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New York Times, Thursday, May 9, 1974

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,035

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Across
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Off the cuff : ADLIB
6
___ of bricks : ATON
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Flax or jute : BAST
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Oregon Trail city : BOISE
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Noir or au lait : CAFE
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Skilled : ABLE
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Scholarly quality : BREADTHOFVISION
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Miss Rand : AYN
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Louder, in music: Abbr. : CRESC
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Opinions : VIEWS
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Troubles : WOES
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Korean money : HWAN
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"Yes, ___ no bananas" : WEHAVE
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Schooner propellant : MAINSAIL
33
Revile : ABUSE
34
___, zwei, drei : EINS
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Anger : IRE
36
Lady past her prime : NOSPRINGCHICKEN
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Fraternal man : ELK
41
Tennis name : ASHE
42
What a ring has : NOEND
43
Unmistakable : DISTINCT
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Expiates : ATONES
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"This ___ sudden" : ISSO
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Common Latin word : AMAT
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Turkish city : ADANA
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Ship directing: Abbr. : NAVIG
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Large wave : SEA
57
What Hawaii used to be : SANDWICHISLANDS
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Anglican ecclesiastic : INGE
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Sample for disk jockey : DEMO
62
Architect Jones : INIGO
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Jeane Dixon, for one : SEER
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Arabian port : ADEN
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Of a grain : OATEN
Down
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Eban : ABBA
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Sturdy boat : DORY
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Legal right : LIEN
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"This ___ recording" : ISA
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Comforter : BEDCOVER
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Tooth troubles : ACHES
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Art colony of West : TAOS
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Remote possibility : OFFCHANCE
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State: Abbr. : NEV
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Wash and river : BASINS
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Rose's spouse : ABIE
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Like molasses in January : SLOW
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X's : TENS
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___ of knowledge : TREE
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Terrible tsar : IVAN
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Kind of waist : WASP
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Thought's father : WISH
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Diminished : WANED
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"Christ stopped at ___" : EBOLI
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Tamale wrappers : HUSKS
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Power : MIGHT
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Horsy S.C. city : AIKEN
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Peace goddess : IRENE
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Provides : LENDS
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Snugly settled : ENSCONCED
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Many Scotsmen : IANS
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Bas-relief's opposite : INTAGLIO
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Diving bird : COOT
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Fire starter : TINDER
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" . . . ere ___ Elba" : ISAW
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Writer Kingsley : AMIS
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Plane, in France : AVION
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Unimproved : ASIS
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Hamlet or Canute : DANE
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Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
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Alas! : AHME
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Agitated state : SNIT
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Advantage : EDGE
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" . . . unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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Mountain in Crete : IDA
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Prefix for gram or lytic : ANA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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