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New York Times, Thursday, November 14, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,224

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Across
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Faint : PALE
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Charcoal : CARBO
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Policemen: Abbr. : OFFS
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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Knock for ___ : ALOOP
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Parking place of a sort : LOVERSLANE
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Seine tributary : OISE
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Epoch : ERA
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Creator of Pal Joey : OHARA
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Comedian Bert : LAHR
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Black : EBON
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Ask, in Spain : PEDIR
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Joint legatee : COHEIR
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Wool: Prefix : LANO
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Wee, in Scotland : SMA
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Beautify : ADORN
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Russian city : SEROV
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Thumb or Swift : TOM
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Schoolgoer of rhyme : MARYSLITTLELAMB
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Sounds of inquiry : EHS
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Miss Gorme : EYDIE
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Ragout : SALMI
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Full of: Suffix : OSE
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Sweden's Axel Wenner-___ : GREN
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Arabian demon : AFREET
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Make palatable : SUGAR
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Walk heavily : PLOD
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"___ soit qui . . . " : HONI
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P.I. fruit tree : ABILO
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Dwarf's name : DOC
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Verily : AMEN
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Weedy plant : LIONSTOOTH
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Covenant : PACT
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Adventure girl : ALICE
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Brian ___, Irish king : BORU
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Singer Paul : ANKA
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Small body of land : ISLET
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Moslem title : IMAM
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North or South : POLE
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Cupid : AMOR
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Scoria : LAVA
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Prior to : ERE
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"___ charge?" : CASHOR
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___-a-Dale : ALLAN
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Bellow : ROAR
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Imperial French name : BONAPARTE
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Begin, to poets : OPE
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Old Greek coins : OBOLI
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One of the Canterbury stories : FRIARSTALE
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Kind of wife : FISH
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Prophet : SEER
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Shade of blue : ROBINSEGG
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Mysterious : EERY
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Plant of the geranium family : DOVESFOOT
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Carved gem : CAMEO
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Harem rooms : ODAHS
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Ginger-ale drink : HORSESNECK
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Give admittance : LETIN
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Japanese weight : MOMME
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Circuit : AMBIT
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Parts of beds : SIDERAILS
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Sky Harp : LYRA
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Cooking aid : LARD
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Ready : ALLSET
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Utah range : UINTA
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___-nez : PINCE
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Half, in Hawaii : HAPA
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Arabian area : OMAN
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Seethe : BOIL
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Condemn : DOOM
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Other, in Spain : OTRA
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Pal : CHUM
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Part of Chou's name : LAI
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Broad sash : OBI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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