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New York Times, Saturday, October 19, 1974

Author:
David Crosatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,198

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Across
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Famed ballet-set designer : BAKST
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Salver : TRAY
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Toy-pistol ammo : CAPS
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Mr. Heep : URIAH
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Spanish shout : HOLA
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State : UTAH
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Door holder : HINGE
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Boisterous play : ROMP
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Grimace : MOUE
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Wordsworth, Southey and Coleridge : LAKEPOETS
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Seaweed : DULSE
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Mr. Marner : SILAS
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Young hen : PULLET
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Vestment : ALB
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Kennedy : TED
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Body of an organism : SOMA
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___ Bay, Ore. : COOS
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Renunciation : ABJURATION
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Devilfish : MANTA
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Kind of mail : AIR
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Fabric : SERGE
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Author of "Giant" : EDNAFERBER
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Room in a casa : SALA
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
46
___ off (cheat) : FOB
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Final : NET
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Kind of grave : WATERY
52
Snake : COBRA
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Corpulent : OBESE
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Converted one : PROSELYTE
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Rich soil : LOAM
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Match : BOUT
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"Robin ___" : ADAIR
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Actress Eleonora : DUSE
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River in Sussex : OUSE
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Author Lagerlof : SELMA
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Gun : STEN
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Engendered : BRED
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Aligns : TRUES
Down
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Style of furniture decoration : BUHL
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Melody : ARIA
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Rope flaw : KINK
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Wise ones : SAGES
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Frank Norris novel : THEPIT
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Hackneyed : THREADBARE
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Rhizomes, etc. : ROOTS
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Charity : ALMS
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Jabber : YAP
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Piles up : CUMULATES
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Bikini, for one : ATOLL
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Caesura : PAUSE
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Kind of music or lightning : SHEET
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Olive genus : OLEA
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French author : DUMAS
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Through: Sp. : POR
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Peak : ACME
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Get a gun ready : LOAD
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Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
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Like a mountain goat : SUREFOOTED
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Metternich et al. : STATESMEN
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Sail : JIB
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Tabriz's country : IRAN
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Amorous stare : OGLE
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Adroit : NEAT
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Burning : AFIRE
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Nevada city : ELY
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Pilfers : ROBS
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Face boldly : BREAST
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Open tracts : WOLDS
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Circa : ABOUT
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Vex : TEASE
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Small jar for oil, etc. : CRUSE
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Shrub or tree : ALDER
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Rain hard : POUR
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Asian border river : YALU
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"___ on my hands" : TIME
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Epochs : ERAS
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Shilling, in Soho : BOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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