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New York Times, Monday, March 18, 1974

Author:
Samuel H. Barkan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Samuel H. Barkan has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,983
Across
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French word of regret : HELAS
6
Church recess : APSE
10
Side dish : SLAW
14
Period of history : EPOCH
15
Lizard: Prefix : SAUR
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Musical closing : CODA
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Prefix for grade or active : RETRO
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Popular lead at bridge : SINGLETON
20
Military problem-people : DESERTERS
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Weight units : TONS
24
Watch over : ATTEND
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Lynx : BOBCAT
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Thing of beauty : GEM
29
Sea nymph : NEREID
30
Start of a happy-go-lucky phrase : EASYCOME
35
Flower : ASTER
36
Insect : ANT
37
Dynamo’s output : POWER
38
“Wish-you-were-here” medium : POSTCARD
40
Break away : SECEDE
41
Danube city : ULM
42
Be inclined : CHOOSE
43
Updike animal : RABBIT
47
Bouillon or bisque : SOUP
48
Motionless : INERT
49
Beethoven sonata : MOONLIGHT
54
Head off : FORESTALL
56
Weird : EERIE
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Raines : ELLA
58
Honey source : HIVE
59
Reunion people : GRADS
60
Clarinet part : REED
61
Big shot : ONER
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Caucasian : OSSET
Down
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Drover’s concern : HERD
2
Dueling piece : EPEE
3
Oodles : LOTS
4
Land unit : ACRE
5
Bypasses : SHORTCIRCUITS
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Concur : ASSENT
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Bridge groupings : PAIRS
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Enjoys a nice day : SUNS
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Work unit : ERG
10
Bloodhound’s quest : SCENT
11
Singer Lehmann : LOTTE
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Decorate : ADORN
13
Neared an end : WANED
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Biblical plea : LETMYPEOPLEGO
21
Tailless creature : TOAD
24
Roman bronze : AES
25
Kiss, in Madrid : BESO
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Scraps : ORTS
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Symbol of redness : BEET
28
Shore passage : GAT
29
Rug feature : NAP
30
Complete : END
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Hepburn role : COCO
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Is obliged for : OWES
33
Early Asian : MEDE
34
Poetic word : ERE
36
Pitcher’s concern : ARM
39
Height: Abbr. : ALT
40
Avoid : SHUN
42
Poky : COOLER
43
More abundant : RIFER
44
American lizard : ANOLE
45
Comedian Milton : BERLE
46
Grocery staple : BREAD
47
Work out : SOLVE
49
Street name : MAIN
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People engaged in: Suffix : IERS
51
Mardi ___ : GRAS
52
Hair’s companion : HIDE
53
Quiz : TEST
55
Even if, for short : THO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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