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New York Times, Thursday, January 23, 1975

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K M Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,294
Across
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Four or point : PETIT
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Jewelers' devices : DOPS
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County in N.C. : ASHE
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An ___ the ground : EARTO
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English portraitist : OPIE
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Jets' home : SHEA
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Garson : GREER
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Strongholds : GARRISONS
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Marienbad, for one : SPA
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Old World duck : POCHARD
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Meadow grass : RIE
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Tuscany city : SIENA
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Having claws : TALONED
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Separated : ASUNDER
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Paris seasons : ETES
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Meaning : PURPORT
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Belgrade native : SERBIAN
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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"___ is enough" : ONCE
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Quarrels : DUSTUPS
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Austere : SPARTAN
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Feathered : PENNATE
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Countermove : RIPOSTE
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Beer : LAGER
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Miss Claire : INA
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Resplendent : AUREATE
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___ Antonio : SAN
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With enthusiasm : FERVENTLY
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Singer Frankie : LAINE
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Like some verse : FREE
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Hercules's captive : IOLE
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Sky: Prefix : URANO
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Proofreader's mark : STET
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City in Rumania : ARAD
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Antelope of India : SASIN
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Throws a baseball : PEGS
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Frontier lawman : EARP
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Holds dear : TREASURES
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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Lusitania's nemesis : TORPEDO
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Two-wheeled carriage : DOGCART
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Pittsburgh players : PIRATES
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Notched : SERRATE
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Stupid one : ASS
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" . . . all shaven and ___" : SHORN
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Skater Sonja : HENIE
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Let up on : EASED
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Lazy one : IDLER
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Something unique : ONER
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Secretly : INPETTO
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U.S. penologist : OSBORNE
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Copied : APED
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Sea of Borneo : SULU
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Wood mosaics : INTARSIAS
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"Was it ___ I saw?" (palindrome) : ACAT
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Heavenly bears : URSAE
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Garden flower : PETUNIA
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Deep snoring : STERTOR
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Spread out : SPLAYED
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Fuel : PEAT
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Millet subject : ANGELUS
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Moroccan natives : RIFFS
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Unmoving : INERT
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Gay ___ : PAREE
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Years: Lat. : ANNI
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Gas for signs : NEON
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Kind of doctor, for short : VET
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Constellation : ARA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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