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New York Times, Wednesday, February 13, 1974

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,950

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Across
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Theater-program listing : CAST
5
Severe : HARSH
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Culloden fighter : SCOT
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Handy with words : ARTICULATE
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Do road work : PAVE
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Russian city, for a while : STALINGRAD
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Winglike : ALAR
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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City on the Danube : ULM
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Herb genus : SEDUM
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Sweater yarn : WORSTED
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Cheese-making need : RENNET
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Does cleaning : MOPS
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Kind of shirt : HAIR
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French critic : TAINE
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Salutation : AVE
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Farm animals : PORKERS
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Beverage : ADE
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Style : GENRE
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Black-fin snapper : SESI
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Check : STEM
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Ocean arms : INLETS
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Showed alarm : STARTED
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Decree : EDICT
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Plumlike fruit : SLOE
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Add up : TOT
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Cheating aid : TROT
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Luggage items : GRIPS
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Indian Ocean arm : ARABIANSEA
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Decamped : FLED
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In a solicitous way : PATERNALLY
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Scurried : TORE
69
Apparition : SHADE
70
Permits : LETS
Down
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Elliot of TV : CASS
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Grecian gulf : ARTA
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Actor Laurel : STAN
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Knights of old : TILTERS
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Barbarian : HUN
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School subject: Abbr. : ALG
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___ avis : RARA
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Film people : STARS
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Bettor with second thoughts : HEDGER
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Belgian town : SPA
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Slander : CALUMNIATE
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Running track : OVAL
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Polk had one : TERM
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Descendants: Var. : CIONS
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Playwright Clifford : ODETS
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Roman emperor : OTHO
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Burns : SEARS
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Miss Merkel : UNA
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Interlaced : WOVEN
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Widely-shared piece of mail : OPENLETTER
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Barriers : DIKES
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Over : ENDED
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Abound : TEEM
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"The Gift of the ___" : MAGI
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Supports : RESTS
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Kind of larceny or four : PETIT
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Coin of Iran : RIAL
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Carpet color : RED
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Of the breastbone : STERNAL
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Discards : SCRAPS
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Old wooden bowl : ROGAN
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Body of Jewish law : TORAH
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White House name : TAFT
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European capital : OSLO
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Be seeing you! : TATA
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Avalon, for one : ISLE
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Trapper's trophy : PELT
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"Simon ___" : SAYS
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Fish of Europe : IDE
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Flower ___ : BED
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Anger : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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