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New York Times, Friday, April 12, 1974

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Daniel Girardi has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,008
Across
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Road sign : GAS
4
Hairpiece : RAT
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Go swiftly : SCOOT
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Feeler : PALP
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Russian river : NEVA
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Crossbeam : TRAVE
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She, in France : ELLE
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Range part : OVEN
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Horse opera : OATER
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U. S. writer and space man of comics : PEARLBUCKROGERS
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Say “cheese” : SMILE
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Young sheep : TEG
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Marie, for one: Abbr. : STE
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“___ bin ein Berliner” : ICH
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Old Italian coins : TESTONES
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“Dieu et mon ___” : DROIT
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Hawaiian bird : IWA
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Actor Kruger : OTTO
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English poet and ex-golf star : LORDBYRONNELSON
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Dueling piece : EPEE
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Ancestor, in Germany : AHN
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Arrange : SEETO
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Ex-Secretary Dean and family : ACHESONS
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Region: Abbr. : TER
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Draft org. : SSS
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Goose eggs : OOO
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Smells : REEKS
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Ballplayer and famous mother : PETEROSEKENNEDY
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Copycats : APERS
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Care for : TEND
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Hair style : AFRO
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Field steps : STILE
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Greek god : ARES
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Attlee, to friends : CLEM
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French impressionist : MANET
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Small dog : TOY
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English dramatist : KYD
Down
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High wind : GALE
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Pierside call : ALLASHORE
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Kind of whale : SPERM
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Stage offerings : REVUES
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With, in Tours : AVEC
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Relative of a whistle stop : TANKTOWN
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Comic’s foil : STOOGE
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Steep rock : CRAG
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Popish Plot figure : OATES
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Unconcealed : OVERT
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Pithy : TERSE
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Zing : PEP
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Like Hoover’s experiment : NOBLE
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Degree in letters : LITTB
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French philologist : RENAN
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Vain : IDLE
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Trim a photo : CROP
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Action suffixes : TIONS
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Only : SOLE
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Notion : IDEA
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African disease carrier : TSETSEFLY
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Kind of bag : TOTE
35
___ about : ONOR
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Uncouth person : YAHOO
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Regulator for houselights : RHEOSTAT
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Wasp-waist creator : CORSET
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Scottish islands : ORKNEY
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Wants : NEEDS
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Spell of energy : SPASM
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Plant walls : SEPTA
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Gertrude or Ein : STEIN
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Flair : KNACK
55
Perry’s creator : ERLE
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Saarinen : EERO
57
Scott : DRED
58
___ Kippur : YOM

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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