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New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 1974

1-Across : ___ gin fizz

Author:
Samalin
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,259
Across
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___ gin fizz : RAMOS
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Kind of hand : GLAD
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W. W. II vessels : LSTS
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F.B.I. man : AGENT
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Captive of Hercules : IOLE
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Willow : ITEA
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Elks, etc. : FRATERNALORDERS
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Old Ethiopian coin : TALARI
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Miami's county : DADE
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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___ up (livens) : PEPS
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Taft's labor-bill partner : HARTLEY
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Evian or French Lick : SPA
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Vision: Prefix : OPTO
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Cheer : RAH
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Assembly hall : AULA
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Comic Bert : LAHR
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Finnish port : TURKU
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Agrarian development of 1800's : GRANGERMOVEMENT
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Form of Helen : ELENA
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Chilblain, to Shakespeare : KIBE
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See 17 Across : BPOE
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Cockney's "___ a mo'" : ARF
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Wood measure : CORD
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Relatives of aves. : STS
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Sewer's need : THIMBLE
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Assam people : AOR
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Like Cooper's Mohican : LAST
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Melodious : ARIOSE
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Group associated with 41 Across : FARMERSALLIANCE
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Unfettered, in Bonn : FREI
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Countess's spouse : EARL
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Before : UNTIL
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Safe-cracker : YEGG
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Couple : DYAD
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Specialized planes : STOLS
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Place for a diving board : RAFT
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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Oat or square : MEAL
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Ready : ONTAP
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Sound system : STEREO
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Card game : GIN
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Onus : LOAD
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God, to Moslems : ALLAH
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Asian cedar : DEODAR
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Flip one's ___ : LID
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Filch : STEAL
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Coated metal : TERNE
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Pert : SASSY
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Small wave : RIPPLE
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Grade again : RERATE
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Desolate : STARK
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Kind of screw or tack : THUMB
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Dressing flavor : SAGE
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Knitting stitch : PURL
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Wings : ALAE
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Of an electric unit : OHMIC
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Old Indochina area : ANNAM
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Automaton : ROBOT
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Corded fabrics : REPS
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Sea-speed unit : KNOT
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Western Indians : UTES
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Mess up : GARBLE
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Expressed in words : VERBAL
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Like loose skirts : FLARED
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Composer Milhaud : DARIUS
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Chewy candy : TAFFY
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Sir Samuel ___ : HOARE
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Imperfect, as goods: Abbr. : IRREG
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Try : ESSAY
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Laughing : RIANT
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Scarlett's home : TARA
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Aware of : ONTO
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Namely: Abbr. : SCIL
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Morays : EELS
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Russian plane : MIG
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Legal degree : LLD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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