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WORD SEMINAR

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 1974

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q V X }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,073
Across
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Gardened : RAKED
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Exhaust : SPEND
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Deft : AGILE
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Formula of belief : CREDO
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Miss Toklas : ALICE
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Rosalind's cousin : CELIA
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Parisian parent : MAMAN
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Strictness : RIGOR
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Calculus, etc. : MATHEMATICS
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Work on library cards : ALPHABETIZE
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Mars: Prefix : AREO
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Lecture : ORATE
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Case or well : STAIR
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Della and Peewee : REESES
33
Fred's sister : ADELE
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Auden and Frost : POETS
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Rodin subject : KISS
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Braggadocio : SWAGGER
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Dispute : ARGUE
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Ontario Indian : CREE
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Certain records: Abbr. : LPS
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Twelve ___ of Rome : TABLES
46
Poor spellers : CACOGRAPHERS
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Period : ERA
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Advancement : ASCENT
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Heavy wool : EBONY
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Tennis strokes : LOBS
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Convertiplane : STOL
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___-wee : BIDEA
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Soft velvet : PANNE
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Coins of Iran : RIALS
58
Sampler sentiment : MOTTO
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Blind impulse : ATE
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Seine tributary : OISE
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Finnish architect Alvar ___ : AALTO
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Whalebone : BALEEN
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U. S. flying unit: Abbr. : TAF
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Secant, for one : INTERSECTION
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Clock parts : ALARMS
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Hems in : GIRDS
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"West Side Story" girl : MARIA
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Mont ___ : BLANC
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Ready for callers : ATHOME
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Waterglass painting : STEREOCHROMY
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U. S. author : ADE
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Daddies: Sp. : TAITAS
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Relates : TELLS
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Paddles : OARS
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Milland : RAY
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Gum trees : BIJAS
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Hollows : DENTS
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Vestment : AMICE
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German basin, to French : SARRE
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Fraternal men : ELKS
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Olivier et al. : SIRS
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Emanate : ARISE
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Bowling woes : SPLITS
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Hurok : SOL
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People who use tho and thru : PHONETICISTS
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Richardson novel : PAMELA
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Rail station: Abbr. : TRM
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Covers : LIDS
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Pays up : ANTES
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Istanbul sight : MINARET
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Window part : PANE
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Before : UNTIL
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Trolley sound : CLANG
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Green Wave : TULANE
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Dvorak : ANTON
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Miss MacMahon : ALINE
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Seeks information : ASKS
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Elementary : ABECEDARIAN
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Memory-improving art : MNEMOTECHNY
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Collier : MINER
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Love, Italian style : AMORE
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Robin ___ : ADAIR
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Hen's concern : BROOD
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Quays : PIERS
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Some are leaping : LENAS
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Aptitudes : BENTS
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Clay plugs : BOTTS
Down
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Hindu deity : RAMA
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Winglike : ALAR
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Item for Franklin : KITE
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Ruby or Frances : DEE
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"Boo!" shouter : SCARER
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Flower part : PETAL
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Aristocracy : ELITE
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Medit. resort : NICE
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German article : DAS
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Bobby Jones, e.g. : AMATEUR
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Pygmalion's statue : GALATEA
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Kaffir warrior groups : IMPIS
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Bert : LAHR
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Spanish queen : ENA
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Short swords : CREESES
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Formalities : RITES
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Auspices : EGIS
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Nod : DOZE
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Iron containers : ORES
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Demure : MODEST
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Pipes : BRIERS
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Damp : SOGGY
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Rocket stage : AGENA
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Flat : PRONE
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1953 Nobelist for medicine : KREBS
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___ Mater : STABAT
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"___ cat I saw?" (palindrome) : WASITA
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Part of a speller's repertoire : ABCDEFGHIJKLM
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Hilarity : GLEE
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Seine boat : ACON
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City near Saigon : CHOLON
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Alphabet man of a sort : LETTERCARRIER
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For the time being : PROTEM
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Drawing rooms : SALONS
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Desist's partner : CEASE
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Li'l one : ABNER
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Socrates's friend : PLATO
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Gannet : SOLAN
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Stones : PITS
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Odds : RATIO
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Of the pelvis : ILIAC
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Asian peninsula : MALAY
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Waves: Fr. : ONDES
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Lands : ACRES
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Ointments : BALMS
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La Douce et al. : IRMAS
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Refine : SMELT
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Noblemen : EARLS
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Bits : IOTAS
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Tiresome one : BORE
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Maximally : ATBEST
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Adapt to a need : TAILOR
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Ship parts : STERNS
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Jittery : TENSE
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Elevate : HOIST
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Track events : RACES
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Dickens's Rosa : DARTLE
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Make ___ (ogle) : EYESAT
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Electronic tube : DIODE
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Arabian gazelle : ARIEL
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Muffet or America : MISS
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Directly : SPANG
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Gluck : ALMA
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Worked on shoes : SHINED
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Muscle protein : ACTIN
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Small piano : SPINET
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Woodworking machines : PLANERS
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Trumpet blast : TANTARA
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Chants : INTONES
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Certain houses : MANORS
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Yonkers entry : PACER
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Gompers's concern : UNION
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Kind of sweep : CLEAN
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Restrict : LIMIT
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Pack down : TAMP
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Ancient Teutons : UBII
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Unaspirated : LENE
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Weapon: Fr. : ARME
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Peruvian Indian : ANDE
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Photo : SHOT
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Small group : KNOT
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Chaplin et al. : SYDS
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Indian mulberry : AAL
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Fairy queen : MAB
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Wane : EBB

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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