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New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1974

Author:
David Crosatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,244
Across
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Finland, to Finns : SUOMI
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Knife handle : HAFT
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Word with gab or October : FEST
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Invalidate : ANNUL
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Tropical tree : EBOE
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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Words for Fauntleroy : LITTLELORD
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Czech river : ISER
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Tennis star : ASHE
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Swing around : SLUE
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Small, in France : PETIT
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Swelling disease : EDEMA
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Sweden, to Swedes : SVERIGE
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Women's ___ : LIB
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Spanish coins : PESETAS
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Spinach-like plant : ORACH
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Alb or amice : VESTMENT
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Colombian city : CALI
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Hair or night : SHIRT
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___ about : ONOR
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Switzerland, to Romans : HELVETIA
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Norway, to Norwegians : NORGE
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Early Italian : SAMNITE
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Blockhead : ASS
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Island near Borneo : SUMATRA
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Motorists' rush-hour bane : TIEUP
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Outstanding things : ONERS
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River duck : TEAL
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"___ deal!" : ITSA
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Sweetsop : ATES
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Aaron or Seaver, e.g. : BIGLEAGUER
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Whistle: Sp. : PITO
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Berra : YOGI
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Comb, as a horse : CURRY
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O'Casey : SEAN
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Author Seton : ANYA
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Corners : TREES
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Room in a casa : SALA
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Les Etats ___ : UNIS
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Efficient : ONTHEBALL
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Muffed : MUTED
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Faulty : ILL
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Greece, to old Greeks : HELLAS
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Ben Adhem : ABOU
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English novelist C. S. : FORESTER
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Husing of radio : TED
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Handbill : FLIER
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Estonia, to Estonians : EESTI
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Cartoonist William : STEIG
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Salinger heroine : ESME
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Nuisance : PEST
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N. T. book: Abbr. : EPH
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Immense : VAST
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Lomond or Katrine : LOCH
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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French spa : EVIAN
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Roman 104 : CIV
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Pasture sound : MOO
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Fill with delight : ENRAPTURE
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Egg drinks : NOGS
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___ bien : TRES
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Altair or Rigel : STAR
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Garment of ancient Greece : HIMATION
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Appraisals: Abbr. : ESTS
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Italy, to Italians : ITALIA
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Roof piece : TILE
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Castile et al. : SOAPS
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Loosen : UNTIE
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"If a body ___ body . . . " : MEETA
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Certain crime : ARSON
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Early Mongolian : UIGUR
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Like some breakfast plates : EGGY
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Parched : SERE
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Noun suffixes : ARYS
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Win ___ nose : BYA
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Perform : ACT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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