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New York Times, Thursday, October 10, 1974

9-Down : Safe places

Author:
Norton Rhoades
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Norton Rhoades has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,189
Across
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Socials : TEAS
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O. T. book : MICAH
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Lady Macbeth's bane : SPOT
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Part of a French play : ACTE
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City of Turkey : ADANA
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Sea bird : ERNE
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"I am rich beyond the ___" (E. Moore) : DREAMSOFAVARICE
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"___ and evening star ... " : SUNSET
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Seasons in Nantes : ETES
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Kind of buoy : NUN
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Concepts : IDEAS
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Relatives : NIECES
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Painters' needs : LADDERS
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New Delhi wear : SARI
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Friend, in Quebec : AMIE
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Environmental unit : ECAD
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Katmandu's land : NEPAL
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Spoil : MAR
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Crane : DAVIT
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Kind of detector : LIE
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Piled up : AHEAP
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Milne's Winnie : POOH
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Marshy areas : FENS
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U. S. Indian : CREE
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Sits for a new camera shot : REPOSES
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Climbing peppers : BETELS
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"___ me, give me ... " : ASFOR
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Panay native : ATI
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College study: Abbr. : ECON
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Turned toward the center : INGREW
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These are "long, long" to Longfellow : THOUGHTSOFYOUTH
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Cacklers : HENS
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Posture for the proud : ERECT
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Italian family : ESTE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Fort in Texas : WORTH
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"We have ___ better days" : SEEN
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Little ones : TADS
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Pale shade : ECRU
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Sun disk : ATEN
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Resort area : SEASIDE
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Learned fully : MASTERED
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Swearing-in words : IDO
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Truck-drivers' stops : CAFES
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Medical study: Abbr. : ANAT
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Safe places : HAVENS
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Indian weight : SER
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Yin and Yang, e.g. : PRINCIPLES
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Ready, as an actor : ONCUE
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Certain years : TEENS
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Early Mideasterner : MEDE
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___ flu : ASIAN
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Composers' org. : ASCAP
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Prior to : ERE
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Tibetan title : LAMA
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Nurse, in Shanghai : AMAH
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Game-box reading matter : DIRECTIONS
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Coin of Macao : AVO
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Fashion man and family : DIORS
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Senior, in France : AINE
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More or ___ : LESS
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Take ___ (refuse to testify) : THEFIFTH
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Common verb : ARE
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Biblical son of Eber : PELEG
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Abstains from : FORGOES
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Avoid : ESCHEW
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Cheater's helper : PONY
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Enjoy the surf : BATHE
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Clear sky : ETHER
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Genus of geese : ANSER
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Other, in Granada : OTRO
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Bit of trickery : RUSE
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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"___ lilacs last in the ... " : WHEN
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Employ : USE
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Month: Abbr. : OCT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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