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New York Times, Friday, May 10, 1974

Author:
Joseph McLaughlin
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,036

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Across
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Publisher and punster : CERF
5
Rude homes : HUTS
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Germ cell : SPORE
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"___ There" : OVER
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Loop, in anatomy : ANSA
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Poet W. H. : AUDEN
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Much-traveled captain : NEMO
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Welcome chore for a publisher : REPRINTING
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Copy-editor's need : ERASER
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One showing pleasure : GRINNER
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"___ Happen Here" : ITCANT
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Greek letter : ETA
27
"A friend ___ a . . . " : INNEEDIS
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With agility : NIMBLY
33
Mead's publishing partner : DODD
34
Embankment : LEVEE
36
Shoe width : EEE
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Keats's "___ of St. Agnes" : EVE
38
Eternal : AGELESS
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R. R. stop : STA
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Swiss river : AAR
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Pine substance : RESIN
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Prepare a martini : STIR
44
Decrease : LESSEN
46
Poker Flat people : OUTCASTS
49
Cream or bag : ICE
50
Cylindrical : TERETE
51
___ Press (publisher) : UNICORN
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___ Avon (Anthony Eden) : EARLOF
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Illicit publishers? : BOOKMAKERS
61
___ breve : ALLA
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Feasts, in old Rome : EPULI
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Johnson and Heflin : VANS
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Hammer part : PEEN
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Biblical city : RESEN
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Famed Italian actress : DUSE
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Theater signs : SROS
Down
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Pine yield : CONE
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"Be it ___ so humble . . . " : EVER
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Publishers' headaches : REMAINDERS
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Decorated a cake : FROSTED
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"The ___ Experiment" (Rimmer) : HARRAD
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French number : UNE
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Recipe unit: Abbr. : TSP
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Puppet man : SARG
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Mental qualities : SANITIES
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Publisher G. P. : PUTNAM
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Norse god : ODIN
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Coty of France : RENE
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Bridge builder: Abbr. : ENGR
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Castle and Dunne : IRENES
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Habitat : ECE
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Blue and White : NILES
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Nobel poet : TSELIOT
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Excellent : IDEAL
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Flaring stars : NOVAE
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Publisher's goal : BESTSELLER
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" . . . war ___ begin here!" : LETIT
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Astronomical and lunar : YEARS
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Place of a crime, in law : VENUE
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"The Campbells ___" : ARECOMIN
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Classes : GENERA
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Petty despots : SATRAPS
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Junior scythe : SICKLE
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Plait of hair, in France : TRESSE
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U. S. consultant group : CEA
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Above, in Berlin : UBER
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Refusal word : NOPE
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Debt chits : IOUS
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Former Soviet police : NKVD
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Prefix for graph or resin : OLEO
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Devotees : FANS
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French liquid : EAU
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Hosp. personnel : RNS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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