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New York Times, Thursday, February 14, 1974

Author:
Marie West
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Marie West has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,951

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Across
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Watermelon feature : RIND
5
Exhausts : SAPS
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French wine valley : RHONE
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Quadrennial address : INAUGURAL
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Expectant person : HOPER
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In a cautious way : PRUDENTLY
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With full force : AMAIN
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Coterie : SET
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Pindar's forte : ODES
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Weather periods : SPELLS
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Sea in U.S.S.R. : ARAL
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Prying : NOSY
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Tightfisted : STINGY
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Part of a pedestal : DADO
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Spanish article : LAS
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Treasure ___ : TROVE
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English River : CAM
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The theater : DRAMA
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Err at bridge: Var. : RENIG
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Individual : ONE
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Sing falsetto : YODEL
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Eccentric : ODD
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Small land mass : ISLET
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School org. : PTA
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Glutinous : ROPY
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Shows scorn : SNEERS
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Cobras : ASPS
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Small bits : DABS
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Purchased : BOUGHT
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Part of the Minotaur : BULL
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Candlenut tree : AMA
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Map indicator : ARROW
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One who abdicates : RENOUNCER
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Pola : NEGRI
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Affectation : MANNERISM
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Gather grain : GLEAN
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Goes to court : SUES
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Call it ___ : ADAY
Down
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Torn and Van Winkle : RIPS
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Concerning : INRE
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Australian sea mile : NAUT
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Flop : DUD
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Evangelist Billy : SUNDAY
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Soviet group : ARTEL
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Buddies : PALS
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Crafty : SLY
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Work by 15 Down : RHAPSODYINBLUE
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Comfortable : HOMEY
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Gem : OPAL
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Armstrong : NEIL
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Sea eagles : ERNS
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Brother of Ira : GEORGEGERSHWIN
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Turf : SOD
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Smithy equipment : ANVIL
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Identified : NAMED
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Purse part : STRAP
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English River : TRENT
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City near Grand Rapids : IONIA
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Fop : DANDY
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Soup spoon : LADLE
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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Seasons : SALTS
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Communal stores : COOPS
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American Beauties : ROSES
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Choose : OPT
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Reception halls : SALONS
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Greek marketplace : AGORA
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Mr. Dooley's creator : DUNNE
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Explosive sound : BANG
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City of Russia : OREL
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Yen : URGE
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Ideal or monde : BEAU
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One kind of test : ACID
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Tableland : MESA
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Arnie's group : ARMY
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Lodgings: Abbr. : RMS
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F.D.R. agency : NRA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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