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New York Times, Monday, March 18, 1974

Author:
Samuel H. Barkan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,983
Across
1. French word of regret : HELAS
6. Church recess : APSE
10. Side dish : SLAW
14. Period of history : EPOCH
15. Lizard: Prefix : SAUR
16. Musical closing : CODA
17. Prefix for grade or active : RETRO
18. Popular lead at bridge : SINGLETON
20. Military problem-people : DESERTERS
22. ___ nous : ENTRE
23. Weight units : TONS
24. Watch over : ATTEND
25. Lynx : BOBCAT
28. Thing of beauty : GEM
29. Sea nymph : NEREID
30. Start of a happy-go-lucky phrase : EASYCOME
35. Flower : ASTER
36. Insect : ANT
37. Dynamo's output : POWER
38. "Wish-you-were-here" medium : POSTCARD
40. Break away : SECEDE
41. Danube city : ULM
42. Be inclined : CHOOSE
43. Updike animal : RABBIT
47. Bouillon or bisque : SOUP
48. Motionless : INERT
49. Beethoven sonata : MOONLIGHT
54. Head off : FORESTALL
56. Weird : EERIE
57. Raines : ELLA
58. Honey source : HIVE
59. Reunion people : GRADS
60. Clarinet part : REED
61. Big shot : ONER
62. Caucasian : OSSET
Down
1. Drover's concern : HERD
2. Dueling piece : EPEE
3. Oodles : LOTS
4. Land unit : ACRE
5. Bypasses : SHORTCIRCUITS
6. Concur : ASSENT
7. Bridge groupings : PAIRS
8. Enjoys a nice day : SUNS
9. Work unit : ERG
10. Bloodhound's quest : SCENT
11. Singer Lehmann : LOTTE
12. Decorate : ADORN
13. Neared an end : WANED
19. Biblical plea : LETMYPEOPLEGO
21. Tailless creature : TOAD
24. Roman bronze : AES
25. Kiss, in Madrid : BESO
26. Scraps : ORTS
27. Symbol of redness : BEET
28. Shore passage : GAT
29. Rug feature : NAP
30. Complete : END
31. Hepburn role : COCO
32. Is obliged for : OWES
33. Early Asian : MEDE
34. Poetic word : ERE
36. Pitcher's concern : ARM
39. Height: Abbr. : ALT
40. Avoid : SHUN
42. Poky : COOLER
43. More abundant : RIFER
44. American lizard : ANOLE
45. Comedian Milton : BERLE
46. Grocery staple : BREAD
47. Work out : SOLVE
49. Street name : MAIN
50. People engaged in: Suffix : IERS
51. Mardi ___ : GRAS
52. Hair's companion : HIDE
53. Quiz : TEST
55. Even if, for short : THO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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