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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 1974

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,184

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Across
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Guardian ___ : ANGEL
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Sparkle : GLISTEN
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Separates into threads : SLEAVES
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Donkey's basket : PANNIER
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Shakespearean subject : TEMPEST
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Dead Sea finds : SCROLLS
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Molding : OGEE
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Souchong : TEA
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Gardens of London : KEW
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Jack of TV : PAAR
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Botanist Gray and others : ASAS
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Riffraff : SCUM
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Water bird : ERN
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Steeplechase maneuvers : JUMPS
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Tend the fire : STOKE
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Attila : HUN
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Abridgments : EPITOMES
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Summer events : THUNDERSTORMS
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Listens : HEARKENS
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Kind of rap or steer : BUM
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Distinctive people : ONERS
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Yeti's home : TIBET
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Ad ___ (pertinent) : REM
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Tenth: Prefix : DECI
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Stand-offish : COOL
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Author Caspary : VERA
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Tram or cable : CAR
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Hair holder : NET
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Egyptian deity : AMON
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Moslem fasting period : RAMADAN
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Dorothy's transit to Oz : TORNADO
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Monkshood : ACONITE
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Traffic menace : SPEEDER
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Took out : DELETED
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Curves : ESSES
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Sour brew : ALEGAR
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Hercules's lion : NEMEAN
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One who stares : GAPER
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First lady : EVE
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Cautioning word : LEST
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Some M.D.'s : GPS
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Deficiencies : LACKS
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Concerning : INRE
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Traffic snarler : SNOWSTORM
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Sesame : TIL
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Wriggler : EEL
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Digits: Abbr. : NRS
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Mine excavation : STOPE
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Something to let off : STEAM
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Defaming remark : ASPERSION
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Snakes : ASPS
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Navy rank: Abbr. : COMM
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Music makers : UKES
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My, in France : MES
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Gets rid of : JUNKS
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Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
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Pub drink : STOUT
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Caribbean offspring : HURRICANE
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"Can ___ true?" : ITBE
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Medical suffix : TENE
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Between hic and hoc : HAEC
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Inner: Prefix : ENTO
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Coal scuttle : HOD
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Fruit decays : BLETS
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Did over : REMADE
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Wears away : ERODES
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Lord of the ___ : MANOR
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Shipping container : CRATE
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Weathercocks : VANES
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Mine access : ADIT
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Small shark : TOPE
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Circle line: Abbr. : RAD
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___ in the hole : ACE
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Particle: Abbr. : MOL
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Man's nickname : NED
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___ gestae : RES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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