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New York Times, Wednesday, February 27, 1974

Author:
Dorothy N. Davis
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothy N. Davis has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,964
Across
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Cultivate : TILL
5
___ the weather : UNDER
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Classic villain : IAGO
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U. S. Indian : ERIE
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Bête’s color : NOIRE
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Nailhead : STUD
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New Haven’s waterfront : LONGISLANDSOUND
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Insect : ANT
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Twofold : DUAL
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Genre : CLASS
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Living-room plant : FERN
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Dressed : CLAD
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Branched : RAMOSE
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Put up again : REERECT
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West wind : AFER
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Forest trees of a region : SILVA
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Trouble : AIL
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Famed torchbearer : STATUEOFLIBERTY
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Foot: Prefix : PED
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Becomes evident : TELLS
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Growl : GNAR
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Determine : RESOLVE
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McCarthy or Field : EUGENE
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Vaulted recess : APSE
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Moscow agency : TASS
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Sans ___ : SOUCI
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Diamond corner : BASE
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Hawaiian fare : POI
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Bargain realty unit : MANHATTANISLAND
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Verb suffix : ESCE
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Cowboys’ milieu : RANGE
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S. A. Indian : INCA
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French state : ETAT
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Drones : BEES
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Body tissue : TELA
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Duke or horse : IRON
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Fuzz : LINT
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Part of a table : LEG
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Precarious : UNSURE
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Hale’s Philip ___ : NOLAN
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Tune in the TV : DIAL
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Fish-eating bird : ERN
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Actor Buttons : RED
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Wagnerian lady : ISOLDE
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Polynesian deity : ATUA
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Revs the engine : GUNS
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Toteboard listings : ODDS
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Freshwater fishes : IDES
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Egyptian image : SCARAB
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Lee or Wayne : FORT
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Cubicles : CELLS
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Son of Leah : LEVI
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Scrape : RASP
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“___ the Fall” : AFTER
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Union general : MEADE
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Small firearm : RIFLE
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Actress Judy : CARNE
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Powerful leader : TITAN
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Unravel : SOLVE
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Stringed instrument : LYRE
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Perfect spot : UTOPIA
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Fish : EELS
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Nog bases : EGGS
44
Perfumed powder : SACHET
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Less exacting : EASIER
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Functions : USES
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Dance : TANGO
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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Oven : OAST
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Eighth note, in music : UNCA
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Brake feature : BAND
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Part of a window : PANE
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___ over lightly : ONCE
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Slayer of Castor : IDAS
57
Musical sound : TRA
58
Road material : TAR
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Women’s ___ : LIB

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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