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New York Times, Tuesday, December 10, 1974

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Meter or old : MAID
5
Deposit : BANK
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Parceled out : METED
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Mythical monster : OGRE
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French friend : AMIE
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Dodge : ELUDE
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Popular hobby : PHILATELY
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Low-grade rum : TAFIA
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Tailor's equipment : SADIRON
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Like sachets : SCENTED
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Declaims : RANTS
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Caviar : ROE
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River areas : BASINS
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Hires : CHARTERS
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Near Island : ATTU
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Raccoon-like animal : COATI
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Burmese native : LAI
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See 17 Across : STAMPCOLLECTING
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Tool set : KIT
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Noblemen : EARLS
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Movie-director's need : SCENARIO
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Set-tos : MELEES
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Snoopy, in his dreams : ACE
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Furnish evidence : PROVE
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Men of the cloth : PASTORS
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Electra's brother : ORESTES
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Stern or Newton : ISAAC
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Paper impression : WATERMARK
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Popular office sign : THINK
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Social lion : IDOL
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Guam's harbor : APRA
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Denominations : SECTS
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Fish : GARS
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Nidus : NEST
Down
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Utility-closet items : MOPS
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Crocus, for one : IRID
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Wild excitement : DELIRIUM
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Relay-racers' needs : BATONS
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Flower spike : AMENT
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" ... ___ nisi bonum" : NIL
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Entry utensils : KEYS
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Like a shooting star : METEORIC
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Kite : ELANET
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Bunch : TUFT
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Kind of letter or issue : DEAD
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Irish island : ARAN
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Junky auto : CRATE
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Seafood order: Var. : SCOLLOP
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Suns oneself : BASKS
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Catch-all house area : ATTIC
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Governor's bailiwick : STATE
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Dutch painter : HALS
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Slur over : ELIDE
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Indian title : RANEE
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Billboards : SIGNS
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1947 Nobelist in medicine : CORI
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Vain ones : PEACOCKS
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Concerned one : CARER
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Prospective juror : TALESMAN
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Swimming : NATANT
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Mushrooms : MORELS
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At all : EVER
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Helicopter part : ROTOR
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Service areas for the Unsers : PITS
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Tennis V.I.P. : ASHE
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Levantine ketch : SAIC
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Big gulp : SWIG
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Finish line : TAPE
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Goes amiss : ERRS
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Card game : SKAT
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Girl's name : ADA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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