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New York Times, Friday, March 14, 1975

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,344

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Across
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Slight sound : PEEP
5
Was concerned : CARED
10
"Lohengrin" heroine : ELSA
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Stew : OLIO
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Met production : OPERA
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___ Marian : MAID
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Nobleman : EARL
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Goat : NANNY
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Dilemma : BIND
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Advantageous position : THEINSIDETRACK
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Dupes : TOOLS
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Comparative suffix : IOR
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Discovery : ESPIAL
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Cigar users : SMOKERS
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Certain pupil : TEACHERSPET
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Van Winkle : RIP
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Greeting for a villain : HISS
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Macaw : ARA
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West Indian fish : BOGA
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Noun suffix : ENT
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Certain candidate : FAVORITESON
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Renovate : RESTORE
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Thoroughbreds : RACERS
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Physicians' org. : ACP
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Have ___ (live it up) : ABALL
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Special advocate : AFRIENDATCOURT
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Jutting rock : CRAG
57
Scandinavian : NORSE
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Mussel genus : UNIO
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Loathe : HATE
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Oregon, for one : TRAIL
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Pay-phone fodder : DIME
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Be an ally : ABET
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Silly, in England : SAWNY
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Kind of poker : STUD
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Keats, for one : POET
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King of Israel : ELAH
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Emerald Isle : EIRE
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Part of the office rat race : POLITICS
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Comfort : CONSOLE
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" . . . to fetch ___ of water" : APAIL
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Separates : RENDS
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Soap-opera slotting : DAYTIME
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Get aboard : EMBARK
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Secular : LAIC
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Kitchen fixture : SINK
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Increase : ADD
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Ark builder : NOAH
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Cheer the team on : ROOT
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Upper air : ETHER
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Fishing net : SEINE
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Former times : PASTS
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Coast Guard member : SPAR
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Uneven : EROSE
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Austerity : RIGOR
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Bridges : SPANS
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Carry on : RAVE
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Box-office sign : SRO
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Obscures : BECLOUDS
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Converging points : FOCI
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Old French land units : ARPENTS
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Angrily : IRATELY
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Body powder : TALC
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Object of attack : TARGET
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Fight to ___ (no decision) : ADRAW
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Saar ___ : BASIN
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Fine steed : ARAB
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Kismet : FATE
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Myrna Loy role in "Thin Man" : NORA
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Single thing : UNIT
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Pine of N. Z. : RIMU
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Pigeon-___ : TOED
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Chinese tea : CHA

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

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