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New York Times, Friday, October 25, 1974

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { C J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,204
Across
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Kind of hard or torch : BLOW
5
Playground unit : SLIDE
10
Bit of classroom Latin : AMAT
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Singer Etting : RUTH
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Accounts : TALES
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Trig word : SINE
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Chinese port : AMOY
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Cribbage-board units : PEGS
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Departed hastily : SPEDAWAY
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German poet and family : HEINES
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French land areas : ILES
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Gray's "lowing ___" : HERD
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Indicated assent : NODDED
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Does better on the market : OUTSELLS
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Tropical tree : AMATE
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Singer Patti : PAGE
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Disturbance : RIOT
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Sister of Meg, Jo and Amy : BETH
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Trio of goddesses : FATES
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Move : STIR
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Worker on radio tubes : AGER
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"Turandot," for one : OPERA
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Pub hangers-on : BARFLIES
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Matched : PAIRED
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Lively tune : LILT
46
Florist's need : VASE
47
Words of agreement : WHYYES
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Kind of neighbors : NEXTDOOR
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Do tap-dancing : HOOF
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Observant : ALERT
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School subject: Abbr. : HIST
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Relative of Chubby : FATSO
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Italian family : ESTE
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Uncanny : EERY
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German city : ESSEN
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Arikara Indians : REES
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Swimsuit parts : BRAS
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"One ___ or two?" : LUMP
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Western Indian : OTOE
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Question : WHYDIDTHEFLYFLY
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Packed away : STOWED
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"Zhivago" girl et al. : LARAS
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"Now ___ me down . . . " : ILAY
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Scout unit : DEN
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Admirers of the arts : ESTHETES
10
Answer : ASPIDERSPIEDHER
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Bearing : MIEN
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French heavenly spirit : ANGE
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Storm Country girl : TESS
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Nautical direction : ALEE
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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More immense : HUGER
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Bigwig : NABOB
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The end : OMEGA
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Office gadget : DATER
29
Writer Joyce Carol : OATES
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Metric measure : LITER
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River of France : LOIRE
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Fiddle : STRAD
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Actress Debra : PAGET
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Eugene Burdick novel : FAILSAFE
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Kiln : OAST
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___ in wait : LIE
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Illinois town near Champaign : PAXTON
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Poetry : VERSE
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Jubilant sound : WHEE
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Golfer's target : HOLE
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"___ slip is showing" : YOUR
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Tennis-court items : NETS
51
River of France : OISE
52
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
53
Highways: Abbr. : RTES
56
Musical notes : LAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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