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New York Times, Saturday, February 16, 1974

1-Down : "The ___ Jungle"

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J K W Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,953
Across
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Mennonite : AMISH
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Sudden effort : SPASM
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Container : VAT
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TV offering : SITUATIONCOMEDY
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Shell-game operator, for one : PRESTIDIGITATOR
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___-kiri : HARA
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___ en scène : MISE
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Kind of house : OPERA
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"Ten cents ___" : ADANCE
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Swan genus : OLOR
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Norse goddess : RAN
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Biblical character : LOT
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W. W. II landing site : ORAN
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Obliquely : ASLANT
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Entertain : TREAT
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Certain workers : ANTS
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Learn : HEAR
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Common conjunction : THAN
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Greenish blue : AQUA
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Surrender : CEDE
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Wrists : CARPI
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Scottish poet : DUNBAR
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Scottish alder : ARN
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Completed : DID
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Shows emotion : SOBS
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Young bird : EAGLET
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Familiar Latin phrase : IDEST
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Greek container : OLPE
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Certain football lineup : SPREADFORMATION
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Mind: Prefix : NOO
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English county : ESSEX
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"We're off ___ the wizard ... " : TOSEE
Down
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"The ___ Jungle" : ASPHALT
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Balcony affording a view : MIRADOR
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Go over : ITERATE
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Black-eyed or lazy : SUSAN
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Old ___ : HAT
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African title : SIDI
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Corrupts : POISONS
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Backer : ANGEL
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___-fi (type of story) : SCI
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Rides : MOTORS
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Old-timer : VETERAN
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Devoted : ADORANT
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Oppressors : TYRANTS
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Track-meet official : TIMER
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Chart : MAP
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___ d'Azur : COTE
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___ of office : OATH
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Swiss river : AARE
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Turner : LANA
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Literary captain : AHAB
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Out of ___ : STEP
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Animal class: Suffix : ACEA
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English essayist : ADDISON
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___ quo (fair swap) : QUIDPRO
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Cook rare : UNDERDO
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Strip : DISROBE
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Political events : RALLIES
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Place before, grammatically : PREPOSE
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Deep : INTENSE
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Gaping : ASTARE
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Dressmakers' concerns : SEAMS
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Belly laughs : BOFFS
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"___ mansions, ... " : GOTNO
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Spot : SEE
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Main point : CRUX
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Notes : DOS
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Islet : AIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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