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New York Times, Monday, December 30, 1974

Author: Leonard Sussman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F H J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Leonard Sussman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,270
Across Down
1. Musical passage : CODA
5. Struck : SMOTE
10. Sharp pang : STAB
14. Like peas in ___ : APOD
15. Tree of Southwest : PINON
16. Sprinter's goal : TAPE
17. Nutty over : GAGA
18. Place for a quill pen : ESCRITOIRE
20. Refined quality : ELEGANCE
22. Large sea bird : GANNET
23. Londonderry, etc. : AIRS
24. Ants : EMMETS
25. Supply : STORE
26. ___ Flow : SCAPA
27. Wander about : GAD
28. Equips, as a military tank : ARMORS
30. Donates, in Scotland : GIES
34. Medicinal plants : ALOES
36. Indonesian island group : ARU
37. Nairobi's land : KENYA
38. Heroic tale : SAGA
39. Protests in a way : SITSIN
41. Capitol man: Abbr. : SEN
42. A.L. team : TWINS
44. Pork and veal : MEATS
46. Cooking herbs : BASILS
48. Chinese wax : PELA
49. Unperturbed : SEDATE
50. Mexican grass : TEOSINTE
54. Places for lookouts : CROWSNESTS
56. Relative of etc. : ETAL
57. Odd, in Glasgow : ORRA
58. Jalopy : CRATE
59. U.S. agency : NLRB
60. Partly diminished : WANY
61. Dog-___ : EARED
62. Word in New Year's song : SYNE
1. U.S. composer John : CAGE
2. Gem : OPAL
3. Ruthless code : DOGEATDOG
4. Slow, in music : ADAGIO
5. "Faerie Queene" creator : SPENSER
6. This and that: Abbr. : MISC
7. "___ bitten . . . " : ONCE
8. Rocky height : TOR
9. Puzzling things : ENIGMAS
10. Period of history : STONEAGE
11. Corrupt : TAINT
12. ___ midi : APRES
13. Vegetable : BEET
19. Press down : TAMP
21. Wall hanging : ARRAS
24. Tan colors : ECRUS
25. Part of a casa : SALA
26. Out of ___ : SORTS
27. Blimp's need : GAS
29. Bounding and water : MAINS
31. Right away : INSTANTLY
32. Mona Lisa's strong points : EYES
33. ___ Marino : SAN
35. Erodes : EATSAWAY
37. Targets of doctors' hammers : KNEES
39. Library sign : SILENCE
40. Forced upon : IMPOSED
43. At one's ___ end : WITS
45. Noncitizens : ALIENS
46. Baseball's Yogi : BERRA
47. Decorate : ADORN
49. Unwieldy craft : SCOW
50. Ruler : TSAR
51. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
52. Mountain lake : TARN
53. German river : ELBE
55. Time period : ERA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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