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New York Times, Tuesday, April 30, 1974

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,026
Across
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Kind of waist : WASP
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Accomplishment : FEAT
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Exult : CROW
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Fever : AGUE
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Artery : AORTA
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Baltic gulf : RIGA
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Fair noted for riots : DONNYBROOK
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Affirm : AVER
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Emulates the Muses : INSPIRES
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Respect : ESTEEM
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Colorful stone : OPAL
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April 1 pest : JOKER
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Secretive ones : SPIES
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Squandered : LAVISHED
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Images : ICONS
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Under command : TAMED
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Shoulder: Preflx : OMO
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Bottle size : PINT
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Traveler : FARER
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Narrow-minded one : PRIG
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Sward : SOD
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Dinner callers : GONGS
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Criterions : TESTS
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Kind of town : ONEHORSE
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Sponge features : PORES
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Spacious : ROOMY
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High: Prefix : ALTI
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Oscar winner, 1972 : BRANDO
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Type of rescue buoy : BREECHES
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Hayseed : RUBE
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Simplify : STREAMLINE
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With skill : ABLY
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Showing the way : AHEAD
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Behold, to Caesar : ECCE
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Buds : EYES
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Tidings : NEWS
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Box hive : SKEP
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African gully : WADI
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Old Greek contest : AGON
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Basks : SUNS
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Nib : PENPOINT
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Slipcase for a book : FOREL
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Cupid : EROS
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Assume control : TAKEOVER
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Rickety cars : CRATES
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Hippopotamus : RIVERHORSE
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Molding : OGEE
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Cordial : WARM
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___ ouverts (with open arms) : ABRAS
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Cries of surprise : YIPES
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Winter mishap : SKID
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Newport News's river : JAMES
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Descendant : SCION
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Having weight : PONDERABLE
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At ___ (on the lam) : LARGE
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Throws out : EMITS
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Pointers, for instance : DOGS
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___ facto : IPSO
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Strong-scented herb : TANSY
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Taiwanese : FORMOSAN
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Athenian statesman : PERICLES
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Certain Friday : GOOD
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Tribal symbol : TOTEM
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Darlings : HONEYS
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Make a court move : PLEAD
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Zones : AREAS
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Scottish hill : BRAE
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Miss Dee : RUBY
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Contrive : BREW
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Bumpkin : HICK
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Noun suffix : ENCE
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Percolate : SEEP
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Article : THE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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