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New York Times, Monday, November 4, 1974

Author:
Henry V. Straka
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Henry V. Straka has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,214
Across
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Declaim : ORATE
6
Moist : DAMP
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Dugout : ABRI
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Caesar, for one : ROMAN
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Concert passage : ARIA
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Sea: Ger. : MEER
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Victor Herbert operetta : NAUGHTYMARIETTA
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Go wrong : ERR
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Macaws : ARAS
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Safe at first : ONBASE
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Blue-grape product : ENIN
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Ancient music halls : ODEA
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Spanish leader : FRANCO
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Holstein-___ (cattle breed) : FRIESIAN
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Belgian marble : RANCE
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Walking sticks : CANES
34
Observe : SEE
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French guardian spirit : ANGE
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Son of Priam : PARIS
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Being: Fr. : ETRE
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One of the Three Stooges : MOE
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Fine cottons : PIMAS
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Tartan : PLAID
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Matriculated : ENROLLED
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Basic groups : CADRES
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French composer : LALO
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Golfers’ objectives : PARS
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City of central Kansas : SALINA
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Superior–Huron canals : SOO
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Rudolf Friml operetta : THEVAGABONDKING
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Bacteriologist’s wire : OESE
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Genesis man : ENOS
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Sea duck : EIDER
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Feather: Prefix : PTER
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Beach sight : DUNE
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Cubic meter : STERE
Down
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Department of France : ORNE
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Zoo sound : ROAR
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Asian river : AMUR
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Child’s game : TAG
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Intensify : ENHANCE
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Israeli name : DAYAN
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Babes in ___ : ARMS
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Miss Farrow : MIA
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Irreverent writings : PARODIES
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Protozoans : AMEBAS
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Greek letter : BETA
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Soaks, as flax : RETS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Musical work : TRIO
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Arrow poisons : INEES
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Noun suffix : ENCE
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Local birdlife : ORNIS
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Art-store purchase : FRAME
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Talked at length : RANON
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Fury : ANGER
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Unit of electricity : FARAD
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Babylonian goddess : ISTAR
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Eagle’s nest : AERIE
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Requires : NEEDS
33
Small acting role : CAMEO
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Looted : PILLAGED
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Times of yore : ELDS
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Level ground, in Spain : PLANA
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Pompous shows : PARADES
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Twist or Hardy : OLIVER
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Son of Adam : CAIN
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Literary output : PROSE
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Obey a traffic sign : STOP
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Egyptian season : AHET
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___ majesty : LESE
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Black : EBON
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Bounding line : SIDE
51
Remarkable person : ONER
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Monster : OGRE
54
Babylonian god : ANU
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Set of tools : KIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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