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New York Times, Wednesday, October 2, 1974

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,181

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Across
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Fig tree of Mideast : PHARO
6
African port : ORAN
10
Filing devices : TABS
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Blackbird : RAVEN
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Man of ancient Rome : HOMO
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Leave out : OMIT
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Bentley and namesakes : ERICS
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“___ Indigo” : MOOD
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Last lines of a sonnet : SESTET
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Genetic acid : DNA
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City on the Danube : ULM
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Like a pond on a quiet day : SMOOTHASGLASS
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Hurok : SOL
29
Children’s-aid org. : SPCC
31
Tree of Brazil : APA
34
Miss Louise : TINA
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Consider a case : HEAR
38
Capable in a way : ROUGHANDREADY
41
French resort area : MIDI
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Withered : SERE
43
Old car : REO
44
Blue color : ANIL
45
Old French coin : ECU
47
Trademark of a boor : COARSEMANNERS
55
Numerical prefix : TRI
57
Possessed : HAD
58
Verified : PROVEN
59
Burst of laughter : ROAR
61
Terrible or Great : IVAN
63
Uneven : EROSE
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Hebrides island : IONA
65
Alaskan cape : NOME
66
Invited : ASKED
67
Card game : SKAT
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Former, of old : ERST
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English manor courts : LEETS
Down
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One of the estates : PRESS
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Eastern palace area : HAREM
3
Dispatch boat : AVISO
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Attacks : ONSETS
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Electrical unit : OHM
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Crosses : ROODS
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“___ My Souvenirs” : AMONG
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Of a stem joint : NODAL
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In addition : TOO
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Tactical concealment : AMBUSCADE
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Science of life: Abbr. : BIOL
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___ the tide : STEM
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Egyptian god : THOTH
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Police-blotter entry : ALIAS
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Racquet pro : ASHE
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Plant shoot : SPEAR
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Cold: Prefix : CRYO
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Weapons for Vergil : ARMA
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Tree with showy flowers : POINCIANA
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___-visual : AUDIO
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Compass reading : NNE
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Relevant : ADREM
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Arizona river : GILA
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Review : RECAP
46
Imaginary : UNREAL
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Type of wine : RHINE
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Enjoy : SAVOR
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Cheeses : EDAMS
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Scandinavian language : NORSE
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Call forth : EVOKE
53
Adjust : RESET
54
Prunes, in Scotland : SNEDS
55
Speaker of baseball : TRIS
56
Swindle : ROOK
60
Squeal : RAT
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Barrier for 26 Down : NET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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