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New York Times, Monday, March 25, 1974

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,990

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Across
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Opera star : DIVA
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Mexican Indian : MAYA
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Whale chaser : AHAB
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Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Did rugmaking : WOVE
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Spat : FALLINGOUT
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Kin of carte blanche : FREEHAND
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Isolate : ENISLE
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Nuts : GAGA
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Greek island : CRETE
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Young fish : SCROD
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Dodges : SHIESOFF
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Depreciation : WEARANDTEAR
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Moslem saint : PIR
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Noun suffix : ENCY
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Of hearing : AURAL
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The "b" of n.b. : BENE
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Try to find out : ASK
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Deity, to Hiawatha : GREATSPIRIT
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Boston event : TEAPARTY
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Pile up : AMASS
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Latin American weapons : BOLAS
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The Forsytes had one : SAGA
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Bird like the stilt : AVOCET
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Joseph or Alice, e.g. : FORENAME
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___ a putt : SINK
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Peevish : ILLNATURED
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Understanding words : ISEE
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Liquid containers : VIALS
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Indian rug : AGRA
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Secure : FAST
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Nervous : EDGY
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Appear large : LOOM
Down
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Remove : DOFF
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Straight rod : IBAR
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Rodent : VOLE
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Stretched-out parable : ALLEGORY
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___ Carta : MAGNA
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Footless : APOD
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Pronoun : YOU
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Highways : ARTERIALS
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Is expecting : AWAITS
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TV fare : HORSEOPERA
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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French beast : BETE
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Stocking mishap : SNAG
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"If ___ million dollars" : IHADA
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At no time, in poetry : NEER
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Bilk : CHEAT
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One of Churchill's four offerings : SWEAT
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Perfume in a way : CENSE
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Skinny horse : RACKABONES
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Leave the straight and narrow : STRAY
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The end : FINIS
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Guitar parts : FRETS
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Story : NARRATIVE
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Twosomes : DUETS
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Requiring use of both hands : BIMANUAL
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Big blow : GALE
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Actress Debra : PAGET
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Air or pick : POCKET
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Filial : SONLY
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Screw pines : ARAS
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"___ you didn't already know" : ASIF
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Passport endorsement : VISA
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Droop : FLAG
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Ship on a quest : ARGO
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Large fish : MERO
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Netherlands town : EDAM
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Teapot part : LID

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

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