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New York Times, Saturday, December 14, 1974

Author:
Elizabeth A. Yaro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Kind of slaw : COLE
5. Czech city, to Czechs : PRAHA
10. Prefix for sphere : HEMI
14. Cameo material : ONYX
15. "Iphigenia in ___" : AULIS
16. Marital cast-offs : EXES
17. Law of Moses : PENTATEUCH
19. Medicine-chest item : PILL
20. Excise or income : TAX
21. Skin: Prefix : DERM
22. Ma and Pa of movies : KETTLE
24. Negative prefixes : NONS
25. Lugosi : BELA
26. Nice or Brighton, e.g. : RESORT
29. Sheet-music character : HALFNOTE
33. Student, in France : ELEVE
34. In ___ parentis : LOCO
35. Reverberate : ECHO
36. Swamp : MIRE
37. "___ of Athens" : TIMON
38. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
39. Noisily busy : AHUM
40. Tied : EVEN
41. Full: It. : PIENI
42. Like Swiss bank accounts : NUMBERED
44. Defeated : BEATEN
45. "I'm all ___" : EARS
46. Oven : KILN
47. Helot's home : SPARTA
50. Senior, in France : AINE
51. Direction: Abbr. : SSE
54. Ratio representing 20 percent : IIN5
55. Multilingual works : PENTAGLOTS
58. Interweave : PLAT
59. ___ sanctum : INNER
60. Algerian city : ORAN
61. Son of Adam : SETH
62. Lacking : NEEDY
63. Carry on : WAGE
Down
1. Egyptian sect member : COPT
2. Selective Service rating : ONEA
3. Wildcat : LYNX
4. Switchboard hookup: Abbr. : EXT
5. Obvious : PATENT
6. Sorrowful ones : RUERS
7. Styptic base : ALUM
8. ___, haec, hoc : HIC
9. Ancient port of Palestine : ASHKELON
10. Of the Ionian Islands : HEPTANESIAN
11. Theater sign : EXIT
12. Pell-___ : MELL
13. Small land mass : ISLE
18. Look up to : ADORE
23. Sprite : ELF
24. Guy Fawkes Day : NOVEMBER5TH
25. Item brought home : BACON
26. Shuffle personnel : REMAN
27. Root or Yale : ELIHU
28. Immunological agent : SERUM
29. Returned, as a pigeon : HOMED
30. Musical group : OCTET
31. Scottish noble : THANE
32. Red dye : EOSIN
34. Cat's nine : LIVES
37. Turtle : TERRAPIN
41. Son of Eber : PELEG
43. Corrode : EAT
44. Consisting of two : BINARY
46. Tampered with, as a check : KITED
47. Tastes : SIPS
48. Atomic ___ : PILE
49. Medical course: Abbr. : ANAT
50. British queen : ANNE
51. Short-billed rail : SORA
52. Kind of party : STAG
53. Early slave : ESNE
56. Chemical ending : ENE
57. Temperature listing : LOW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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