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New York Times, Tuesday, May 28, 1974

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,054

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Across
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Musical notes : FAS
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Rhine tributary : RUHR
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Started a caramel : BITON
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Iraq's Abdul ___ : ARIF
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Wings : ALAE
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Growing out : ENATE
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Law of Moses : TORA
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Sally Rand et al. : FANDANCERS
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Foretokens : OMENS
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Dutch cupboard : KAS
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"Thanks ___" : ALOT
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Long-run Off-Broadway hit : FANTASTICKS
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Ready to go : ALLSET
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Isle ___ : OFMAN
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Olivier and Hardwicke : SIRS
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American org. : OAS
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Ina of stage : CLAIRE
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Pleasure boat : CRUISER
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Celestial event : MOONSET
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Flabbergasts : AMAZES
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Darjeeling, for one : TEA
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Well-known loch : NESS
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Swiss city : BASEL
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Man on guard : SENTRY
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Boston landmark : FANEUILHALL
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Opera highlight : ARIA
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Downy coating : NAP
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Biblical mount : SINAI
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Kind of ball : FANCYDRESS
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Telescope part : LENS
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Small type size : AGATE
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Cordelia's father : LEAR
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Sweet tree secretion : LAAP
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Keep on subscribing : RENEW
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Fast jets : SSTS
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" ... ___ folly to be wise" : TIS
Down
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" ... eat the ___ land" : FATOF
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Lorelei : SIREN
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Brit. heroes of W. W. II : RAF
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Diminutive suffix : ULA
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Purse reserves, for short : HANKIES
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Edit : REDACT
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Hur or Franklin : BEN
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S. A. native : INCA
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Far-East weight : TAEL
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Other: Sp. : OTRO
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Chinese soup ingredient : NEST
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Daydream : FANTASIZE
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Request : ASK
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Mineo : SAL
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Wild plums : SLOES
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Despot : TSAR
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Recital unit : SOLO
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Long-banned novel : FANNYHILL
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___ en scène : MISE
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Greek god : ARES
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N. Y. cagers : NETS
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Incrustation : SCAB
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Marie Wilson role : IRMA
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Maori pits for roots : RUAS
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Tropical animal : COATI
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Ego : SELF
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Waiter's offering : MENU
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Blackfeet homes: Var. : TEEPEES
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Tangles : SNARLS
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Literary monogram : RLS
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Connective : AND
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"It's ___ job" : ANEAT
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Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
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Speech defects : LISPS
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Remote : AFAR
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Storm : RAGE
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"I'm ___ awful hurry" : INAN
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Deed: Fr. : ACTE
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Evergreen : YEW
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Convened : SAT
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Certain students: Abbr. : SRS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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