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New York Times, Tuesday, February 12, 1974

Author:
Lois Hillis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Lois Hillis has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,949

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Students & seniors
Across
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Burst of energy : SPASM
6
Molasses product : RUM
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Word for some that ran : ALSO
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Cut a molar : TEETHE
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Isolating : ENISLING
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Noah's mountain : ARARAT
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Needs : WANTSFOR
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Ski equipment : POLES
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Equal : MATCH
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Ram's mate : EWE
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Joyous age : SWEETSIXTEEN
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In a quandary : ATSEA
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Pried : NOSED
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Slightly open : AJAR
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In ___ (further) : ADDITIONTO
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Certain danse : MACABRE
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Fitting as an arrow : NOCKING
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Bonanza at the butcher's : TENDERMEAT
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Resorts : SPAS
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Golf-tour name : SNEAD
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Fire remnant : EMBER
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Certain grocer : RETAILDEALER
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Thumb or Swift : TOM
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Short story : CONTE
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Lightweight fabric : VOILE
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Feature of a noose : SLIPKNOT
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Molasses cookie : HERMIT
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Inclination : PLEASURE
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Ostrich or emu : RATITE
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Kind of castle : SAND
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Latvia or Ukraine: Abbr. : SSR
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Schedule : SLATE
Down
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Goat antelope : SEROW
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Artist noted for Washington portraits : PEALE
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"Only God can make ___" : ATREE
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Kind of daisy : SHASTA
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Came together : MET
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Gave the car a new shine : REWAXED
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Out of reach : UNATTAINABLE
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Soften, as words : MINCE
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Smith and others : ALS
10
Long sentence : LIFE
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Skier's footing : SNOW
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Monster : OGRE
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Knocks gently : TAPS
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With nervous energy : STHENIC
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"No-spitting" violations, e.g. : MISDEMEANORS
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Songstress Kay : STARR
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Breakfast areas : NOOKS
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Little bit : SNIP
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Volcano : ETNA
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___ age (long time) : DOGS
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Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
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Spanish province : JAEN
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Skin ailment : ACNE
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Locating device : RADAR
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Carried : TOTED
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Adorns : BEDECKS
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Radium, e.g. : EMITTER
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Disclose : REVEAL
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Muscle condition : TONUS
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Blood carrier : AORTA
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Restrict : LIMIT
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Ten-point type : ELITE
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Network : RETE
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Recipe measures: Abbr. : TSPS
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Spanish pot : OLLA
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Air : MIEN
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Knee protector : PAD
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Time measures: Abbr. : HRS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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