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New York Times, Saturday, November 30, 1974

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Do ushering : SEAT
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Peddle : SELL
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Go up : CLIMB
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Miss Kett : ETTA
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Skater Sonja : HENIE
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Speech study for dialers : PHONETICS
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Top scout rating : EAGLE
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Phone-call cutoff, to a gabber : TONGUEDEPRESSOR
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Big Board's relative: Abbr. : ASE
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Oboe : REED
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Common verb : ARE
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Affectionate : FOND
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Lithe : LISSOME
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Word with space or dyne : AERO
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Balsam of Columbia : TOLU
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Position: Abbr. : LOC
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Phone guarantee, to a gabber : FREEDOMOFSPEECH
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Pewter ingredient : TIN
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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___ Ono : YOKO
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Wearing a babushka : SCARFED
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Tennis pro : ASHE
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Ice, in Berlin : EIS
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Eight: Prefix : OCTO
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Nourished : FED
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Phone part, to a gabber : CRADLEOFLIBERTY
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Hindu queen : RANEE
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Party-line eavesdropper : PHONEYONE
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Garden flower : ASTER
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Direction : EAST
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Tentmaker : OMAR
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Vagaries : WHIMS
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U. S. humorist Bill et al. : NYES
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Dividing walls in plants : SEPTA
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Guiding belief : ETHOS
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Make up for : ATONE
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Zest : TANG
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Glossy material : SATEEN
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Struck out : ELIDED
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Gave zest to : LACED
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Speech defect : LISP
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Cures the blues : CHEERSUP
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Rents : LEASES
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Common verb endings : INGS
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Venus's island : MILO
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Tavern order : BEER
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Large kangaroo : EURO
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Dow Jones group : RAILS
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Opponent : FOE
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Russian measure : LOF
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Spread : OLEO
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Ridicule : MOCK
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Sir of song : ECHO
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Boat parts : AFTS
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Norse explorer : ERIC
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Rockfish: Var. : RENA
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Weight : TON
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Ones who sully reputations : DEFILERS
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Blubbery : OBESE
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Balmy : MAD
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Watch : EYE
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Save : REDEEM
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Have ___ call : ACLOSE
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Tasks : STINTS
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___ Sound, Fla. : HOBE
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Bale ___ : OFHAY
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Ethan : FROME
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Lab heaters : ETNAS
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Fabric workers : DYERS
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Crop : CRAW
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Precipitate : RASH
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Negative one : ANTI
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Start : OPEN
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Islet: Var. : EYOT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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