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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,958
Across
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Pen ___ : PALS
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Elegant : POSH
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German composer : WEBER
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Where Mosul is: Var. : IRAK
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L'___ d'Huez, French peak : ALPE
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Miss St. Johns : ADELA
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Heavenly : CELESTIAL
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Having secret meaning : RUNIC
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Lengthy TV program : TELETHON
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Fibber of radio : MCGEE
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Roofing material : SLATE
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Resort off Florida : NASSAU
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Take umbrage : RESENT
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Corner : TREE
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Word with meal or cake : OAT
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Atomic or kinetic : ENERGY
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Unctuous : OILY
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Hindenburg's state : PRUSSIA
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Dessert sherry : OLOROSO
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Port of Israel : ACRE
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Indignant looks : GLARES
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Cole : NAT
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Cod's relative : HAKE
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Old Egyptian amulets : MENATS
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Villella : EDWARD
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Metrical feet : IAMBI
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Of the waterside : RIPARIAN
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"___ for every state" : ASTAR
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Women's libbers : FEMINISTS
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English poet : BLAKE
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Is obligated : OWES
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Tennis name : ASHE
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Units of loudness : SONES
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Spanish pronoun : ESTA
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U. S. cartoonist : NAST
Down
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Ancient Britons : PICTS
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Spinning : AREEL
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___ Rookh : LALLA
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Form of trapshooting : SKEET
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Way : PATH
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Type of wrench : SPANNER
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Loki's daughter : HEL
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Readies the rolls : WARMS
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Horace Mann, e.g. : EDUCATOR
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Israeli statesman : BENGURION
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Journalist Abel : ELIE
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Human or rat : RACE
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Cubic meters : STERES
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Sweater yarn : ANGORA
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Engraving tool : STYLET
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Riddle : ENIGMA
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Arctic vessel : SEALER
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Miss Maxwell : ELSA
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River island: Var. : EYOT
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Alms box : ARCA
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Region of central Asia : TURKESTAN
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Tea fare : SEEDCAKE
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Legendary Gaelic hero : OSSIAN
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Julie or Dana : ANDREWS
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Merchandise : WARES
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Of an early Eastern doctrine : ARIAN
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___ solemnis : MISSA
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House units : BATHS
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Map addition : INSET
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Keep ___ on : TABS
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European capital : OSLO
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"___ a man with . . . " : IMET
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Tuscany city : PISA
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Adversary : FOE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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