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New York Times, Friday, June 21, 1974

Author:
John Landenberger
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,078

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Across
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Suffix for photo or hemo : STAT
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Pianist Waller : FATS
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Item for Miss Nightingale : LAMP
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African antelope : TOPI
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Of a chemical compound : AMIC
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Cuttlefish ink : SEPIA
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Risky investment : AWILDCATOILWELL
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Campus board member : REGENT
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Adjusted the piano : TUNED
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Malign : ASPERSE
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Naughty child : IMP
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Bayh and Ervin: Abbr. : SENS
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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Australian tree : PENDA
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Morse-code sound : DAH
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Dance step : PAS
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Irving or West : BERLIN
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Kind of politics or house : POWER
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Decorated, as with parsley : GARNI
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Query after a nose finish : WHOWON
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Part of a month : DAY
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Heart test: Abbr. : EKG
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Neighbor of Yokohama : TOKYO
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Busy ___ : BEE
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Close : SEAL
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Understand : SEE
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Gourmet-cookery ingredient : SHALLOT
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Drink : ADE
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"Come Back, Little ___" : SHEBA
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___ play (easy job) : CHILDS
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Risky holding : ATIGERBYTHETAIL
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Sections : PARTS
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Troubled king : LEAR
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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Parisian's very : TRES
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Canal : ERIE
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Skillfully : ABLY
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Obeys the green light : STARTS
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Rose high : TOWERED
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Risky purchase : APIGINAPOKE
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Truths : FACTS
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Snickers : TITTERS
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Searches high and low : SCOURS
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Obscene : LEWD
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Mimic : APE
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Wire measure : MIL
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Buddy : PAL
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Railroad car : SLEEPER
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Genetic initials : DNA
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Electees : INS
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Diamond shape : PEAR
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Words for a month's start : INLIKEALAMB
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Roman 1501 : MDI
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___ out (succeed) : PAN
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Gaudy : SHOWY
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Sea birds : ERNES
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Prison, for short : PEN
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___ at the moon : BAY
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Gushes: Var. : WOOSHES
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Celt : GAEL
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Lbs., etc. : WTS
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Tool : HOE
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One who holds things up : DELAYER
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Biblical explorer of Canaan : GADDIEL
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Prate : BABBLE
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Boy's name : LESLEY
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Pronoun : HER
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Iron pigment : OCHRE
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Article : THE
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Noncoms : SGTS
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"___ deal!" : ITSA
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Germane : APT
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Sailor : TAR
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Wrath : IRE
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Pacific fish : TAI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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