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New York Times, Sunday, February 2, 1975

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 512 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,304
Across
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Love or hornet's : NEST
5
Andes survivors' story : ALIVE
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Book about a V.P. : BURR
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Dragon or pop : FLY
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Cargo ship : OILER
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European songbird : MAVIS
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Winglike parts : ALAE
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Undulate : WAVE
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Dostoevsky subject : CRIME
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French port : BREST
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L.A. athletes : RAMS
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Lined up : AROW
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Inveigles : TEMPTS
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Remains : ASHES
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Red cocktail : MOLOTOV
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String instrument : LUTE
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Fiber knot : NEP
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Traditional news spotter : NOSE
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H.W. Beecher comment, with 96 Across : WHEREISHUMANNATURESO
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Gift for a man : TIE
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Nobody: Sp. : NADIE
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Mulligan, for one : STEW
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Betelgeuse : STAR
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Single : UNAL
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Queens athletes : METS
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These: Sp. : ESTAS
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Sharpen : HONE
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Group spirit : MORALE
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Pressure : STRESS
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Jogs the memory : REMINDS
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Jewish festival : SEDER
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Sinn ___ : FEIN
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Snafu : MIXUP
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Manhattan ingredient : RYE
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Author of 10 Across : GOREVIDAL
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After H.S.T. : DDE
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Smoking pipe : BRIAR
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Old English moneys : ORAE
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Zagreb native : CROAT
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U.S. essayist : EMERSON
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Horses, at times : SHYERS
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Mooring rope : HAWSER
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Piano theme classic : NOLA
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Grass genus : STIPA
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Common French verb : ETRE
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O'Neill heroine Leeds : NINA
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Of a poem : ODIC
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Thomas or Condé : NAST
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Essays : TRIES
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Vane direction : ESE
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See 36 Across : WEAKASINTHEBOOKSTORE
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Tennis gear : NETS
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High note : ELA
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Ship, to poets : KEEL
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Record players : STEREOS
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Sawfish snout : SERRA
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Travel-lecture standbys : SLIDES
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Arlene : DAHL
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Heart of fiction : PLOT
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Additional : OTHER
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Dodge : EVADE
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Turkish chamber : ODAH
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Take care of : SEETO
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Transmits : SENDS
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Weekday: Abbr. : WED
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Sleuth Wolfe : NERO
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Handle : TREAT
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Literary doings : TEAS
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Night: Prefix : NOCT
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Cork's place : EIRE
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Svelte : SLIM
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University in Phila. : TEMPLE
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Envoy: Abbr. : AMB
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Pasternak heroine : LARA
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Hindu deity : VISHNU
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Respects : ESTEEMS
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Sinister or Mitzvah : BAR
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Son of Eshek : ULAM
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H. H. Jackson novel : RAMONA
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Put in a new category : RESLOT
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Casino game : FARO
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Ukrainian city : LVOV
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Archer's wood : YEW
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Come back to : RETURN
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Best-seller about rabbits : WATERSHIPDOWN
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Kind of trunk : STEAMER
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Freshets : SPATES
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Columbus campus : OSU
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Plato's thinkings : EIDE
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Skid-row figures : WINOS
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Disciple : HEARER
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Acts as a model : SITSFOR
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She rated an "A" : HESTER
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Cape : NESS
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Canadian area: Abbr. : NWT
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Thames town : ETON
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Kind of paper or trap : SAND
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Minerals : ORES
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Card wool : TUM
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Wilde woman : LADYBRACKNELL
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Seed coat : ARIL
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Film-rater's concern : SEX
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Sly looks : LEERS
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Meadow barley : RIE
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Diplomat : ENVOY
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Hindu dance gesture : MUDRA
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Ormandy, for one : MAESTRO
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Wolfe's Eugene ___ : GANT
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Wrath : IRE
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Venture : DARETO
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Less taxing : EASIER
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Hawaiian hawks : IOS
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Gruyère, etc. : CHEESES
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Preterit or present : TENSE
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Word with paradise : ENOW
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Fashion : MODE
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Lamb's cover-up : ELIA
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Short gaiter : SPAT
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Botches up : HASHES
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Scottish sailyard : RAE
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"Jamaica ___" : INN
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Egyptian tambourine : RIKK
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Bony fish : TELEOST
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Stone pillars : STELES
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Chalice veil : AER
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___ the gas : STEPON
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Tristram's beloved : ISOLDE
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Trade : BARTER
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Ridge near Jerusalem : OLIVET
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Store-ad word : SALE
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Dull sound : THUD
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Fly high : SOAR
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Korean name : RHEE
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P.I. native : AETA
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Actor Clark : DANE
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Literature of Iceland : EDDA
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Moisture : DEW
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Even if, for short : THO
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Bosh : ROT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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