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New York Times, Tuesday, October 8, 1974

Author:
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { G K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,187
Across
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Perplexed : ATALOSS
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Punish : AMERCE
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Benny or Hope, e.g. : COMEDIAN
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Religious views : DOXIES
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Various : MULTIPLE
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Backslides : LAPSES
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Greek letter : ETA
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Mount in the Cascades : SHASTA
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"___ Girls" : LES
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Aesop character : TORTOISE
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Ship: Abbr. : STR
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African river : NILE
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"___ you so!" : ITOLD
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Caught in ___ : ALIE
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Shoe width : EEE
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Petty matters : TRIVIA
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Establishment people, to some : FATCATS
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Soul of wit : BREVITY
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Makes use of : AVAILS
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Costello : LOU
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Chemical endings : ENES
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French income : RENTE
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Top military rank: Abbr. : CINC
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Hindu weight : SER
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"___ of Dollars" : AFISTFUL
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Stick out : JUT
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Invader of Europe : ATTILA
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Box-office sign : SRO
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Miss Hopkins : MIRIAM
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Building : ERECTION
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Engross : ABSORB
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Ready for tenants : RENTABLE
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As ___ a wildcat : MEANAS
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Fibs : STORIES
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Summit : ACME
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Track character : TOUT
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East Indian tree : AMLA
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"___ it ride!" : LET
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Poet : ODIST
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Insects' honey tubes : SIPHONETS
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Income sources : SALARIES
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Stevenson : ADLAI
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Flightless bird : MOA
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Profanities : EXPLETIVES
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Get up : RISE
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Letters : CEES
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Curve : ESS
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Lie close : NESTLE
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___ the mark : TOE
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Father : SIRE
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Toil : SLAVE
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Giant : TITAN
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Classroom performance : RECITATION
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Liquid measure : LITER
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___ of yore : DAYS
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From a distance : AFAR
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Belligerent : TRUCULENT
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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Evening features at a camp : BONFIRES
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Rubbish : LITTER
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Chicago time: Abbr. : CST
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Metrical feet : IAMBS
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Milk: Prefix : LACTO
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Agree : JIBE
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Sky Bear : URSA
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District of Pakistan : SIBI
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Thespian's concern : ROLE
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Bills : ONES
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Mayan Indian : MAM
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Macaw : ARA
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Sticky material : TAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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