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New York Times, Tuesday, February 26, 1974

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,963
Across
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Clubs : MACES
6
Yegg’s target : SAFE
10
Med. men : DRS
13
Saw : ADAGE
14
Spruce : TRIM
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Congers : EELS
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Moment : IMPORTANCE
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Asian nurse : AMAH
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North or south: Abbr. : DIR
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Hunger : PINE
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Feel empathy : RELATE
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Fixed pay : STIPEND
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Southern city : MIAMI
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Existing: Suffix : ENT
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Hand warmers : MITTENS
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Nasser’s successor : SADAT
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Part of fertile soil : HUMUS
34
Post-midnight time : IAM
36
Jannings : EMIL
37
Frost and mosquito : BITES
38
Actress Swenson : INGA
39
Lettuce : COS
40
Forces : MAKES
41
Exhorted : URGED
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Juvenal’s works : SATIRES
44
Compass point : ENE
45
“Quo ___?” : VADIS
46
Shot full of holes : RIDDLED
50
Small-time : TWOBIT
52
Withered : SERE
53
Epoch : ERA
54
Bay : HOWL
55
Do better : OUTPERFORM
58
Robert ___ : ELEE
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About navig. : NAUT
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Italian port : GENOA
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Playing areas: Abbr. : FDS
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Sea eagles : ERNS
63
Hebrew measures : OMERS
Down
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Milk and bar : MAIDS
2
Concede : ADMIT
3
Famous isle : CAPRI
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Pride : EGO
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Sea ___ : SERPENT
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Position : STAND
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“Rule Britannia” composer : ARNE
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Ending for paci or proli : FIC
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Retirement title : EMERITUS
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“___ out” : DEALME
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Left : REMAINING
12
Louver : SLAT
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Pronoun : SHE
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Shade : TINT
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Has a bite : EATS
25
Ring : PEAL
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Performers : MIMES
28
Sordines : MUTES
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Wise : SAGE
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Part of a min. : SEC
31
Long-run radio role : AMOS
32
Repudiated : DISAVOWED
33
Scout events : HIKES
35
Kind of cap or house : MAD
37
Singer : BARITONE
38
Incensed : IRED
40
Skirt : MIDI
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Experience : UNDERGO
43
Statistical displays : TABLES
44
Galway land : EIRE
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Bulletins: Abbr. : REPTS
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Lapse : ERROR
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Ladies: Sp. : DAMAS
50
On ___ wane : THE
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Bolt : WOLF
52
Shock : STUN
56
Mideast initials : UAR
57
Gender: Abbr. : FEM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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