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New York Times, Wednesday, November 6, 1974

Author:
Allan Blackman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Across
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Parasite : TICK
5
Tibetan V.I.P.'s : LAMAS
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Regarding : ASTO
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___, baker, charlie : ABLE
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Poetic Muse : ERATO
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Pack : STOW
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Chess position : FIANCHETTO
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___ in the saddle : TALL
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Recipe abbr. : TSP
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Upbraid : RATE
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Cave dwellers of folklore : TROLLS
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Tiresome one : BORE
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Kind of dinner : SHORE
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Jabbar specialties : TIPINS
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Certain board pieces : CHESSMEN
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Wrathful : IRATE
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Evenings, in Nice : SOIRS
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Have ___ at (try) : AGO
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Account : TALE
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Yields : GIVES
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Transit stops: Abbr. : STAS
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___ shoestring : ONA
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Escutcheon bands : ORLES
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Anoint : ANELE
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Neighborhood : VICINITY
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Gay ones : BLADES
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"We have met the ___ . . . " : ENEMY
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Secure with ropes : FRAP
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Honshu town : SAWARA
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Jack of TV : PAAR
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Tiny, to Scots : SMA
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Twisted word: Abbr. : ANAG
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Defeated : CHECKMATED
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Aft's partner : FORE
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Swan's mate in myth : LEDA
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Make ___ meet : ENDS
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Hangs out clothes : DRIES
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Pitcher : EWER
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Famous Ohioan : TAFT
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Loud sound : CLAP
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Keating, to friends : KEN
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Hungarian composer and family : LEHARS
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Mountain spur : ARETE
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Fit together : MATE
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Tranquilizing agents : SOOTHERS
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John Jacob and Mary : ASTORS
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Deadlocked : STALEMATED
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Kind of phone call : TOLL
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Large-eyed birds : OWLS
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Old woman : CRONE
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Ex-welterweight Barney : ROSS
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___ the dust : BITE
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Recoils : SHIES
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Russian cosmonaut : TITOV
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Teheran native : IRANI
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Direction for kings : PALACEWARD
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Group : COVEY
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Alike, in Dijon : EGALE
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Face parts : NOSES
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Like river deltas : SILTY
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Made faces : GRIMACED
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Word with shot or dragon : SNAP
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Singular person : ONER
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Kind of clock : ALARM
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"I haven't seen you ___" : INAGES
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Air and emergency : BRAKES
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Prima ___ : FACIE
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Bank fixture : SAFE
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Shortly : ANON
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Persian fairy : PERI
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Snit : STEW
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Ancient Asian : MEDE
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Pronoun : HER
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English festival : ALE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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