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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 1974

Author:
Allan Blackman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,985
Across
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Desolate : STARK
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Bedouin cord : AGAL
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Blackbird : MERL
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Divided country : KOREA
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Mussolini : DUCE
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Lily plant : ALOE
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Nautical command : AVAST
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Geologists' concerns : ORES
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Golfer Tony : LEMA
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Turning point, 1863 : GETTYSBURG
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Wine vessels : AMAS
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Ruby or Sandra : DEE
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Medicine-chest item : IODINE
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Young miss : LASSIE
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Actress Toren : MARTA
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Covered with vines : IVIED
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Abortive attack area of W. W. I : GALLIPOLI
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Pride's successor : FALL
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Flemish tapestry : ARRAS
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Haircut : TRIM
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Turning point, 1942 : ELALAMEIN
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Contour feather : PENNA
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Mast ropes : STAYS
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Save : REDEEM
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Arizona sights : CHASMS
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Word with mot or ton : BON
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Incautious : RASH
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Turning point, 1943 : STALINGRAD
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Respecting : ASTO
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Adjust : ALINE
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Silver abbr. : STER
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Military alliance : NATO
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One with a low I.Q. : MORON
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___ of (in a way) : SORT
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Family member, for short : GRAM
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Pitchers : EWERS
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Great Lakes hunting boat : SKAG
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Smoke, in Scotland : TOVE
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Pause : REST
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Grasshopper : KATYDID
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New Mexico sight : ADOBE
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Spiritual guide : GURU
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Box elder's genus : ACER
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Film musical : LESGIRLS
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Poorly suited : MALADAPTED
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Varnish base : ELEMI
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Cicero or Cato : ROMAN
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Rent : LEASE
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Diocesan center : SEE
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Brazilian people : OTI
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Riley's good thing : LIFE
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Chemical prefix : SILA
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Underestimates : SELLSSHORT
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Ex-Yankee star : MARIS
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Ladd : ALAN
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Jane or Zane : GREY
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Center's place : LINE
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Mosque leader : IMAM
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Accumulating : AMASSING
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Air: Abbr. : ATM
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Elia, for one : PENNAME
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Louis, e.g. : ROI
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Coarse : CRASS
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Must : HASTO
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Flower : ASTER
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Flourish : BLOOM
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Alexander or Peter : TSAR
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Emulate a worm : GLOW
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Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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One more: Abbr. : ANOR
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Retreats : DENS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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