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New York Times, Wednesday, January 30, 1974

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,936
Across
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Declines : EBBS
5
Foot: Prefix : PODO
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British barleys : BIGGS
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Loud sound : CLAP
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Word of assent : AMEN
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"___ and his money ... " : AFOOL
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Not in conformity : OUTOFLINE
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Prefix for mural : INTRA
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Be the cause of : LEADUPTO
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Alter a skirt : REHEM
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Sea birds : ERNES
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Businessman : TRADER
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Wingdings : SPREES
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Info : DOPE
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Wrong : OFF
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Skips over : ELIDES
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Gore Vidal subject : BURR
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Plan : DIAGRAM
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Cruet contents : VINEGAR
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Saint and mystic of Spain : TERESA
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Newsman Gardner et al. : HYS
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Arias : SOLI
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Ida Tarbell targets : TRUSTS
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Save : UNLESS
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Neighbor of Luzon : SAMAR
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Mottled : PINTO
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Avoid humiliation : SAVEFACE
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Loosened : UNDID
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Outwit : GETAROUND
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___ de cacao : CREME
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Islamic names : ALIS
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Eye layer : UVEA
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Pueblo people : KERES
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Happy feeling : GLEE
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Lacking: Suffix : LESS
Down
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School: Fr. : ECOLE
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More unhappy : BLUER
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Philippine island group : BATAN
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China from England : SPODE
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Insect antenna : PALP
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Neglect : OMIT
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Indicated : DENOTED
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At ___ (agreed) : ONE
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Puppeteer Bil : BAIRD
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Reluctant assent : IFNEEDBE
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Experience : GOTHROUGH
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Garment insert : GORE
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"Doll's House" sound effect : SLAM
18
Worrywart : FUSSER
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Town officers : REEVES
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Box-score entry : ASSIST
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Missouri tributary : PLATTE
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Versifiers: Var. : RIMERS
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Importune : PRAY
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Strays : ERRS
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Literary works : ODES
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String: It. : FILO
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Be classified as : FALLUNDER
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Stall : GAINTIME
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Gamal Abdel : NASSER
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Author Bertrand : RUSSELL
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Mineral deposits : LODES
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Tangled : AFOUL
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Word for a decade : MAUVE
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Rashes : ACNES
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As ___ a beet : REDAS
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Shakespearean sprite : PUCK
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Concerning : INRE
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End in ___ (be even) : ATIE
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Amphora : VASE
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Funny line : GAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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