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New York Times, Thursday, October 31, 1974

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,210
Across
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Insect feeler : PALP
5
Anthology entries : POEMS
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Normandy town : STLO
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Arab prince : EMIR
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Price-range catchall : ANDUP
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Chinese form of Zen : CHAN
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Street island : SAFETYZONE
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Seed coat : ARIL
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Eight furlongs : ONEMILE
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Tuna factory : CANNERY
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___ jiffy : INA
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Sacred place : SHRINE
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Of sound : ACOUSTIC
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Washington Irving’s “___ Book” : SKETCH
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Noisy fish : DRUM
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Historical times : ERAS
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Roman magistrate : EDILE
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Rent out : LET
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Romps : FROLICS
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Torme : MEL
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“___ man ... ” : IMETA
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Boy: Sp. : NINO
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Frog’s move : LEAP
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Caps : BERETS
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Conceited ones : EGOTISTS
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Safari member : BEATER
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Fortune : LOT
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Office gadget : STAPLER
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Loose overcoat : PALETOT
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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“Too hot to hoot,” e.g. : PALINDROME
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Similar to : LIKE
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Didn’t usually, contracted : USENT
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Truly : AMEN
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Deprivation : LOSS
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Pikes et al. : PEAKS
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Imparted : LENT
Down
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Cozumel coin : PESO
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To ___ (everyone) : AMAN
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Biography : LIFE
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Bonus : PREMIUM
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Come-on with “Buy now” : PAYLATER
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Eleven, in France : ONZE
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Tokyo, formerly : EDO
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Chew : MUNCH
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Asparagus stalks : SPEARS
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Read quickly : SCANNED
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How often to yell “Rah!” : THREETIMES
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Hiding spot : LAIR
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However : ONLY
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Containers : TINS
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Antimissile missiles : NIKES
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More despicable : SCALIER
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Improvise : ADLIB
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___ de menthe : CREME
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North Carolina coast area : OUTERBANKS
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Golf club : IRON
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Part of a baseball shoe : CLEAT
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Lends a hand : HELPS
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Join the chorus : SING
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Inevitable : FATAL
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Radiator additives : COOLANTS
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Dakota dwellings : TEEPEES
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Matter-of-fact : LITERAL
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Increase : STEPUP
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Narrated : TOLD
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Rub out : ERASE
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Join the bear market : SELL
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Musical combo : TRIO
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In the ___ (hale) : PINK
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Book : TOME
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Portent : OMEN
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Big top : TENT
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Meadow : LEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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