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New York Times, Tuesday, October 15, 1974

41-Down : Imposes taxes

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has duplicate clues.
Manny Miller has 32 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,194
Across
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Ready for battle : ARMED
6
Singing voice : BASS
10
Card game : SKAT
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Pact of 1954 : SEATO
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Numerical prefix : OCTA
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Jug, in Spain : POTE
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Apply DDT : SPRAY
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Medit. port : ORAN
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Gardner : ERLE
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Bore : IRK
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Thomas or Corliss : LAMONT
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Trim : NEAT
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Kitchen aids : SIEVES
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Haphazard : SLAPDASH
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Enclose : CASE
31
French revenue : RENTE
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Turned outward : EVERTED
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Life of a calendar : YEAR
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The: Ger. : DER
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Deep or book : END
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Shout : CRY
39
Girl's nickname : BEA
42
Opposed to : ANTI
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Opens : UNSEALS
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Exhausted : SPENT
48
Drink to excess : TOPE
50
Bar orders : ALES
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Absorb with interest : TRANSFIX
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Result of careless erasure : SMUDGE
55
Uncommon : RARE
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Rounded : LOBATE
58
Holds : HAS
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"King and I" character : ANNA
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At another time : ANON
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British carbines : STENS
63
Northern country: Abbr. : ICEL
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Gullets : MAWS
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Work on clues : TRACE
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Weems and Kennedy : TEDS
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Lanchester : ELSA
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Helpers : AIDES
Down
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Chipped in : ASSISTED
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Condemned-man's concern : REPRIEVE
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One in the store business : MARKETER
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Timetable abbr. : ETA
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Moriarty's creator : DOYLE
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Bust's counterpart : BOOM
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" ... upon ___ of gold" : ACROSS
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Pro hockey award : STANLEYCUP
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Claus : SANTA
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Extravagant one : SPENDER
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President Park, for one : KOREAN
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Finally : ATLAST
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Grow molars : TEETHE
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Upward slope : ASCENT
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Poem part: Abbr. : VER
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Begs : PRAYS
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Optional's meaning, in car pricing : ADDITIONAL
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Nomads' homes : TENTS
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Hemingway : ERNEST
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Yul Brynner, e.g. : BALDHEAD
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Urbanity : ELEGANCE
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Imposes taxes : ASSESSES
42
Heats, as glass : ANNEALS
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___ de cologne : EAU
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Magellan or Gibraltar : STRAIT
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Step proudly, as a horse : PRANCE
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Made : EARNED
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Animals' yoke collars : OXBOWS
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Intense zeal : FLAME
54
Perle : MESTA
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Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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Numerical prefix : TRI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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