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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1974

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,257

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Across
1
Kind of number : WRONG
6
Speedy jets : SSTS
10
Competent : ABLE
14
Recognition : HONOR
15
Great Barrier Island : OTEA
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Seven ___ : SEAS
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Mirror sight : IMAGE
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Usurer : LOANSHARK
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"___ make passes at ... " : MENSELDOM
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Small anchor : KEDGE
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Penury : NEED
24
Curtain-call critic : HISSER
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"The Last ___" : SUPPER
28
___ Patch, famed pacer : DAN
29
Society mainstay : PILLAR
30
Publisher's imprint : COLOPHON
35
Miss Moorehead : AGNES
36
___ and far between : FEW
37
Rail signal : FLARE
38
Breaks, as a vase : SHATTERS
40
Showed warmth : SMILED
41
One, in Italy : UNO
42
Tellers' customers : PAYEES
43
Agreement : ACCORD
47
System of worship : CULT
48
Oil-bearing rock : SHALE
49
One on the way up : CAREERIST
54
Riverboat con artist : CARDSHARP
56
Worm-catching bird : EARLY
57
Heraldic border : ORLE
58
False god : IDOL
59
32 Boy or Girl Scouts : TROOP
60
Despot : TSAR
61
Period : TIME
62
Actress Carol : HANEY
Down
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Caprice : WHIM
2
"When in ___ ... " : ROME
3
Son of Judah : ONAN
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Christmas drinks : NOGS
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Resting place in 23rd Psalm : GREENPASTURES
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Metal joiner : SOLDER
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Joined an ovation : STOOD
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"Yea, ___!" : TEAM
9
Diego or Pablo : SAN
10
Ruins : ASHES
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Necklace : BEADS
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Robe size : LARGE
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Ridge of sand : ESKER
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"I escaped by the ___" : SKINOFMYTEETH
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Side glance : LEER
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Prince ___ : HAL
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Sound of resignation : SIGH
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Russian whip : PLET
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___ Jones average : DOW
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___ de deux : PAS
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These: Fr. : CES
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Ballet bend : PLIE
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In good shape : HALE
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Mine products : ORES
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Little Edward : NED
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Back : FRO
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Goal : END
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Auction : SALE
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Prose color : PURPLE
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Scarf : ASCOT
44
British cleaning women : CHARS
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Hurricane of 1961 : CARLA
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More ripe : OLDER
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Rebound : CAROM
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Moslem judge : CADI
50
___ avis : RARA
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Do a house chore : IRON
52
Wild plum : SLOE
53
Conforming to kind : TYPY
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Success : HIT

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

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