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New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,939
Across
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Qualifying words : BUTS
5
Storied deer : BAMBI
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Victuals : GRUB
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Remove, in law: Var. : ELOIN
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Italian painter : RENI
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Rise high : REAR
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Poisonous snake : FERDELANCE
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Kind of lie : BAREFACED
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Witch locality : ENDOR
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Crystallize : JELL
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Council : SYNOD
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Disinfectants : PHENOLS
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Have ___ many (overdo) : ONETOO
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Gibbons : LARS
34
African animal : OKAPI
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High, in music : ALT
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Flatboat : ARK
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Revolved : GYRATED
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Lillie : BEA
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Wrath : IRE
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Cease! : AVAST
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"Just as the twig is ___ . . . " : BENT
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Mr. Power : TYRONE
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Phoenician goddess : ASTARTE
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Like some gemstones : UNSET
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Humble : ABASE
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Educational film, for one : VISUALAID
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Vehicle for short trips : SHUTTLEBUS
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Not hep : ICKY
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Untainted : PURE
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"Goodnight, ___" : IRENE
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Alioth, for one : STAR
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Sea birds : TERNS
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___ one's ways : MEND
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Carping remark : BARB
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Eye part : UVEA
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Soap opera, often : TEARJERKER
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Sifts : SCREENS
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Happen to : BEFALL
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Waugh : ALEC
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Folkways : MORES
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Chicken : BIDDY
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Chemical suffix : INE
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___ dame : GRANDE
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Split : REND
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Strange, in Scotland : UNCO
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German drink : BIER
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Brezhnev : LEONID
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Slangy negative : NOPE
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Interweave : PLAIT
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Hairbreadth ___ : HARRY
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Shore bird : SORA
30
Salt Lake City sight : TABERNACLE
31
Fragrant : OLENT
32
Mexican basket grass : OTATE
35
Dutch cupboard : KAS
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Leaf-cutting ant : ATTA
39
Large sea bird : GANNET
40
Designer Saint Laurent : YVES
44
Idolatry : BAALISM
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Expulsion : OUSTER
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Drunks : SOUSES
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Song syllable : TRA
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Brussels suburb : EVERE
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River in Italy : TIBER
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Vipers : ASPS
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Hindu demon : BHUT
56
Nimbus : AURA
58
Eastern fiber plant : SUNN
59
Image : IKON
60
Colored : DYED
62
School course, for short : LIT

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

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