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New York Times, Tuesday, April 2, 1974

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,998
Across
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Gem feature : FACET
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Goes for : OPTS
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Town on the Tigris : AMARA
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Beery : NOAH
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Last words : TATA
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Oscar picture, '43 : CASABLANCA
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Guide's forte : TOUR
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Oscar picture, '65 : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
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Age : EON
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Currents: Abbr. : DCS
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Time period : ERA
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Large studio lamp : SUNARC
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High notes : ELAS
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Eleonora ___ : DUSE
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Caravansary : SERAI
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Oscar picture, '39 : GONEWITHTHEWIND
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___ of roses : ATTAR
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Bristle : SETA
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Wise one : SAGE
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Greeting in Israel : SHALOM
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Pince-___ : NEZ
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Sunday talk: Abbr. : SER
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Kind of banana : TOP
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Super-fine : AOK
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Oscar picture, '54 : ONTHEWATERFRONT
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Divine revelation : TORA
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Oscar picture, '31–32 : GRANDHOTEL
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Awl or hatchet : TOOL
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___ of beef : LOIN
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Poet's "at hand" : ANEAR
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Preposition : ONTO
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Troubles : ILLS
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Irish poet : YEATS
Down
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Fiction's counterpart : FACT
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Study in a way : CASE
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Verboten : TABOO
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Judah's son : ONAN
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Watering spot : POND
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Southwestern sandwiches : TACOS
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Column parts : SHAFTS
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Adak's neighbor : ATTU
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Art colony of West : TAOS
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Needle holder : ETUI
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Stupor: Prefix : NARC
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Monday, in Roma : LUNEDI
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River to North Sea : MEUSE
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French painter : DEGAS
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Voile or tulle : CLOTH
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North Pole inhabitant : SANTA
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Road hazards : RUTS
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Ghostly : ASHEN
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Paper ingredient : NEWS
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Tunes : ARIAS
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Scope : RANGE
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Drink : CIDER
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___ of approval : SEAL
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Feminine ending : ETTE
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Communicated with : WROTE
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Golf-course feature : HAZARD
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Kipling man-child : MOWGLI
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Word of mouth : PAROL
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Bale ___ : OFHAY
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Norway currency : KRONE
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Kruger : OTTO
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Time of day : NOON
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Bustle : TROT
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Nimbus : HALO
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Shadow : TAIL
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Austrian river : ENNS
61
Great Barrier Island : OTEA
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Tidy : NEAT
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Clothiers: Abbr. : TLRS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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