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New York Times, Monday, November 18, 1974

26-Down : Brass groupings

Author:
Glasser
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,228
Across
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Nuisance : PEST
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Greece's Vale of ___ : TEMPE
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Bone up : CRAM
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Debauchee : RAKE
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At full speed : AMAIN
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First-rate : AONE
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Ardent : AVID
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Civil War partisans of South : BUTTERNUTS
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Average : MEDIAL
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Six-legged prayer : MANTIS
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Combine: Suffix : URET
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Triangle ratio : SINE
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Soil : BESMEAR
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Vacuum tube : TETRODE
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Insect : ANT
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Hotel units : SUITES
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Relate, as a yarn : SPIN
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Direction: Abbr. : NNE
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Not many : FEW
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Crone : HAG
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Clubmembers' burdens : DUES
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Prospectors' concerns : CLAIMS
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Like: Suffix : INE
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Unaffected : SINCERE
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Initial dice throw of 7 or 11 : NATURAL
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Expression of pity : ALAS
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___ and bear it : GRIN
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Annoys purposely : SPITES
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Irritates : GRATES
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Hawaii : ALOHASTATE
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Tree trunk : BOLE
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Speck : MOTE
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___ beaver : EAGER
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Mislay : LOSE
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Spacious : ROOMY
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Vigor : ELAN
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Buggy : PRAM
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Roof part : EAVE
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Slide : SKID
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Monotony : TEDIUM
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Artistic grouping : TABLEAU
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Large bird : EMU
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Item of gym gear : MAT
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Set in opposition : PIT
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Adversaries : ENEMIES
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Food-factory workers : CANNERS
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Overwhelming defeat : ROUT
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Non-pro : ANTI
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Confusion : MESS
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Carry on : RANT
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War god : ARES
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Toys : TRIFLES
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Worrying : STEWING
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Brass groupings : BANDS
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Dutch painter : STEEN
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Biblical land rich in gold : OPHIR
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Hunters' goddess : DIANA
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U. S. composer : ENGEL
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Repast : TEA
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Criticizes strongly : SCATHES
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More stupid : CRASSER
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Miss Daw of the seesaw : MARGERY
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To-do : STIR
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Ancient city in Italy : ELEA
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Not up to : UNABLE
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Identical : SAME
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Gunpowder ___ : PLOT
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Jot : IOTA
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Hammer or ax : TOOL
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Maxwell : ELSA
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Noticed : SEEN
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Chinese truth : TAO
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Past : AGO
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Pro ___ : TEM

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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