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New York Times, Monday, November 11, 1974

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,221

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Across
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Fabulist : LIAR
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Bahaman island : ABACO
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Pronoun : THAT
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Southern constellation : ARGO
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Dud : LEMON
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Cover : HIDE
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Do one's duty : TOETHELINE
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And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
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Purpose : END
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Heraldic marking : ORLE
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Wrap tightly : SWATHE
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Speck : MOTE
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Historic period : EPOCH
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Migrations : TREKS
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Most chic : SMARTEST
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Munsel forte : ARIA
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River isles : AITS
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Greek letter : RHO
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Moderate : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
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Roger! : OKE
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Being: Fr. : ETRE
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Shakespearean villain : IAGO
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Goes over : REHASHES
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March players : BANDS
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Versifier : BARD
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Swap : BARTER
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Greek letter : BETA
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Hawaiian dish : POI
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Word with shop : OLDE
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Lacking in freedom : EARTHBOUND
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Scent : ODOR
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Moderate : ABATE
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Bow, in Italy : ARCO
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Spanks : TANS
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Beer : LAGER
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Whirl : REEL
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Arrival-board word : LATE
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___ horse : IRON
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Ancient : AGED
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Go bad : ROT
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Maydays : ALERTS
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Charmer : BELLE
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French friend : AMIE
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Hoodwink : CON
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Cross ___ (encounter) : ONESPATH
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Get in ___ (participate) : THEACT
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Set out : HITTHEROAD
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Wife of Esau : ADAH
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Distant: Prefix : TELE
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Grapple : HOOK
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Inferior : WORSE
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Honey drink : MEAD
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Discharge : EMIT
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Moppet's transit : TRIKE
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Apply pressure : RIDEHERDON
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Strongboxes : SAFES
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Chases, as flies : SHAGS
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Hoopla : TODO
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Cupid : AMOR
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Moroccan wind : LESTE
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Celestial : ETHEREAL
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Bauxites : ORES
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Covering : RIND
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Flowers : ASTERS
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Jones Beach visitor : BATHER
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Kuwait native : ARAB
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Miss Davis : BETTE
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Italian shape : BOOT
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Actor Alan : ALDA
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Crow : BRAG
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Absolute : PURE
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Formerly : ONCE
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Golden calf : IDOL
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Arabian garment : ABA
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Scull : OAR

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

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