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New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 1974

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,264
Across
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Branch : LIMB
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Lugosi : BELA
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Insignificant one : TWERP
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Molding : OGEE
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Yoke mates : OXEN
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Employment manager : HIRER
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Headdress : COIF
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American Indian : OTOE
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Top group : ELITE
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"To be ___ be" : ORNOTTO
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"___: perchance to dream" : TOSLEEP
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Winds : REELS
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Ancient Brazilian : OTI
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Sires : BEGETS
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Kind of Mennonite : AMMANITE
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Cuckoopint : ARUM
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Modify : ADAPT
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Wild sheep : SHA
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"___ of adversity" : SWEETARETHEUSES
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" . . . ___ of thee" : TIS
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Hybrid animal : HINNY
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Renoir subject : NUDE
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Having horns : ANTLERED
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"___ directed" (medical-label advice) : TAKEAS
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Wonder : AWE
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___ Arabia : SAUDI
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"A dish fit for ___" : THEGODS
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Sidekicks : CRONIES
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Kind of blade : RAZOR
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Eartha : KITT
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Nitwit : DOPE
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Flynn : ERROL
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"The ___ that men do lives after . . . " : EVIL
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Busy : ATIT
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Sales place : STAND
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Shackle : GYVE
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Animal pouches : SACS
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Crazy : LOCO
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Opera role : IGOR
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Chow ___ : MEIN
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"Is this a dagger which I see ___?" : BEFOREME
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Northern constellation : BOOTES
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Commend : EXTOL
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Papal name : LEO
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Pickle herb : ANET
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" . . . in ___ of Denmark" : THESTATE
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Barkis's word : WILLIN
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One of five : ERIE
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Network : RETE
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Kind of school : PREP
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Memorable offensive : TET
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Enthusiasm : OOMPH
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What Shakespearean villains come to : SADENDS
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Enough, in Rome : BASTA
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Stu of movies : ERWIN
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Visitor : GUEST
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Indian servant : MATY
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Bone of contention : ISSUE
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Silent-screen vamp : THEDA
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Comforts : EASES
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English composer : ARNE
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It was all a stage, to Jaques : THEWORLD
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Exposed : AIRED
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" . . . not so ___ man's ingratitude" : UNKINDAS
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Body of water : LAGOON
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"The Phoenix and the ___" : TURTLE
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"Much ___ . . . " : ADO
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Part of "Othello" : ACTIV
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Very, in Versailles : TRES
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Writer Moss : HART
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Poet Pound : EZRA
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Keel part : SKEG
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Narrative tale : EPIC
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Stage designs : SETS
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Campus plant : IVY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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