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New York Times, Friday, January 11, 1974

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { G J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Across
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V. P. known for underslung pipe : DAWES
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Animal in Holmes title : HOSS
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Crack, as skin : CHAP
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Heath genus : ERICA
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Medieval chest : ARCA
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Writer Grey : ZANE
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Early flared items : BELLBOTTOMPANTS
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Ribbed cloths of India : SATARAS
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Couple : PAIR
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Noun suffix : IER
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House plant : FERN
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Dolt : ASS
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Place for a muff : EAR
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Wood containers: Abbr. : BLS
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Spring bulb : TULIP
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Get ready for war : ARM
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Malay sailing boat : PROA
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City in Kansas : SALINA
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Dry era, to Hoover : NOBLEEXPERIMENT
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Lazy ones : IDLERS
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Put together : POOL
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Marriage-notice word : NEE
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Beaver features : TEETH
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Some grownups : MEN
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Guided : LED
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Attach : ADD
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Affirm : AVER
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Kind of ball or bid : CUE
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___ cash : SPOT
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Fruit in a song : BANANAS
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Pre-Depression event : WALLSTREETCRASH
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City in Penna. : ERIE
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Dubliners' land : EIRE
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Flavoring : ANISE
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Legal instrument : DEED
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Disfigurement : SCAR
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Kind of sore throat : STREP
Down
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Five-time aspirant for Presidency : DEBS
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Region : AREA
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Basketball name : WILT
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Pastry : ECLAIR
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Sword : SABRE
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Figurative items in a ring : HATS
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Remnant : ORT
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Famous trial figure : SCOPES
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Philippine island : SAMAR
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Ruler : CZAR
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Insect : ANT
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Footlike part : PES
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Rower : OAR
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River duck : PINTAIL
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John Held girl : FLAPPER
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Insane person: Fr. : ALIENE
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Did wrong : SINNED
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Excessive number : SPATE
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Ate away : ERODED
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Went easily : AMBLED
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Batter's place : BOX
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City of Germany : ULM
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Santa ___ : ANITA
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Qualifying word : PERHAPS
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Legal thing : RES
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Sellout sign : SRO
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Rent out : LET
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Geological age : EON
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___ system : METRIC
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Gained knowledge : LEARNT
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Underwood received 24 : VOTES
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Pet : CAT
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The last Mohican : UNCAS
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Vehicle : SLED
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Lager : BEER
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Malabar coast dweller : NAIR
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African fox : ASSE
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Name for a field dog : SHEP
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Weekday: Abbr. : WED
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Common verb : ARE
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Misinformation : LIE
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Period : ERA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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