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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,261
Across
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___ Street : SESAME
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Rhubarb : HASSLE
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Like "Gulliver's Travels" : SATIRIC
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Runaways : ELOPERS
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Actually : INTRUTH
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Balkan republic : ALBANIA
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Kind of gas or oil : COAL
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Snake : COBRA
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Tammany's nemesis : NAST
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Different : OTHERTHAN
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Not turn ___ : AHAIR
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Thor's wife : SIF
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Composer Franz : LEHAR
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Weedy grass : DARNEL
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Count : NUMERATE
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Nabokov title : ADA
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Light in a night sky : AIRGLOW
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Bolger : RAY
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Wondrous things : MIRACLES
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Drink : TIPPLE
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Delay : STALL
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Monk's title : DOM
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Blends : FUSES
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Household groupings, in law : MESSUAGES
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Northern birds : AUKS
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Fur-bearing animal : OTTER
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Run swiftly : HARE
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Endurance : STAMINA
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Certain inhabitants : NATIVES
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Show-off : PARADER
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Liar : ANANIAS
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Word for John or Abe : HONEST
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Obstinate : DOGGED
Down
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Healthy, in Spain : SANO
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Miss Kett : ETTA
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Cut of meat : SIRLOIN
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Indonesian island group : ARU
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Miller of music : MITCH
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Certain bridge signals : ECHOES
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Sincere : HEARTFUL
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Deity of Islam : ALLAH
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Sorrowful sound : SOB
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Kind of wrench : SPANNER
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Miss Horne : LENA
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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So, to Caesar : SIC
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Day: Abbr. : SAT
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Reveals : BRINGSOUT
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Golden syrup : TREACLE
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Atlantic food fish : ALEWIFE
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U. S. President : ADAMS
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"I've ___!" : HADIT
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Australian cockatoo : ARARA
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Talks persistently, with "on" : HARPS
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"And thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
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Spanish kings : REYES
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Bon ___ : MOT
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European songbird : REDSTART
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One supported by charity : ALMSMAN
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Intrusive : PUSHING
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Bacchante : MAENAD
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Units of loudness : SONES
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Cum ___ salis : GRANO
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Uraeus : ASP
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Neighbor of Nevada : UTAH
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Small tree of N. Z. : KARO
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For life: Fr. : AVIE
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Interpret : READ
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Letter : ESS
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Chemical ending : IDE
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Word with line or day : TAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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