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Tanaquil Le Clercq
Tanaquil Le Clercq

New York Times, Tuesday, January 8, 1974

26-Across : Defends

Author:
Tanaquil Le Clercq
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,914
Across
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Lulus : PIPS
5
Dress : GARB
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Mongoose of Asia : URVA
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___ bomb : ATOM
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Chair repairer : CANER
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___-do-well : NEER
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Western lily : SEGO
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Apart : ASIDE
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___ qua non : SINE
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Amiable peak in N.H. : MOUNTPLEASANT
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Arrival-board notation : LATE
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Drug-induced languor : KEF
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Mournfully : SADLY
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Defends : PROTECTS
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Trod the boards : ACTED
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Short, in France : BREF
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Kind of corn cake : HOE
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Frightened part of Arizona : PETRIFIEDFOREST
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___ pinch : INA
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Palo ___ : ALTO
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Fresh-water fish : PERCH
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Play both sides : STRADDLE
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Brown pigment : SEPIA
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French co. : CIE
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Abrupt tidal rise : BORE
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African tumbler : VICTORIAFALLS
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Miss Daniels of films : BEBE
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Range of the Rockies : UINTA
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Asian country : LAOS
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Plaza de ___ : TOROS
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Stone or Pound : EZRA
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Kind of laugh : LAST
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Actress Anna : STEN
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Sea or duck : DEAD
Down
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Dance step : PAS
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Particular : ITEM
3
Comic-strip character : POGO
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Burn without flame : SMOULDER
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Quebec peninsula : GASPE
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Indigo : ANIL
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Advise, old style : REDE
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Stop abruptly : BREAKOFF
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Risky : UNSAFE
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Check : REIN
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Outlet : VENT
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Common verb : ARE
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Spiteful : CATTY
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Actress Nita : NALDI
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Shampoo's follower : SET
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Fragrance : SCENT
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___ of roses : ATTAR
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Ready, in Paris : PRETE
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Fix over : REDO
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Colette novel : CHERI
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Tebaldi role : TOSCA
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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Sacred bull : APIS
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Coo's partner : BILL
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Movie effects : FADEOUTS
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Grand or comic : OPERA
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Forced back : REPELLED
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Emphasis : ACCENT
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Morse-code unit : DIT
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Living-room pieces : SOFAS
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___ twirler : BATON
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Miss Vague : VERA
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Disturbance : RIOT
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Concerning : INRE
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Idle : LAZE
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Marsh bird : SORA
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___ canto : BEL
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___ sack : SAD

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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