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New York Times, Saturday, March 9, 1974

Author:
Henry V. Straka
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Across
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Northern native : LAPP
5
Miss Benzell : MIMI
9
Severe : HARSH
14
Basic French verb : ETRE
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___ for one’s money : ARUN
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Lift up : ELATE
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Show pleasure : GRIN
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Menorahs, e.g. : CANDELABRA
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Because : SINCE
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Pastoral piece : IDYLL
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Assist : AID
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Fabled Seven Cities of Zuni people : CIBOLA
26
Arterial trunks : AORTAS
28
Former : WHILOM
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Pecans, etc., in Germany : NUSSE
32
School dance : HOP
33
Bad-luck guy : LOSER
35
Soviet sea : ARAL
39
W. J. Bryan offering : ORATION
41
Bridge of Sighs sight : GONDOLA
44
Enclosure : PALE
45
White poplar : ABELE
47
Piper’s son : TOM
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Wise saying : ADAGE
51
Narcotic : OPIATE
53
Truck man : HAULER
56
Unmitigated : ARRANT
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Electric unit, for short : AMP
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Finnish lake : ENARE
61
Secular people : LAICS
64
Dividing : SEPARATING
67
Cheer for the team : ROOT
68
Portly : OBESE
69
Plant graft: Fr. : ENTE
70
Ruin : UNDO
71
British stool pigeons : NARKS
72
Czech river : EGER
73
Ruler : TSAR
Down
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Bridge-rubber units : LEGS
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Italian town : ATRI
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School V.I.P. : PRINCIPAL
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Lead or eyebrow : PENCIL
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Truck-driver’s Mr. : MAC
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Type of metal bar : IRAIL
7
Ordinary : MUNDANE
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Auto-race city, for short : INDY
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Greetings : HELLOS
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In the matter of : ALA
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Clerical collar : RABAT
12
Narrow band : STRIA
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Directs : HEADS
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High notes : ELAS
21
Town near Salerno : EBOLI
25
Melville title : OMOO
27
Use the library : READ
28
Thrash : WHOP
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Importune : URGE
34
Obstacle : SNAG
36
Crop-varying processes : ROTATIONS
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“That’s ___ of malarkey” : ALOT
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Inadequate : LAME
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Small duck : TEAL
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Genus of swans : OLOR
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Himalayan land : NEPAL
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Department : BEARING
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Plow pioneer and family : DEERES
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Buffalo of India : ARNA
52
Getting nowhere : INARUT
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Is wearing : HASON
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Protozoan : AMEBA
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Michigan peninsula : UPPER
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French income : RENTE
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To ___ (right on) : ATEE
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Musical closing : CODA
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Safekeeping: Abbr. : STOR
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Inquire : ASK
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European nation: Abbr. : GER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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