
51. Remarkable person : ONER
52. Monster : OGRE
54. Babylonian god : ANU
55. Set of tools : KIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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