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New York Times, Saturday, February 1, 1975

Author:
Alice H. Kaufman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Alice H. Kaufman has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,303
Across
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Chooses : OPTS
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Lake in northern Ireland : NEAGH
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Word with bang : SLAM
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Revile : RAIL
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Tidal flood : EAGRE
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Bird or gilded : CAGE
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American Indian : CREE
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Blotch : STAIN
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Kind of gun or squad : RIOT
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Denuded : STRIPT
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Having control : INCHARGE
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Shadowy creature : GROUNDHOG
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Brass instruments : ALTHORNS
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Stan the Man : MUSIAL
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Smock's companion : BERET
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Virginia willows : ITEAS
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Naval rating: Abbr. : CPO
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Peak first scaled in 1953 : EVEREST
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Blood deficiencies : ANEMIAS
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Golfer's need : TEE
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Diaphanous : SHEER
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Chop finely : MINCE
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Remit : SENDTO
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Part-time news correspondent : STRINGER
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See 24 Across : WOODCHUCK
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One going awol : DESERTER
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Church reader : LECTOR
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Abridge : ELIDE
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Suave : OILY
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Run of the ___ : MILL
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More mature : RIPER
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Establishes : SETS
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Gluts : SATES
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Beverages : TEAS
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Grampuses : ORCS
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___ of speech : PART
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Row : TIER
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Santa, on his rounds : SLEIGHER
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Elder counselor : NESTOR
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Dine : EAT
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In opposition : AGAINST
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Daily rat race : GRIND
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Retainer : HENCHMAN
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Rawboned animals : SCRAGS
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Den : LAIR
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Eager : AGOG
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Apportion : METE
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One who disagrees: Var. : PROTESTOR
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Domestic pests : HOUSEMICE
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Join : UNITE
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Incites : ABETS
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Reception : LEVEE
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Made of wood : TREEN
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Frosting : ICING
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Rapidly : APACE
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Also-ran : LOSER
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Planet : EARTH
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Six and trouble : SHOOTERS
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Gold-digger's reward : MINKCOAT
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Written document, old style : ESCRIPT
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Resides : DWELLS
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Emperors : RULERS
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Festival honoring Apollo : DELIA
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Beaver products : DAMS
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Penna. city : ERIE
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Sediment : SILT
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Floor material : TILE
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Grains : RYES
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Scottish river : DEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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