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New York Times, Saturday, April 13, 1974

Author:
David P. Babcock
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
David P. Babcock has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,009
Across
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Aleck or set : SMART
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Creates : MAKES
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Woman’s title : MRS
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Permeate : IMBUE
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Coliseum area : ARENA
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Sea creature : EEL
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Elitist theory of government : TECHNOCRACY
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New Deal org, : NRA
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Polite turndown of an invitation : REGRETS
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Restrain : STAY
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Energy : PEP
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Certain horse races : TROTS
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Water pipes : MAINS
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Single : UNAL
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Habitat : ECE
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___ Alto : PALO
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Still in bed : NOTUP
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Law : ORDINANCE
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Polar features : ICECAPS
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Cats and dogs : ANIMALS
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Kind of card : CHRISTMAS
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Mountain land : TIBET
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Canaveral agency : NASA
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Map abbr. : RTE
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___ gin : SLOE
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Tea cake : SCONE
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Unpretentious : SMALL
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Printers’ measures : ENS
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Coin of Mexico : PESO
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Put on guard : ALERTED
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Insect : ANT
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Hams it up : GRANDSTANDS
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Dweller: Suffix : ITE
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Before : UNTIL
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Spreads : OLEOS
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Connective : NOR
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That is ___ (namely) : TOSAY
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Saltpeter : NITRE
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Meet : SIT
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French woman’s title : MME
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Basic principle : ABC
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German mining area : RUHR
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Belief : TENET
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Universe as a whole : MACROCOSM
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Detain: Fr. : ARRETER
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English poet : KEATS
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Envelope additions: Abbr. : ENCS
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Utter : SAY
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Not taboo : MENTIONABLE
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Showed again : RERAN
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Does in : SLAYS
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Monster : OGRE
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Deli features : SALAMIS
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Of Carthage : PUNIC
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Light or Arden : ENOCH
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Prayer : PATERNOSTER
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Can. province : MANIT
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Mobster Lucky ___ : LUCIANO
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Ornament : PIN
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Out of date : PASSE
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Cowardly : DASTARDLY
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Jones of baseball : CLEON
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Colorado park : ESTES
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Community org. : PTA
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Soviet republic : ARMENIA
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Kneads, old style : ELTS
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Part of Iberia : SPAIN
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Hundred, in Italy : CENTO
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Wood strips : SLATS
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Reveal : LETON
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U. S. cartoonist : ARNO
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Surrealist leader : DALI
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Tennis-racket ingredient : GUT
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Seine : NET
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June beetle : DOR
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Compass point : SSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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