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New York Times, Saturday, April 6, 1974

Author:
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,002

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Baggage, supplies, etc. : IMPEDIMENTA
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Treasure-hunter’s aid : MAP
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Land-use project : RECLAMATION
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Consumed : ATE
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Construed : INTERPRETED
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Slum intruder : RAT
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Sociables : TEAS
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Zola : EMILE
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Dump : HOVEL
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African enclosures : KRAALS
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Edged : HONED
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Treat badly : MISUSE
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“ . . . blackbirds baked in ___” : APIE
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“I ___ a thing about it” : CANTDO
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Danish county : AMT
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W. W. II area : ETO
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Spring campus event : REUNION
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By way of : VIA
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Opposed : CON
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Church officers : ELDERS
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Chinese dynasty : MING
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Garden flowers : ASTERS
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Baltimore team : COLTS
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Proclamations : EDICTS
46
Greek letters : IOTAS
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Western horse : PINTO
48
Taboos : BANS
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Worked for an artist : SAT
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“In life’s small things be ___ great” : RESOLUTEAND
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___ in a million : ONE
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Vindicating : EXONERATING
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Deface : MAR
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Worsens steadily : DEGENERATES
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Descendant of Benjamin : IRI
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“All ___ are created equal” : MEN
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Proportion: Abbr. : PCT
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Conger, old style : ELE
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Moved quickly : DARTED
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Drive : IMPEL
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Tim of football Giants : MARA
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French seasons : ETES
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___ pick (cavil) : NIT
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___ the mark : TOE
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Columnist Jack : ANDERSON
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Miss Callas : MARIA
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In any way. : ATALL
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Maravich et al. : PETES
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West : MAE
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“___ it!” : HOPTO
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Tear jerker : ONION
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Victory sign : VEE
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Accolade : KUDOS
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This: Lat. : HAEC
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Actress Adams : MAUDE
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Kind of tube or sanctum : INNER
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Moves : STIRS
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Early Britons : CELTS
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City in Spain : AVILA
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Candies : MINTS
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Labels : TAGS
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Like the Pietà : RESTORED
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Pithy remark : MOT
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Take steps : ACT
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Share top billing : COSTAR
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___ Downs : EPSOM
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Huntress of myth : DIANA
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Among: Prefix : INTER
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Habituate : INURE
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___ of contention : BONE
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Danish measure : ALEN
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River of England : EXE
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Soak, old style : SOG
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Greek letter : ETA
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Islet : AIT
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Mariner’s direction : NNE
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Metric weights: Abbr. : DGS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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