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New York Times, Wednesday, March 6, 1974

Author:
Trussel
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,971
Across
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Recedes : EBBS
5
Indonesian isle : BALI
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Via Veneto fare : PASTA
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Harvest : REAP
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Alaskan leader : EGAN
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Natural earth : OCHER
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Boxer or Shays' : REBELLION
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Orchestrate : SCORE
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Bargains : SPECIALS
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Ship areas : STERNS
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French head : TETE
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All in : SPENT
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Become obvious : EMERGE
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Hires a plane : CHARTERS
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Fracas : MELEE
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Greek-letter orgs. : FRATS
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King Cole or Turner : NAT
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Poems : ODES
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Dashboard items : DIALS
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Lay explosives : MINE
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Twitching : TIC
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Establish : ERECT
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Door device : HINGE
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"___ and be merry" : EATDRINK
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Construction sign : DANGER
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Used the rowboat : OARED
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Feature of Edam : RIND
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Singer Geraldine : FARRAR
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"Postage and ___" : HANDLING
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Forcefully : AMAIN
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Progression after one, three : FIVESEVEN
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Mentioned : CITED
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Word with glades or green : EVER
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Miss Teasdale : SARA
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Certain ages : TEENS
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Disarrange : MESS
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Kind of storm : SNOW
Down
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Fluffs : ERRS
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Horn sound : BEEP
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Herman of baseball : BABE
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Ghosts : SPECTRES
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Miss the boat : BELATE
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Nimble : AGILE
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Asian land : LAOS
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Lodging : INN
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Certain ads : POSTERS
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Emphasize : ACCENT
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Lard : SHORTENING
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Sea bird : TERN
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Greek god : ARES
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Vassal : LIEGE
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Ankle wear of yore : SPATS
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Biblical verb : SHALT
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Wax theatrical : EMOTE
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Radio, TV, etc. : MEDIA
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Voters : ELECTORATE
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___ a book (study) : CRACK
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Extent : RANGE
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Take the helm : STEER
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Ardent fan : FIEND
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Laundry unit : DRIER
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Unheeding : MINDLESS
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Store trips : ERRANDS
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Bridge units : HANDS
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Conn. town : DARIEN
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Eateries : DINERS
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Carries on : RAVES
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Matter-of-___ : FACT
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French friend : AMIE
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Busy place : HIVE
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Tsar : IVAN
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Emperor : NERO
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Torment : GNAW
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Gender: Abbr. : FEM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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