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New York Times, Monday, February 24, 1975

Author:
Cecil McCormick
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,326
Across
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Ignoble : BASE
5
Japanese ship name : MARU
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Hailing cry : HOLA
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Scraps : ORTS
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Moth-___ : EATEN
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Teen-___ : AGER
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Arizona river : SALT
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River in the sea : GULFSTREAM
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Mapped : CHARTED
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Fans : ROOTERS
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Fish dam : WEIR
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Terre ___ : HAUTE
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Kind of victory : MORAL
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Button material : NACRE
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Chatter : GAB
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Mountain spur : ARETE
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Change : ALTER
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Acid initials : RNA
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Roadside litter components : CANS
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Shun : AVOID
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Plaster : CEIL
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Catchall abbr. : ETC
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Irish county : SLIGO
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Dinner or home : PLATE
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Call on : SEE
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Golfer Walter : HAGEN
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Mend the roof : RETAR
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Kind of pie : PECAN
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Sandburg : CARL
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Reacted, as a horse : SHIEDAT
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Part of S.A.C. : COMMAND
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Caspian feeder : VOLGARIVER
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Depression figure : OKIE
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Miss Cinders : ELLA
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___ fro : TOAND
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Hawaiian bird : NENE
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Headland : NESS
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Ruler : TSAR
Down
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Pear : BOSC
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Irish exclamation : ARAH
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North American river : STLAWRENCE
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True copies, in law : ESTREATS
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Miss Muller : MAUD
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Function of a prism : REFRACTION
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Still sweet, as milk : UNSOURED
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Author Bret : HARTE
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Curved molding : OGEE
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King or Edward : LEAR
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Munitions : ARMS
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German river : EGER
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One who carries : TOTER
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Floor material : TILE
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Iodine or chlorine : HALOGEN
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Old weapons : MACES
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Speak at length : ORATE
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Pilot’s concern : NAVIGATION
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Famous quintet : GREATLAKES
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Miss Bryant : ANITA
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Hay machine : BALER
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Menu choice : ALACARTE
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Fulton’s creation : CLERMONT
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___ tear for : SHEDA
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Junior’s transport : PRAM
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Remoras : PEGAS
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Heavy twine : CORD
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Swedish boy’s name : SVEN
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Loop or golf : HOLE
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Roman meal : CENA
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Miss Foch : NINA
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Game animal : DEER
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Heflin : VAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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