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New York Times, Thursday, May 30, 1974

Author:
John Finch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
John Finch has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,056
Across
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Humorist Billings : JOSH
5
Bar bills : TABS
9
Thread holder : SPOOL
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Broadway org. : ANTA
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"Time must have a ___" : STOP
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Speechless Marx : HARPO
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Unpleasant leftover : SCAR
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Volcano : ETNA
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Go, in France : ALLER
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Late Dickens work : OURMUTUALFRIEND
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Promontories : NESSES
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Dregs : LEES
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Daughter of Laban : LEAH
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Old saws : ADAGES
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Flier's friend : CHUTE
36
White coating : HOAR
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French illustrator : DORE
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Fasten with a rope : LASH
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Charles et al. : LAMBS
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Direction : EAST
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Affirm : AVER
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Genesis name : ABEL
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British ___ : ISLES
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Certain French wines : MEDOCS
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Cars of yesterday : REOS
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"On your ___!" : TOES
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Consternation : DISMAY
56
Late Chekhov work : THETHREESISTERS
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Greeting : HELLO
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Voice : ALTO
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Taconite, etc. : ORES
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Reddish brown : UMBER
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Stead : LIEU
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Skin trouble : ACNE
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"Whither thou ___ . . . " : GOEST
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Enervates : SAPS
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Rock formation : SIAL
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Robards : JASON
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Opportunely : ONCUE
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Aldebaran and Sirius : STARS
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Out of ___ way (safe) : HARMS
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Bloodsucking fly : TSETSE
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Island off Alaska : ATTU
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___ fide : BONA
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Stone splinter : SPALL
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Enjoyed in common : SHARED
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Hudson features : PALISADES
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Shield border : ORLE
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Ready for business : OPEN
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Jim or Mayor : LORD
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Congo river : UELE
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Misgivings : FEARS
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Aaron's specialty : HOMER
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Esposito's specialty : GOAL
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Beats at bridge : SETS
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Steamed offering : CLAM
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Possess : HAVE
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Took advantage of : USED
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Chokes : THROTTLES
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Competent : ABLE
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Useful beam : LASER
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Mate of Osiris : ISIS
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Tenth of a legion : COHORT
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Abhorrent : ODIOUS
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Closes a letter : SEALS
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Colonnades : STOAS
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Parisian's thanks : MERCI
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Sports palace : ARENA
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Branch of the Rhine : YSSEL
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Goon : THUG
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Blood: Prefix : HEMO
58
European river : ELBE
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Kazan : ELIA
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One or side : STEP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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