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New York Times, Tuesday, March 5, 1974

Author:
Mary Dorman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,970

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Across
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Addiction : HABIT
6
Central points : FOCI
10
Soup or funny : BONE
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Sound off : ORATE
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Old coins in England : ORAS
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Lodged : ALIT
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Form : GUISE
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Avoidance of excess : RESTRAINT
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Lock, stock and barrel : ALL
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Prickly herbs : TEASELS
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Letter : VEE
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Rainy-day asset : NESTEGG
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Bacchanal's cry : EVOE
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Slow down : ARREST
31
Moshe Dayan feature : PATCH
34
Lever: Var. : PRISE
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Poetic contraction : TIS
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Devoted : TRUE
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Conceal : VEIL
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One of the ages : STONE
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Jumble : MESS
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Concerning : ASTO
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Dear one of letters : SIR
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Incubator sound : CHEEP
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Sees the world : TOURS
49
Illinois city : PEORIA
51
Puzzled : ASEA
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Put in a new crop : REPLANT
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Piercing tool : AWL
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Sounds of woe : PLAINTS
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Heart : COR
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Dieter's concern : WAISTLINE
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Every, in France : TOUTE
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___-ran : ALSO
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Repute : ODOR
69
Western park : ESTES
70
Fictional captain : NEMO
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Guarded : WARY
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Pipes : REEDS
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Navaho dwelling : HOGAN
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As ___ (generally) : ARULE
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Kettle handles : BAILS
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"___ about time!" : ITS
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Wobbles : TEETERS
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Search about : FORAGE
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Iron containers : ORES
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Example : CASE
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Tropical fiber : ISTLE
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Woolly protest : BAA
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Spanish field sight : OLIVETREE
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Cat's lucky number : NINE
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Invitation letters : RSVP
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Way out : EGRESS
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Repairmen of a sort : TAILORS
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Breakfast fare : OATMEAL
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Supply : STORE
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Preserve : TIN
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Moon crescent : CUSP
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Men : HES
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Coin of Cuba : PESO
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Devotion to ceremony : RITUALISM
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Whispered item : SECRET
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Container : VAT
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Tout's offering : TIP
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Smart cookie : HIPSTER
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Clan : SEPT
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Cantankerous : ORNERY
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Concede : ALLOW
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Kind of angle : ACUTE
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Perceived : NOTED
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Lock : TRESS
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Indus River people : AWAN
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Whip mark : WALE
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Opera heroine : AIDA
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Let the cat ___ out : INOR
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American canals : SOO
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Full of: Suffix : OSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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