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New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 1974

Author:
Gleasser
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Across
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Pasture sound : BAA
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Falling-out : SPAT
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Items for Dracula's closet : CAPES
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15 per cent of the check : POURBOIRE
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Belay! : AVAST
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Like a flash : INSTANTLY
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James : JESSE
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Diminutive suffixes : ETS
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Of a chemical class : KETO
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Narcotics-ring man : PUSHER
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Linen fabrics : TOILES
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Kind of beam : SUN
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Explosive : TNT
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At hand, to poets : ANEAR
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Alternative of bail : JAIL
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Aperture: Sp. : BUCO
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Proverbs : BYWORDS
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Unique person : ONER
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Self-image : EGO
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Home of St. Theresa : AVILA
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W. W. II group : OSS
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Pundit : GURU
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Track event : MILERUN
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One who mimics : APER
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Use a hat in a way : PASS
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Alluvial deposit : GEEST
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Pronoun : SHE
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Wine receptacle : TUN
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French region : ALSACE
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Chairman's place : PODIUM
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Sites : LOCI
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Mexican Mrs. : SRA
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Talking horse of myth : ARION
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Aircraft-carrier class : FORRESTAL
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Moon valley : RILLE
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Foyers : ANTEROOMS
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Word with sooth or nay : SAYER
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Loch of note : NESS
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Car-buyer's need: Abbr. : INS
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Style : BONTON
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Person from down under : AUSSIE
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Skill : ART
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Units of loudness : SONES
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Britain's Great Commoner : PITT
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Guthrie : ARLO
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Mystery-writer Josephine : TEY
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Certain Louisianan : CAJUN
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Relatives of sts. : AVES
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Afghan peoples : PASHTUNS
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Basic parts : ESSENCES
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Snoring sound : STERTOR
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Religious-art subject : PIETA
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Bread plant : BAKERY
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Celestial radio-wave source : PULSAR
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Bevin's party : LABOUR
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Moves furtively : SIDLES
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Of the largest planet : JOVIAN
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Seed covers : ARILS
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Daniel and Pat : BOONES
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Early American exchange : WAMPUM
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Feeling of well-being : EUPHORIA
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In a grasping way : GREEDILY
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One of the Magi, and namesakes : GASPARS
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More unattractive : UGLIER
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Penna. city : EASTON
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Takes a powder : SCRAMS
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River ducks : TEALS
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Hi-fi component : TUNER
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Land holdings : ACRES
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Captive of Hercules : IOLE
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___ wolf : LONE
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Scraps : ORTS
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Air-conditioner part : FAN
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___-disant : SOI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 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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