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New York Times, Saturday, December 14, 1974

24-Across : Negative prefixes

Author:
Elizabeth A. Yaro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Elizabeth A. Yaro has 8 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,254
Across
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Kind of slaw : COLE
5
Czech city, to Czechs : PRAHA
10
Prefix for sphere : HEMI
14
Cameo material : ONYX
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"Iphigenia in ___" : AULIS
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Marital cast-offs : EXES
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Law of Moses : PENTATEUCH
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Medicine-chest item : PILL
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Excise or income : TAX
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Skin: Prefix : DERM
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Ma and Pa of movies : KETTLE
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Negative prefixes : NONS
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Lugosi : BELA
26
Nice or Brighton, e.g. : RESORT
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Sheet-music character : HALFNOTE
33
Student, in France : ELEVE
34
In ___ parentis : LOCO
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Reverberate : ECHO
36
Swamp : MIRE
37
"___ of Athens" : TIMON
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Noisily busy : AHUM
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Tied : EVEN
41
Full: It. : PIENI
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Like Swiss bank accounts : NUMBERED
44
Defeated : BEATEN
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"I'm all ___" : EARS
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Oven : KILN
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Helot's home : SPARTA
50
Senior, in France : AINE
51
Direction: Abbr. : SSE
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Ratio representing 20 percent : IIN5
55
Multilingual works : PENTAGLOTS
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Interweave : PLAT
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___ sanctum : INNER
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Algerian city : ORAN
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Son of Adam : SETH
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Lacking : NEEDY
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Carry on : WAGE
Down
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Egyptian sect member : COPT
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Selective Service rating : ONEA
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Wildcat : LYNX
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Switchboard hookup: Abbr. : EXT
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Obvious : PATENT
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Sorrowful ones : RUERS
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Styptic base : ALUM
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___, haec, hoc : HIC
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Ancient port of Palestine : ASHKELON
10
Of the Ionian Islands : HEPTANESIAN
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Theater sign : EXIT
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Pell-___ : MELL
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Small land mass : ISLE
18
Look up to : ADORE
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Sprite : ELF
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Guy Fawkes Day : NOVEMBER5TH
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Item brought home : BACON
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Shuffle personnel : REMAN
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Root or Yale : ELIHU
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Immunological agent : SERUM
29
Returned, as a pigeon : HOMED
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Musical group : OCTET
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Scottish noble : THANE
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Cat's nine : LIVES
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Turtle : TERRAPIN
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Son of Eber : PELEG
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Corrode : EAT
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Consisting of two : BINARY
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Tampered with, as a check : KITED
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Tastes : SIPS
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Atomic ___ : PILE
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Medical course: Abbr. : ANAT
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British queen : ANNE
51
Short-billed rail : SORA
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Kind of party : STAG
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Early slave : ESNE
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Chemical ending : ENE
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Temperature listing : LOW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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