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New York Times, Friday, December 6, 1974

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,246
Across
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Musical work : OCTET
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Bit of medicine : DOSE
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Dishonor : SHAME
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Organism's body : SOMA
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Summit : APEX
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Complains : CARPS
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Tilt, as a ship : HEEL
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Scruff : NAPE
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What artists prefer : NORTHERNLIGHT
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___ de vie : EAU
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Debt: Abbr. : OBL
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Rajahs : EASTERNRULERS
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Word with hood or rib : FALSE
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Hasten : HIE
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Poetic Muse : ERATO
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Miss Gardner : AVA
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Wayside ___ : INN
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Marble : TAW
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Degrees of heat: Abbr. : TEMPS
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Scholastic org. : NEA
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Smooth : SUAVE
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Scarlett O'Hara : SOUTHERNBELLE
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Scottish refusal : NAE
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Prefix for puncture : ACU
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Breakfast fare : WESTERNOMELET
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Derby entry : COLT
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Judgment : DOOM
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Ship crane : DAVIT
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Stance : POSE
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Ferber : EDNA
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Halting place : ETAPE
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From away off : AFAR
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Ruminant : DEER
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Thick : DENSE
Down
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Vibrate: Abbr. : OSC
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Biggers's sleuth : CHAN
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Elephant's-ear : TARO
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Catherine the Great : EMPRESS
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Having a will : TESTATE
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Court's Arthur : ASHE
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Gardener, at times : HOER
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Church corner : AMEN
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Lee Marvin's Cat : BALLOU
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Participle, at times : DANGLER
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Bright fish : OPAH
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Month: Abbr. : SEPT
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English river : EXE
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Cry's partner : HUE
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Fit for: Suffix : IBLE
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Roof parts : EAVES
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Southern shrine : ALAMO
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River or wine : RHINE
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Forty-___ : NINER
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French historian : RENAN
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Assessment amount : RATAL
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Part of poem : STAVE
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"___ chance!" : FAT
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Be beholden to : OWE
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Type of humorist : PUNSTER
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Law: Abbr. : STAT
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Withdrew : SECEDED
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Howl, as a wolf : ULULATE
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Observed : HEEDED
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Dull noise : BAM
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Warp's companion : WOOF
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Lanchester : ELSA
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Gave a hard time to : RODE
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"With malice toward ___" : NONE
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Poet : OMAR
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Author Hunter : EVAN
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Upends : TIPS
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Acct. : CPA
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Letter : TEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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