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New York Times, Wednesday, November 20, 1974

Author:
Mary Harris
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,230
Across
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Beach swimming hazard : UNDERTOW
9
Smirk : SIMPER
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Theater area : PARTERRE
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___ room (do dusting) : CLEANA
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Outlawed baseball pitch : SPITBALL
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Drag-race entry : HOTROD
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Crucifixion scene : GOLGOTHA
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Thrice: Prefix : TER
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Garden flowers : PINKROSES
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Twitching : TIC
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Religious person : NUN
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Miss Gam : RITA
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Mass. town : ATHOL
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Halley's ___ : COMET
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Income or sales : TAX
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Advice ignored by John Barrymore : KEEPALOWPROFILE
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Pier union: Abbr. : ILA
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Abounding in green growth : FERNY
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Lighter parts : WICKS
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Chagall : MARC
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Lawyers: Abbr. : ATS
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Cub-scout unit : DEN
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Chewy snack : TOFFEEBAR
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Doctors' degrees : MDS
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Writing-paper size : FOOLSCAP
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Plain : BARE
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Threatening words : ORELSE
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Of a river bank : RIPARIAN
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Most faint : PALEST
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Wind, rain, cold, etc. : ELEMENTS
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Others, in Alsace : AUTRES
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Native of an Alpine area : TYROLESE
Down
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Unexpected victory : UPSET
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Section of a cone : NAPPE
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Laundry appliance : DRIER
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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C.S.A. soldier : REB
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Poignant : TRAGIC
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Sweater yarn : ORLON
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Actor's hairpiece, usually : WELLKNOWNSECRET
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Sailing ship : SCHOONER
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Small islands : ILOTS
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Irish drinking cup : METHER
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Like freeloaders : PARASITIC
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Wine: Prefix : ENO
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Energy unit : RAD
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Out of sorts : GRUMPY
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Rice dish : PILAF
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___ banana : TOP
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Discourse : TALK
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Woodsmen's needs : AXES
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Tamiroff : AKIM
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Tissue layer : TELA
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Deeply sincere : HEARTFELT
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Conqueror of Mexico : CORTES
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Pisa landmark : TOWER
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Handbills : LEAFLETS
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___ de siècle : FIN
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Office oasis : COOLER
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Like Beau Brummell : DAPPER
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Castle ditch : FOSSE
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British astronomer : BAILY
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Mount Desert's state : MAINE
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Mild oaths : DRATS
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Common or horse : SENSE
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Singer Jacques : BREL
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W. W. II agency : OPA
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Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
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Common Latin word : AMO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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