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New York Times, Wednesday, October 16, 1974

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F K Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,195

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Across
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Old Turkish coin : ASPER
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Oates novel : THEM
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Rested : ALIT
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Relative of a broadside : SALVO
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Rough : RUDE
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Venerable ___ : BEDE
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O'Neill play : THEEMPERORJONES
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Chicken Little, e.g. : ALARMIST
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Keats, for one : ODIST
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Comprehends : SEES
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Famous express train : ORIENT
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O'Neill play : AHWILDERNESS
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P.G.A.'s Julius : BOROS
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French state : ETAT
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Bend : SAG
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Verve : ELAN
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Small drum : TABOR
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That: Fr. : CELA
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Whirler : TOP
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Minor official : AIDE
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Type of anesthetic : LOCAL
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O'Neill play : ANNACHRISTIE
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Jungle swinger of fiction : TARZAN
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Ex-infielder Eddie : YOST
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Jolly one : SANTA
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___ dawn (rises early) : GETSUPAT
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O'Neill play : THEICEMANCOMETH
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Captive of Hercules : IOLE
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___ Strip : GAZA
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Imitative words : METOO
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Drink : BEER
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Leaves : GOES
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Letters : ESSES
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Dog star : ASTA
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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Request : PLEA
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State of being turned outward : EVERSION
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Desert Fox and family : ROMMELS
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Hair braid: Fr. : TRESSE
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Wound : HURT
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Tokyo of old : EDO
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Mal de ___ : MER
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Homes : ABODES
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Red Square name : LENIN
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Full version of i.e. : IDEST
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Oral : TEST
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Variegated : PIED
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Supporting timber : JOIST
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Aware of : ONTO
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Raise : REAR
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Give help to : ABET
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Entire: Prefix : HOLO
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Stole : WRAP
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Old fiddle : REBEC
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Religious group : SECT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Blow : GALE
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Miss Louise : TINA
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Moslem call to prayer: Var. : ADAN
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Mardi Gras sights : COSTUMES
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Soldier from down under : ANZAC
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Supple : LISSOME
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More Bohemian : ARTIER
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Carrion-eating animals : HYENAS
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College military org. : ROTC
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Western lake : TAHOE
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Anoint : ANELE
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Sandpiper : STIB
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Stare : GAZE
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Household members : PETS
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Stub ___ : ATOE
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One of the apostles: Abbr. : THOS
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Nog base : EGG
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Peking name : MAO

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

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