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New York Times, Wednesday, January 9, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,915
Across
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Old English bard : SCOP
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Cowboy wear : CHAPS
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Siberian river : LENA
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Wreath or tree : HOLLY
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Coarse tobacco : SHAG
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Mental lapse : ABERRATION
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Pacific cloth : TAPA
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Actor from Wales : BURTON
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Devotee : IDOLATER
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Desserts : ICES
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Gush : SPURT
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Bonfire sounds : CRACKLES
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Derisive looks : SNEERS
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Stockmarket activity : RALLY
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Bookkeeper's entry : DEBIT
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"Brother ___" : RAT
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Villa d'___ : ESTE
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Delicacies, old style : CATES
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Quickly: Lat. : CITO
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This way, in Spain : ASI
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Lucia or Maria : SANTA
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Kind of TV show : PANEL
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Recollective piece : MEMOIR
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Confuse : ENTANGLE
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Dame Edith : EVANS
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Wit : SALT
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Certain Bounty crewman : MUTINEER
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Stable sounds : NEIGHS
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Kitchen unit : OVEN
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Airport workers : GROUNDCREW
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Withered : SERE
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Incensed : IRATE
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Actress Lee : LILA
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Back talk : SASS
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Auriculate : EARED
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Duchin : EDDY
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Philippine island : CEBU
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Unique thing : ONER
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Speck : PARTICLE
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Coco : CHANEL
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Kind of dog : HOT
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Et ___ : ALII
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Trudges : PLODS
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Summary : SYNOPSIS
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Gaping : ASTARE
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Destructive : SHATTERING
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TV standby : TAPE
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Thickening agent : AGAR
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Marciano : ROCKY
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Actor Alfred : LUNT
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City on the Meuse : SEDAN
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Give a shellacking to : CREAM
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Small civet : RASSE
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Plane instruments : ALTIMETERS
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Italian seven : SETTE
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Badgerlike animal : RATEL
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Vestment : STOLE
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Contents of some bags : BEANS
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Hall or Tech : CARNEGIE
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Liturgical song : CANTICLE
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Chinese city : SIAN
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Faded : PALED
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Sheep : OVINES
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Brown : TANNED
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Sawlike organ : SERRA
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Hart : MOSS
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Eye part : UVEA
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Surf sound : ROAR
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Grating : GRID
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Actress Anna : HELD
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Influence : SWAY
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Shoshonean : UTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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