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New York Times, Monday, June 10, 1974

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,067

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Across
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Narrative : SAGA
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St. Peter's statue : PIETA
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English explorer : COOK
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Asian river : AMUR
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One of the Plinys : ELDER
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Water growth : ALGA
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Altar and tom : BOYS
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Author of "Luck and Pluck" : ALGER
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Rogers or Durant : WILL
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Nanking nurse : AMAH
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Letter : VEE
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Charm : ENAMOR
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Neck part : NAPE
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Herd of whales : GAM
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Soft ___ : SELL
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Rose features : THORNS
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High note : ELA
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Shows fear : PALES
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Maintain : ARGUE
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Astringent : ALUM
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Asian weights : TAELS
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Japanese port : KOBE
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Does cowboy work : ROPES
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Sully : SMEAR
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Kettle part : LID
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Fixed : STATED
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Of aircraft : AERO
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Dog's due : DAY
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Burn : SEAR
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Pursues, as game : STALKS
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Vehicle : BUS
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Diplomacy : TACT
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Place for discarded things : LIMBO
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Oslo name : OLAF
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Less inhibited : FREER
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Row : TIER
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Sister of Charles : ANNE
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Clipped : TERSE
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Heating vessel : ETNA
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Appraise : RATE
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Agreed with : YESED
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Storage structure : SHED
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West Indies isle : SABA
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Cupid : AMOR
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Famous Frenchman : GUYDEMAUPASSANT
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Major crime : ARSON
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___ soup : PEA
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Adverse : ILL
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Illustrious Illinoisan : EDGARLEEMASTERS
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Abound : TEEM
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Downright : ARRANT
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Bird call : CAW
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Eminent Englishman : OLIVERGOLDSMITH
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Flirt : OGLE
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Vegetable : KALE
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Carpentry tool : RASP
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Jolly sounds : HAHA
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Essential part : MEAT
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Jars : OLLAS
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___ barrel : PORK
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Machine parts : GEARS
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Allocate : ALLOT
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Red Sea region : NUBIA
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Unkempt : SEEDY
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Weather forecast : SLEET
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Limiting mark : METE
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Miss Teasdale : SARA
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Base : SEAT
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Bakery item : ROLL
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Like most barns : DRAFTY
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Hawks : KITES
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Hog variety : BOAR
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Canadian Indian : CREE
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Nota ___ : BENE
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Charge : FEE
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Compass point : ESE
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___ squirrel : RED

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