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New York Times, Tuesday, February 11, 1975

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,313
Across
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Choir site : LOFT
5
Mythical monsters : OGRES
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Lowly craft : SCOW
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Khayyám : OMAR
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River of the Left Bank : SEINE
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Moslem judge : CADI
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Kind of agent : UNDERCOVER
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Cockney four-bagger : OMER
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Talk out of : DISSUADE
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In profusion : GALORE
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Waste away in grief : PINE
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In hiding : PERDU
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Auto-race city : LEMANS
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Certain bus ticket : TRANSFER
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Start getting rich : AMASS
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Kind of booth : PHONE
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New Guinea town : LAE
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Good Queen : BESS
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Take the tab : TREAT
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Tidal or heat : WAVE
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Ceremonious title: Abbr. : ESQ
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Mail-order pioneer : SEARS
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Pundits : SAGES
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Word for Masefield : LAUREATE
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Inactive : ATREST
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Tidal flood : EAGRE
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Greenland settlement : ETAH
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Sentence ender : PERIOD
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Neighbor of Somalia : ETHIOPIA
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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Fishy clue : REDHERRING
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Mother ___ : LODE
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Movie-palace feature : ORGAN
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Withered : SERE
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Washington engravings : ONES
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Hammer parts : PEENS
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
Down
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Like rock music : LOUD
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All: Prefix : OMNI
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Crazes : FADS
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Infringe upon : TRESPASS
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Ancient Italians : OSCANS
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Crystal-lined stone : GEODE
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Split : RIVE
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Nautical course : ENE
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Army man : SERGEANT
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Shrews : SCOLDS
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Disguise : CAMOUFLAGE
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Stettin's river : ODER
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Baling or live : WIRE
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Ashes : RUINS
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English composer : ARNE
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Malay sailing boats : PROAS
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Mailing sticker : LABEL
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Bug genus : EMESA
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Kind of ball : MASQUERADE
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Word of consolation : THERE
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Places for gutters : EAVES
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Cure meat, in Scotland : REEST
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Babble : PRATE
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Eyewash : TEARDROP
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Veteran campaigner : WARHORSE
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Utah flower : SEGO
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Way up : STAIR
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Some bridge bids : RAISES
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European capital : ATHENS
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One of the Allens : ETHAN
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___ Alto : PALO
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Black : EBON
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Border : EDGE
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Harbor structure : PIER
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Japanese box set : INRO
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"Poison for the ___ tooth" : AGES
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"Able was I ___ . . . " : ERE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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