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New York Times, Saturday, March 23, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,988

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Across
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Silvery fish : SMELT
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Sloping ways : RAMPS
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Bernstein : LEONARD
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City on the Ganges : BENARES
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Austrian folk dance : LANDLER
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Emote : OVERACT
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City official: Abbr. : ALD
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Become known : LEAKOUT
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Lukewarm: Ger. : LAU
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Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
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Decrease : WANE
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Red deer : HIND
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Extent : AREA
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Agent : SPY
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Meager : SCANTY
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Haitian name : DUVALIER
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Drinks : ALES
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N. C. college : ELON
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Bandman Alpert : HERB
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Machete : BOLO
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Contestants in a certain bee : SPELLERS
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British party : LABOUR
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Gypsy husband : ROM
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Sharp blows : RAPS
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Stare : OGLE
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Instruments, for short : UKES
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Own : ADMIT
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Finial : EPI
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Brandy glass : SNIFTER
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Nigerian people : ARO
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Romberg : SIGMUND
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Large forces of moving things : ARMADAS
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Caught fish in a way : SPEARED
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Boring tools : TREPANS
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Glyceride : ESTER
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Chore : STINT
Down
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Admiralty man : SEALORD
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Dear me!, French style : MONDIEU
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Fade out : END
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___ Rookh : LALLA
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Place for a playhouse : TREE
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Certain theatricals : REVUES
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French author : ANET
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Deface : MAR
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Nut candy : PRALINE
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Intersecting lines : SECANTS
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Andean animal : LLAMA
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Mortise pegs : DRAWPINS
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Kind of companion : BOON
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Scrutinize : STUDY
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Actor Danny : KAYE
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Marner's village : RAVELOE
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Renaissance weapon : HALBERD
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Highway sign : SLO
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Sandburg : CARL
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Matty of baseball : ALOU
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Light-regulating device : RHEOSTAT
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Shade tree : ELM
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Musical instrument : BAGPIPE
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Constrains : OBLIGES
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Foreword: Abbr. : PREF
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Moslem holy month : RAMADAN
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Speech sound : SPIRANT
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Loamy deposit : LOESS
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Long rug : RUNNER
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Facing a glacier : STOSS
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Famous pirate : KIDD
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Medieval helmet : ARMET
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Confident : SURE
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Strays : ERRS
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Welcome item : MAT
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Peak in Nepal : API

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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