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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 1974

Author:
Catharine Y. C. Probst
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,952
Across
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Sitting ___ : DUCK
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Comb: Prefix : CTENO
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Clear the blackboard : WIPE
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Wings : ALAE
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Court decree : ARRET
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Spanish queen et al. : ENAS
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"Zhivago" heroine : LARA
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Songbird : MEADOWLARK
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Gary's state: Abbr. : IND
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Hot Springs and Baden-Baden : SPAS
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Holy: Fr. : SACREE
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Hindered : IMPEDED
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Pack horse, old style : SOMER
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Ella of comics : CINDERS
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Moslem scholar : ALIM
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Prepare chestnuts : ROAST
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Marsh herons : BITTERNS
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Bird for Minerva : OWL
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Wading birds : RAILS
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Yes, in Menton : OUI
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Toasts in old England : WASSAILS
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Furious : RABID
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Titmouse feature : TUFT
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Tartness : ACIDITY
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Afghan noble : AMEER
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Birds' best friend : AUDUBON
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Handsome, in Scotland : BONNIE
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Hurting : SORE
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Rachel Carson subject : SEA
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Bird-watcher's need : BINOCULARS
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Small duck : TEAL
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Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
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Peep show : RAREE
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Dreaded figure : OGRE
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Bradley and others : OMARS
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Give the eye : OGLE
Down
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Surrealist painter : DALI
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Missouri birds : CARDINALS
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N. Z. parrot : KEA
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Vacation vehicle : CAMPER
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Stairway parts : TREADS
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Remove : ERASE
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Siouans : OTOS
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Word on a doormat : WELCOME
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Embrace : INARM
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Gay city : PAREE
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
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"___ a cat I saw?" (palindrome) : WASIT
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Barracuda : SPET
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Doctors' degrees : MDS
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Irish lower house : DAIL
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Bird for a loser : CROW
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Hawkeye state : IOWA
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Mil. officers : LTS
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Twice : BIS
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Yardstick for a blue shade : ROBINSEGG
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French night : NUIT
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Pretentious, old style : SIDY
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Govt. dismissal notice : RIF
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Can. province : ALTA
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Office workers : STENOGS
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Like gold : AURIC
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Scrawny critter : RIBE
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Confusion : ADO
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Devoted one : ADORER
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"___, foiled again" : CURSES
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Monastery head : ABBOT
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Watery fabric : MOIRE
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Capital of County Clare : ENNIS
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Woody root of Africa : USARA
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Large kangaroo : EURO
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Fatha Hines : EARL
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On the sheltered side : ALEE
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Take it on the ___ : LAM
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Moreover : TOO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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