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New York Times, Wednesday, January 2, 1974

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,908

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Across
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Weapon : SABER
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Substance : PITH
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Fordham athletes : RAMS
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Nitrogen : AZOTE
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Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
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Way out : EXIT
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Do fashion work : MODEL
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Dull : SLOW
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Mintage item : DIME
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Ordinary : EVERYDAY
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Ali Baba's brother : CASSIM
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Proper or common word : NOUN
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Musical piece : SOLO
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Climbs a tree : SHINS
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Current year : MCMLXXIV
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Barracuda : SPET
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Menu listing : ENTREE
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Time : ERA
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Sea anemone : POLYP
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Clock numerals : III
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Jerks : YANKS
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Wrath : IRE
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"___ your ears" : LENDME
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Moore or Riley : POET
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Feud : VENDETTA
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Flaxen : BLOND
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Apiece : EACH
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Musical passage: Abbr. : CRES
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___ off (do in a hurry) : POLISH
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Lot-buyer's concern : FRONTAGE
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Excited : AGOG
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That: Lat. : ILLE
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Vetches : TARES
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Early age of man : IRON
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Like the traditional pin : NEAT
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Particulars : ITEMS
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Shows a profit : NETS
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Yawn : GAPE
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New ___ on life : LEASE
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Ditto : SAME
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Black Sea arm : AZOV
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Augur : BODE
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Pre-Xmas week, to a child : ETERNITY
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Trust : RELYON
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Certain Italian : PISAN
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In a casual way : IDLY
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Spanish uncle : TIO
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Why? : HOWCOME
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Boston nine : REDSOX
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Pivotal line : AXIS
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Miss Benzell : MIMI
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Pipe part : STEM
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Great actress : DUSE
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Up one's ___ : ALLEY
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Gauzy fabric : SCRIM
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Germ cell : SPORE
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Hayes : HELEN
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Where Oenone dwelt : MTIDA
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Inert gas : XENON
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Annoyed : IRKED
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Immense : VAST
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Racetrack tout, in England : SPIV
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Beethoven symphony : NINTH
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Excuses : PLEAS
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Renegade : APOSTATE
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Art work : ETCHING
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Spanish river : EBRO
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Condescends : DEIGNS
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Kind of soup : LENTIL
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Canea's island : CRETE
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Suffering : PAIN
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Monster : OGRE
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Spoils : LOOT
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To-do : FLAP
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Region : AREA
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Crown ornaments : GEMS
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Actual being : ESSE
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Grassland : LEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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