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New York Times, Monday, December 2, 1974

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,242
Across
1. Diplomacy : TACT
5. Boston orchestra : POPS
9. Mine car : TRAM
13. Melville novel : OMOO
14. Encourages : ABETS
16. Defect : HOLE
17. Man of many marches : JOHNPHILIPSOUSA
20. Declaim : ORATE
21. Linden tree : TEIL
22. Be off guard : NOD
23. Celebrated : NOTED
26. Sedate : STAID
28. Talk idly : GAS
30. Exacerbates : IRES
32. Facing a glacier : STOSS
34. Spanish gold : ORO
35. Kind of soul : TIMID
37. Light gas : ETHER
39. Rinse : LAVE
41. Cobblers' supplies : SOLES
43. Excellent : AONE
44. Mandolin parts : FRETS
46. Menu item : SALAD
48. World power : USA
49. Water buffalo : ARNEE
51. Fractional prefix : SEMI
52. Influenced : LED
53. Pastry items : TARTS
55. Make appropriations : SPEND
57. Emden exclamation : ACH
59. Vehicle : AUTO
61. Ones on the move : GOERS
64. Man with a doctrine : PRESIDENTMONROE
68. Agra attire : SARI
69. Banquet bigwig : EMCEE
70. Hand over : CEDE
71. Picher : EWER
72. Center : SEAT
73. Delightful spot : EDEN
Down
1. Japanese general : TOJO
2. Cupid : AMOR
3. Hit song of W. W. I : COHANSOVERTHERE
4. Lone Ranger's friend : TONTO
5. Exclamation : PAH
6. Tokyo sash : OBI
7. Hide : PELT
8. Farm enclosures : STIES
9. Conjunction, for short : THO
10. Having poor posture : ROUNDSHOULDERED
11. Too : ALSO
12. Western lake : MEAD
15. Cooking devices : SPITS
18. ___ four (teacake) : PETIT
19. List : SLATE
24. Greek goddess : ERIS
25. Populace : DEMOS
27. Tiny bit : IOTA
28. Popular pastime : GOLF
29. Palm cockatoo : ARARA
31. Deane of Continental Congress : SILAS
33. Be aware of : SENSE
36. Crosses out : DELES
38. Understand : READ
40. Heating vessel : ETNA
42. Coarse hominy : SAMP
45. Caravansary : SERAI
47. San ___ : DIEGO
50. Musical work : ETUDE
54. Comes from : STEMS
56. Present occasion : NONCE
57. Church section : APSE
58. Crop : CRAW
60. Formerly : ONCE
62. Took the roller coaster : RODE
63. Witnessed : SEEN
65. Title : SIR
66. Sri Lanka export : TEA
67. Shea athlete : MET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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