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New York Times, Friday, December 27, 1974

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,267
Across
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Old Glory et al. : FLAGS
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Ready for a hairpiece : BALD
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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Kind of jazz : REBOP
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Money premium : AGIO
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Petty taboo : NONO
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Miss St. Johns : ADELA
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Zero : NONE
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Guinness : ALEC
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Monetary expert of a kind : GOLDDIGGER
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Old territory of West: Abbr. : DAK
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Bell sound : PEAL
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Rouses : STIRS
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Holy: Prefix : SACR
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School subject since the 1950's : NEWMATH
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"The ___ Sea" : CRUEL
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Critics' output : REVIEWS
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"Gigi" star : HERMIONEGINGOLD
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Baseball hits : TRIPLES
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Subway coin : TOKEN
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Revised : UPDATED
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Swan woman : LEDA
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Small person : PYGMY
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Require : NEED
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Marsupial, for short : ROO
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Behavior code : GOLDENRULE
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Lackadaisically : IDLY
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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North African city : TUNIS
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Grant : CEDE
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Meal time : NOON
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Verve : ELAN
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Oriental bell : GONG
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River of France : RHONE
Down
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Easily broken: Abbr. : FRAG
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India-Burma road of W. W. II : LEDO
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Walter of films : ABEL
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Certain monetary excess : GOLDPREMIUM
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Garden tool : SPADE
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Bracelet : BANGLE
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Excited : AGOG
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Queue : LINE
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Go-getter : DOER
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Spanish queen : ENA
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"Three Bears" name, with 13 Down : GOLDI
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At hand, poetically : ANEAR
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See 11 Down : LOCKS
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Fleming : IAN
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Economize : STINT
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Chaplin classic : THEGOLDRUSH
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Place of learning: Abbr. : SCH
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Reckon, in old days : ARET
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Pigeon sound : CURR
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Tear from : WREST
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Alcott girl : MEG
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Grandfathers: Lat. : AVI
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Impudent : LIPPY
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Roused : WOKE
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Vehicle : SLED
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___ Bailey : OLD
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Nucleic acid : DNA
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Story part : ENDING
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Letter : DEE
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Singer Leontyne : PRICE
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Sing, in Berne : YODEL
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Israeli name : GOLDA
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Enroll : ENTER
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Crowd : GANG
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Diving bird : LOON
57
Preposition : UNTO
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Legal hold : LIEN
59
Basic nature : ESSE
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Craving : YEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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