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New York Times, Monday, December 2, 1974

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,242
Across
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Diplomacy : TACT
5
Boston orchestra : POPS
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Mine car : TRAM
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Encourages : ABETS
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Defect : HOLE
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Man of many marches : JOHNPHILIPSOUSA
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Declaim : ORATE
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Linden tree : TEIL
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Be off guard : NOD
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Celebrated : NOTED
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Sedate : STAID
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Talk idly : GAS
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Exacerbates : IRES
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Facing a glacier : STOSS
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Kind of soul : TIMID
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Light gas : ETHER
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Rinse : LAVE
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Cobblers' supplies : SOLES
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Excellent : AONE
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Mandolin parts : FRETS
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Menu item : SALAD
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World power : USA
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Water buffalo : ARNEE
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Fractional prefix : SEMI
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Influenced : LED
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Pastry items : TARTS
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Make appropriations : SPEND
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Emden exclamation : ACH
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Vehicle : AUTO
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Ones on the move : GOERS
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Man with a doctrine : PRESIDENTMONROE
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Agra attire : SARI
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Banquet bigwig : EMCEE
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Hand over : CEDE
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Picher : EWER
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Center : SEAT
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Delightful spot : EDEN
Down
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Japanese general : TOJO
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Cupid : AMOR
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Hit song of W. W. I : COHANSOVERTHERE
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Lone Ranger's friend : TONTO
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Exclamation : PAH
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Tokyo sash : OBI
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Hide : PELT
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Farm enclosures : STIES
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Conjunction, for short : THO
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Having poor posture : ROUNDSHOULDERED
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Too : ALSO
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Western lake : MEAD
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Cooking devices : SPITS
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___ four (teacake) : PETIT
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List : SLATE
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Greek goddess : ERIS
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Populace : DEMOS
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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Popular pastime : GOLF
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Palm cockatoo : ARARA
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Deane of Continental Congress : SILAS
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Be aware of : SENSE
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Crosses out : DELES
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Understand : READ
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Heating vessel : ETNA
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Coarse hominy : SAMP
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Caravansary : SERAI
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San ___ : DIEGO
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Musical work : ETUDE
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Comes from : STEMS
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Present occasion : NONCE
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Church section : APSE
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Crop : CRAW
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Formerly : ONCE
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Took the roller coaster : RODE
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Witnessed : SEEN
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Title : SIR
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Sri Lanka export : TEA
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Shea athlete : MET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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