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New York Times, Thursday, December 12, 1974

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Manny Miller has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,252
Across
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Partner of malt : HOPS
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Accept an invitation : COME
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___ the rag : CHEW
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Got off : ALIT
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Mine passage : ADIT
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Something to fight for : CAUSE
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Tiring : WEARISOME
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Church instrument : ORGAN
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Aunts, uncles, etc. : KIN
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Emperor : NERO
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Put an end to : CUTOUT
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Stuck-up : SNOOTY
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Place for Duse : STAGE
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___ on the aisle : TWO
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Orange concoction : MARMALADE
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Detective's concern : CLUE
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Brighter : ROSIER
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N. L. player : RED
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Rail-workers' vehicle : HANDCAR
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Loser : ALSORAN
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Suffix with mass and disrupt : IVE
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Coral reefs : ATOLLS
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Dumb ___ : DORA
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North and South states : CAROLINAS
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Shark feature : JAW
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Polish : GLOSS
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Exercise : PUSHUP
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Dress fabric : POPLIN
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Dry-cleaner's concern : SPOT
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Suffix with butyl and ethyl : ENE
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Exhausted : ALLIN
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Anticipate : FORESTALL
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Jargon : SLANG
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Sun product : BEAM
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Revise : EDIT
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Chanted : SANG
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Beliefs : ISMS
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Appraisals: Abbr. : ESTS
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Supporters of war : HAWKS
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Liquid part of fat : OLEIN
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Worker on baby grands : PIANOTUNER
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Ship: Abbr. : STR
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Mudville's hero : CASEY
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Cheese quality : ODOR
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Tropical trees : MIMOSAS
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Opposite of hiver : ETE
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Monopoly : CARTEL
10
Writer Victor : HUGO
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Son of Isaac : ESAU
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Left : WENT
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Mountain lions : COUGARS
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Division word : INTO
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"Ships" with humps : CAMELS
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Had debts : OWED
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Judges' concerns : TRIALS
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Mental defectives : MORONS
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Indian relics : ARROWHEADS
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Affectionate term : DEAR
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Ferber : EDNA
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Smart : CHIC
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Source of pumice : LAVA
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Control consumption : RATION
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Profession : CALLING
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Harem rooms : ODAS
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Ropes : LASSOES
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Eyeing : OGLING
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Sticks out : JUTS
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"Trees" and others : POEMS
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Dark : UNLIT
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Skins : PELTS
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Ratify : PASS
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Clay pot : OLLA
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Scheme : PLAN
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Vehicle for a baby : PRAM
57
Govt. agency : FBI
58
Neighbor of a fairway : TEE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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