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New York Times, Thursday, October 17, 1974

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,196
Across
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Well padded : PLUMP
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Gives consent : ACCEDES
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March victim : CAESAR
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Bullring fence : BARRERA
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Highway warning sign : DANGEROUSCURVES
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Thoughts : IDEAS
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Letter-shaped bolt link : TNUT
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Sets a dog upon : SICS
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Place for the farmer : DELL
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Hardwicke : CEDRIC
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Ingested : ATE
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Ace : ONE
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Summoned in the lobby : PAGED
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Webfooted animal : OTTER
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Baby carriage : STROLLER
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Apostles’ and Nicene : CREEDS
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Do highway work : PAVEROADS
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Money back : REBATE
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Hankering : APPETITE
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Glorify : EXALT
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Horse : STEED
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Pledge : VOW
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
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Norse god : LOKI
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Gloomy room : CELL
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Area of Istanbul : PERA
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Hazard for Ulysses : SIREN
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Diplomat’s job, at times : TROUBLESHOOTING
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Like a tentative purchase : ONTRIAL
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Foot features : ARCHES
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Takes umbrage : RESENTS
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Lets a pitch go by : TAKES
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Worker on walls : PANELER
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Kind of holiday : LEGAL
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Puts to service : USES
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Spoil : MAR
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Girl under a wing : PROTEGEE
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Ridiculous : ABSURD
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Desert blooms : CACTI
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French vineyard : CRU
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Bobbles : ERRS
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Digress : DEVIATE
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Set up : ERECTED
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Fresh ones : SASSERS
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Rhythmic : CADENT
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Clownish acts : DIDOS
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Ones too confident of victory : UNDERRATERS
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French soprano Emma : CALVE
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Like some fabrics : CORDED
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Nebraska river : PLATTE
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Examine : TEST
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Iridescent gem : OPAL
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Matadors’ trappings : CAPES
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Topper for the Met : OPERAHAT
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Nuclear apparatus : REACTOR
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Nonresident doctor : EXTERNE
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Votes : BALLOTS
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What piano players tickle : IVORIES
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Souvenirs : TOKENS
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Adlai Stevenson’s middle name : EWING
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Stock-list grouping : STEELS
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Watery sound : SPLAT
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Limber : LITHE
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Attraction : LURE
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Strong punch : SOCK
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Storage compartment : BIN
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Mouths : ORA

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

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