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New York Times, Friday, January 18, 1974

Author:
Thomas Sheehan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,924
Across
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African grass : ALFA
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Apply the sponge : ERASE
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London quarter : SOHO
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Hawk : SELL
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Decorative design : DECAL
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God of thunder : THOR
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Inspirational quote, with 41 and 52 Across : TOOLOWTHEYBUILD
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Do ___ (share the burden) : ONESPART
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Gurkha's relative : SEPOY
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Source of poi : TARO
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Roman 103 : CIII
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False rumor : CANARD
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Part of a Christmas-card address : MRANDMRS
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Cancel, as a space shot : ABORT
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Author of quote, with 5 Down : YOUNG
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Cereal : OAT
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Hamelin's undesirables : RATS
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Printing measures : ENS
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Roman public games : LUDI
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Part of a chair back : SPLAT
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Insinuated oneself : GOTIN
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More of quote : WHOBUILD
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Words for Sophie Tucker : REDHOT
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Javanese tree : UPAS
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Word on the Biblical wall : MENE
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Aaron and others : BURRS
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Area of Manhattan : EASTSIDE
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End the quote : BENEATHTHESTARS
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" ... a bushel ___ peck" : ANDA
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Caning material: Var. : RATAN
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Matures : AGES
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Back-fence noise : MEOU
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Revise a text : EMEND
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Took the bus : RODE
Down
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Apropos of : ASTO
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Trotsky : LEON
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Berg's cousin : FLOE
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Some athletes : ALLSTARS
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See 32 Across : EDWARD
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Prefix with grade and active : RETRO
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After sieben : ACHT
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So, in Scotland : SAE
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Fields of mythology : ELYSIAN
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Without reason : STUPID
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McKinley's state : OHIO
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Kind of terror : HOLY
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Military weapons: Abbr. : ORD
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Painting style of the 60's : OPART
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Fellow creature : BEING
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Crumb's colleague : CRUST
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Poet Thomas : CAREW
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Discomfit : ABASH
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___ mention (besides) : NOTTO
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Single-celled organism : MONAD
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Cave entrance : MOUTH
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A.M. or F.M. : RADIO
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Pinch pennies : STINT
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Cheerleader's specialties : YELLS
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Navigator's guide : LODESTAR
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Above: Prefix : SUPRA
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Money unit of Mideast : PIASTRE
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Refined guys : GENTS
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Kind of crat : BUREAU
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Repeat the message : RESEND
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Admiral Alfred Thayer ___ : MAHAN
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Well: Prefix : BENE
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Loosen, as laces : UNDO
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Feminine ending : ETTE
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Ancient of "Othello" : IAGO
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Scott : DRED
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Common Latin verb : ESSE
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Comic-strip sound : BAM
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Emoter : HAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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