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New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 1974

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,965
Across
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Between amo and amat : AMAS
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Arbiters : UMPS
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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Closet intruder : MOTH
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Said or Spokane : PORT
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Circus performer : TAMER
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Of farming: Prefix : AGRO
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Fare for surly putters? : GREENCRABS
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Dress a golfer to the nines? : SUITTOATEE
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Part of the pot : ANTE
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Insults : SLAPS
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Doctrine : TENET
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Writer Sinclair : UPTON
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Dexterous : AGILE
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Do newsroom work : EDIT
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Fort in Calif. : ORD
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Swanson : GLORIA
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Fortune : DESTINY
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Shaw's birthplace : IRELAND
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Elide : DELETE
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Acid initials : RNA
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Charges : FEES
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Miss Sills's vehicle : OPERA
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Bequeath : ENDOW
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Game of chance : LOTTO
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French city : LILLE
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Field mouse : VOLE
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British golfers' employes? : TEACADDIES
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Puddler approaching the green : IRONWORKER
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Wood sorrels : OCAS
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Bath : SAUNA
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Dispatched : SENT
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Spouse : WIFE
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Church area : ALTAR
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This, in Madrid : ESTE
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River of myth : STYX
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Gather : AMASS
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Big shot : MOGUL
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Roman rooms : ATRIA
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Trackman's ruined club? : SHOTPUTTER
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Ascent : UPGO
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Debt-delaying : MORATORY
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Simulate : PRETEND
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Dutch master Jan : STEEN
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Common abbr. : ETC
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S. A. rubber : PARA
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Arabian sultanate : OMAN
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I.O.U. : DEBT
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Formerly named : NEE
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Recipe measure: Abbr. : TSP
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Legend : TALE
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Dial ___ : TONE
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Ladies-in-waiting? : GOLFWIDOWS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Course of action : LINE
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Diving-bell name : EADS
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Taro root : EDDO
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Profound : DEEP
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Poetic place : ISLE
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Reunion member : GRAD
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Type style: Abbr. : ITAL
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Pure : INNOCENT
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Film director's chores : RETAKES
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Venerable : OLD
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U. S. Indian : OTO
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Laconic : TERSE
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Lawful : LICIT
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Like lawns in the fall : LEAFY
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Old car : ESSEX
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Passport entry : VISA
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Spoken : ORAL
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Clod : LOUT
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Johnson of TV : ARTE
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Conflict : WAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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