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New York Times, Friday, April 19, 1974

Author:
Norton Rhoades
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Norton Rhoades has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,015
Across
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Village : DORP
5
Last ___ : GASP
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Bank-holiday money : SCRIP
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Employer : USER
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___ podrida : OLLA
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Tropical American animal : COATI
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Regarding : ASTO
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Rapier : FOIL
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Of a grain : OATEN
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Arguer’s goal : LASTWORD
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Modern affliction : STRESS
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Slips : ERRS
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Dahs’ associates : DITS
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Shore bird : AVOCET
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Actor’s jury : AUDIENCE
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Famous saloon : LASTCHANCE
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Long time : EON
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Search, as a suspect : FRISK
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Creek : RIA
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Behave irrationally : GOAPE
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Caesar’s “hail” : AVE
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Famed mural : LASTSUPPER
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Under-the-window routine : SERENADE
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“___ It” (Porter song) : LETSDO
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___ Verde : MESA
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Thus: It. : COSI
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Popular school period : RECESS
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Departure-time words : LASTCALL
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Awake : ALERT
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Do a Monday job : WASH
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Stave : RANGE
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French play part : ACTE
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Lemon and orange : ADES
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Bet : ANTED
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Document : DEED
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U. S. cartoonist : NAST
Down
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___ purpose (having two uses) : DUAL
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Pelion’s companion : OSSA
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Soaks flax : RETS
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Defends : PROTECTS
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Look for adventure : GOFORTH
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Then: Fr. : ALORS
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Skidded : SLID
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Buddy : PAL
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Antonio of opera : SCOTTI
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Unrefined : COARSE
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Interest or first : RATE
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Followers: Suffix : ITES
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Wrestles to a win : PINS
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Georgia Tech man, in song : WRECK
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Aspect : SIDE
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Coin for Portia : DUCAT
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African grasses : ALFAS
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Layer of silt : VARVE
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Willow : OSIER
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Flavor : ANISE
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Low tides : NEAPS
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Met the crisis : COPED
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January, in Lima : ENERO
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Plowed land : ARADA
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Poet Edgar : GUEST
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Man for lenses : OPTICIAN
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Girl : LASS
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Made watery progress : SLOSHED
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Come out : EMERGE
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Made a home : NESTED
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Brahman, e.g. : CASTE
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___ avis : RARA
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Verve : ELAN
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Not worth a ___ : CENT
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Tatting : LACE
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Alan or Robert : ALDA
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___ low (hides out) : LIES
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Shoe form : LAST
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Roll of money : WAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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