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James A. Brussel
James A. Brussel

New York Times, Tuesday, December 3, 1974

Author:
James A. Brussel
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
James A. Brussel has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,243
Across
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Kind of tennis : LAWN
5
Kind of skate : CHEAP
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Marshes : FENS
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Genus of olives : OLEA
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Heart outlet : AORTA
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Medieval land holding : ODAL
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Norwegian prince, in "Hamlet" : FORTINBRAS
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Split : RIVE
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Driving area : TEE
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Beaks : NEBS
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Made edging : TATTED
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Vehemence : FURY
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Roman historian : LIVY
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People in a cast : ACTORS
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Monotony : SAMENESS
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Solacing word : THERE
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Demolish : RAZE
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Ravelings : LINT
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" . . . amber ___ of grain" : WAVES
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Calif. wine center : NAPA
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Baseball brother : ALOU
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Hoary : AGED
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Station : DEPOT
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Plant derivatives : SENNITES
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Works by painter Albrecht : DURERS
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Land measures : ARES
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Confines : PENS
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___-day (modern) : LATTER
50
Lighten : EASE
51
Dandy : FOP
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Notation in 1812 Overture : FORTISSIMO
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"The Decline and ___ of . . . " : FALL
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Hard baseball drive : LINER
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Waterless : ARID
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Deuce's follower : TREY
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Chemical suffix : YLENE
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Cats and dogs : PETS
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Niblick stroke : LOFT
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Century plant : ALOE
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"If I ___ king" : WERE
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King Cole : NAT
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Chair workers : CANERS
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Stamp-collecting, e.g. : HOBBY
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Miscalculates : ERRS
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___ loss : ATA
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TV-watching, e.g. : PASTIMES
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Rams' rivals : FORTYNINERS
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Church area : NAVE
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Vehicle : SLED
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Toughen : INURE
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Salutation : AVE
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Luckily : FORTUNATELY
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Loafed : LAZED
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Reference book : ATLAS
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Concepción's land : CHILE
28
Part of a joint : TENON
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Relief-pitchers' goals : SAVES
30
Storehouse : ETAPE
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Nickname of Cards' Marty Marion : SLATS
34
Frenzies : RAGES
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Insect found near ponds or lakes : WATERFLY
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Beach hills : DUNES
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Anger : IRE
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Streetcar name : DESIRE
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Eucharistic plate : PATEN
47
Kind of turn or over : LEFT
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Hebrew month : ADAR
49
Mah-jongg piece : TILE
50
Aquatic bird : ERNE
51
___ sale : FIRE
52
Leave out : OMIT
53
Seal herds : PODS
56
Fuel : OIL
57
Weaken : SAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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