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New York Times, Friday, March 8, 1974

Author:
Lois Donald
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lois Donald has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,973
Across
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English network : BBC
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Tank town : BURG
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Broad beans : FAVAS
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Herd's home : LEA
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At a distance : AFAR
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Watershed : DIVIDE
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Baseball star : OTT
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French cook's word : ROTI
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Peaceful : IRENIC
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Wayfarers' ways : TREKS
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Kind of gin : SLOE
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U. S. ecology org. : EPA
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Rent : TORN
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Teetotaler's transport : WATERWAGON
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Hapsburg name : OTTO
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Gardner : ERLE
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Nautical command : AVAST
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Trouble : HOTWATER
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Noxious weeds : TARES
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Falstaff's princely friend : HAL
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___ judicium (trial by ordeal) : DEI
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Warehouse : DEPOT
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Disastrous defeat : WATERLOO
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Papal vestment : ORALE
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Again : ANEW
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Concerning : INRE
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Aquatic aid : WATERWINGS
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Men's nicknames : NEDS
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Beast of burden : ASS
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Author Zona : GALE
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Plume : EGRET
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Combo component : GUITAR
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Absent : AWAY
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Western state: Abbr. : ORE
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Puts up : ERECTS
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Oxford adjunct : LACE
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Rubber source : ULE
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View again : RESEE
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Get rid of : SHED
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Beethoven's forte: Abbr. : SYM
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Blind drunk : BLOTTO
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Affiance : BETROTH
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Wait on : CATERTO
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Liquor locales : BARS
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Science-fiction item : UFO
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Bad guy : RAT
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Strength of character : GRISTLE
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Imbiber's intake : FIREWATER
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Hail! : AVE
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Vim : VINEGAR
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Fatty : ADIPOSE
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Cutting lines : SECANTS
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Fashion name : DIOR
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Opening for a young baseball fan : KNOTHOLE
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Villain's glance : LEER
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___ or woe : WEAL
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Archaic verb : ART
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Profiting : AVAILING
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Well-known building : WATERGATE
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Moistens : DEWS
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Queen mother, for one : DOWAGER
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Typist's bane : ERASURE
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Fall guys : PATSIES
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Lamentation : WAIL
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Toughens : ANNEALS
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Doe in second year : TEG
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Burdensome : ONEROUS
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Hospital helper : ORDERLY
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Regard : ESTEEM
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Conflicts : WARS
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Studied : EYED
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Portico: Abbr. : TCE
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Panda : WAH
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Expert : ACE

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

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