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New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1974

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,956

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Across
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___ Hari : MATA
5
Dwelling units: Abbr. : APTS
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Weapon for felling cattle : BOLA
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Cold-shoulders : SNUBS
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Had a so-so day at the track : BROKEEVEN
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Scatter: Var. : STROW
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Greenish blue : ROBINSEGG
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Billy Rose offering : AQUACADE
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Kind of turpitude : MORAL
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Copying machine: Abbr. : MIM
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Eva or Egypt : LITTLE
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Of a sacred image : ICONIC
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Fuel : PEAT
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Farm enclosures : STIES
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Sights in Charleston and Brooklyn : NAVYYARDS
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Storage pit in Southwest : CIST
36
Celebrates : FETES
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Hop ___! : TOIT
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Features of Greenland : ICESHEETS
40
Big name in cards : HOYLE
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Auto-race city, for short : INDY
42
Item on a Juarez menu : TAMALE
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___ mouse (child's game) : CATAND
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Word with excellence : PAR
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Rented: Abbr. : LSD
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In the course of : ALONG
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Use a plane for a pencil : SKYWRITE
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Dangerous situation : POWDERKEG
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Willow used for furniture : OSIER
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What the 22d Amendment prohibits : THIRDTERM
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Like untended lawns : WEEDY
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Surfeit : SATE
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Grand Old ___ : OPRY
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Existence : ESSE
Down
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Documents: Abbr. : MSS
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Icy area : ANTARCTIC
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Gem mineral : TURQUOISE
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___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Genesis name : ABRAM
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Poke : PROD
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"Oh, ___ in England . . . " : TOBE
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Cross-country gear : SKI
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Stupefy : BESOT
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Public : OVERT
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Holiday or tender : LEGAL
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Kind of worm : ANGLE
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Pundits : SWAMIS
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Animosity : ENMITY
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Presidential title: Abbr. : CIC
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Items thrown in Greek contests : DISCI
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Places, as bricks : LAYS
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Yields : NETS
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Hamburger unit : PATTY
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Times of day : EVES
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Exigency : NEED
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Tiny portion : ATOM
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Author's rewards : ROYALTIES
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Flavorings for pickles : DILLSEEDS
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War horse : STEED
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Ward off : FEND
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Depended on : HINGED
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Disturb keenly : HARROW
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Marble : TAW
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Army officers: Abbr. : CAPTS
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Word of greeting : ALOHA
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Namely : TOWIT
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Mr. Previn : ANDRE
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Small person : PYGMY
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Beehive : SKEP
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Playwright Jean : KERR
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Understanding words : ISEE
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Rail overseer: Abbr. : RTO
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Cereal grass : RYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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