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New York Times, Saturday, October 12, 1974

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,191
Across
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Mil. officer : CAPT
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___ of Gilead : BALM
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Guess : STAB
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Market purchase : OLEO
14
Howe : ELIAS
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Early TV girl : IRMA
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Spanish painter : MIRO
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Magnetic quality : ATTRACTION
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“Hearts and Flowers,” often : BACKGROUNDMUSIC
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Western Indians : OTOS
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Foot: Prefix : PEDI
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Grand Canyon’s river : COLORADO
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Ancient Roman weights : LIBRAE
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Emulate Cicero : ORATE
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Concerning : INRE
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Small stream : RILL
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Have ___ for (dislike) : NOTASTE
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Prison sentry’s quarry : ESCAPEE
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Genesis name : ENOS
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Asian salt tree : ATLE
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King of Tyre : HIRAM
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New ___ : YORKER
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Corselet : ALLINONE
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Laurel : STAN
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La Scala instrument : ARPA
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Baseball and hockey, e.g. : SPECTATORSPORTS
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Dishes : CASSEROLES
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Message : WIRE
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Farm sound : OINK
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Omit : ELIDE
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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___ bien : TRES
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Remnants : ENDS
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Mil. groups : RGTS
Down
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Fowl feature : COMB
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Coffee-maker : PERCOLATOR
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Reproved : TOOKTOTASK
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___ grudge (resents) : BEARSA
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Choir member : ALTO
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Found : LITUPON
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W. W. I battle site : MARNE
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In ___ (placed) : SITU
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Baseball’s Speaker : TRIS
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Mine, in France : AMOI
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Judge’s bench : BANC
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Burdens : SADDLES
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Tenth-century date : CMII
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Garment insert : GORES
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___ Island : CONEY
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New England college town : ORONO
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Perennial subject of articles : DIET
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Intellectual capacity : BRAINPOWER
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Hilarious : RIPROARING
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“Yond Cassius has ___ . . . ” : ALEAN
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Kind of fig : ELEME
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Dance : REEL
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Sauce ___ : TARTARE
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Aviary sound : CHIRP
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Wool product : LANOLIN
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Punta del ___ : ESTE
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Maids : LASSES
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Cooked corn meal : ATOLE
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Burns, for one : SCOT
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Brace : PAIR
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Serf : ESNE
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Containers: Abbr. : CSKS
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Mr. Foxx : REDD
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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