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New York Times, Thursday, April 11, 1974

Author:
Margery Bernstein
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,007

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___ on the line : CASH
5
Dark fur : SABLE
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Meeting records : ACTA
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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N. M. resort : TAOS
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Rich soil : LOAM
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Feudal sovereigns : LIEGELORDS
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Class : ILK
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Skirt length : MIDI
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Unwelcome hint : FLEAINONESEAR
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Chemical suffix : INE
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Superimposes : OVERLAYS
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Hindu teacher : SWAMI
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Snicks and ___ : SNEES
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Tent fixture : COT
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Sets in competition : PITS
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Imitative ones : APERS
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Kind of terrier : SKYE
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Give pleasure to : AMUSE
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Twig broom : BESOM
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Essayist's signature : CHASLAMB
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Shoe width : AAA
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Place for a fly : INTHEOINTMENT
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Sgts. ,e.g. : NCOS
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" ... no moaning of the ___ when ... " : BAR
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Weakened : UNDERMINED
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Look fondly on : DOTE
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Singer Joan : BAEZ
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Rocket stage : AGENA
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Zest : ELAN
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Business-letter words : INRE
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Up to : UNTIL
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"At 10 a child, at 20 ___" : WILD
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Neighbor of Nev. : CALIF
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Ring-shaped island : ATOLL
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Personal involvement : STAKE
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Apiary sound : HUM
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Briny : SALINE
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Of an acid group : AMIDO
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Obsession : BEEINONESBONNET
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Triangle part : LEG
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Before : ERE
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Having no key : ATONAL
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Vanishing street fixtures : CARTRACKS
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Stir : TODO
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Donkey : ASS
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Derisive looks : LEERS
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Short version of 21 Across : MINI
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Goals : AIMS
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Town in Belgium : EVERE
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Catches on : SEES
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Spool toy : YOYO
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Flower or pipe part : STEM
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Not ordinary: Abbr. : SPEC
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Desire : WISH
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Bill of ___ : ATTAINDER
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Froth : SPUME
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Eastern nurse : AMAH
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Wrinkle : SEAM
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Do a dress-making job : ALTER
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Haunted-house dwellers : BATS
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Cough's relative : SNEEZE
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Of a cell terminal : ANODAL
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Tribe led by Boadicea : ICENI
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Town near Salerno : EBOLI
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Relating to birth : NATAL
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Course : TREND
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"I'm ___ awful rush!" : INAN
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Where, in old Rome : UBI
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Annamese measure : MAU
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Car key: Abbr. : IGN
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Moisture : DEW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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