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New York Times, Saturday, December 7, 1974

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F H J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,247
Across
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Ewe's offspring : LAMB
5
"Poison," e.g. : LABEL
10
Irish governing house : DAIL
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Australian bird : EMEU
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Tony of baseball : OLIVA
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Form of an Asian country : INDO
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Part of a suit : VEST
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Neap and ebb : TIDES
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To-do : STIR
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Music arrangement : INSTRUMENTATION
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Ill at ___ : EASE
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"G.W.T.W." locale : TARA
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Noise-maker : ALARM
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Yugoslavian city : NIS
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Torments : GNAWS
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Protective walls : PARAPETS
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Dollar often bet : BOTTOM
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Italian city : ROMA
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"___ unto Caesar that ... " : RENDER
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Yeast, for one : LEAVENER
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Cornered : TREED
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Vigor : PEP
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Fragrant : OLENT
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Hereditary factor : GENE
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Bye-bye : TATA
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Weatherman's job : PROGNOSTICATION
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French trial town : RIOM
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Longlegged bird : STILT
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Ounce, in Spain : ONZA
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Spooky : EERIE
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Like Sahara's reaches : VAST
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Port of Yemen : ADEN
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Fear : DREAD
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
Down
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Son of Jacob : LEVI
2
Word of approval : AMEN
3
Confusion : MESS
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Naïve investor : BUTTERANDEGGMAN
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Water lily : LOTUS
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Foodstuffs : ALIMENTS
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Tarry : BIDE
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Current ___ : EVENTS
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"Built to ___ lifetime" : LASTA
10
Third cousin, for one : DISTANTRELATIVE
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Against : ANTI
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Prefix for syncrasy : IDIO
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Desolate : LORN
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Boarding stairs : RAMP
22
Jason's ship : ARGO
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Take ___ (disassemble) : APART
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Subsequently : LATER
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Aromatic hydrocarbon : ARENE
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Plant fiber : ISTLE
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___ time (formerly) : ATONE
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Certain people : WOMEN
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Clever : SMART
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Attention : EAR
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Stole : BOA
39
Snake, lizards, etc. : REPTILIA
42
Biblical locale : EDEN
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Roman religious festivals : VOTA
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Annoy : PESTER
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Snooped : NOSED
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Pretended : ACTED
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Malay boat : PROA
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Peeling : RIND
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Soft mud : OOZE
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Spare or flat : TIRE
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Teheran's country : IRAN
57
Kiln : OAST
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Old musical note : NETE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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