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New York Times, Sunday, June 30, 1974

39-Down : Dull knocks

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16 Grid has duplicate clues.
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,087
Across
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Novelist Alan : PATON
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Ex-Prime Minister : TRUDEAU
13
Combustible mixture : AIRGAS
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Shah of Iran : PAHLAVI
21
Daggers : PONIARDS
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Record cover : SLEEVE
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Friendships : AMITIES
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Emperor : SELASSIE
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More suspicious : WARIER
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___ Abner : LIL
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Brit. fliers : RAF
30
Donkey: Fr. : ANE
31
___-la : TRA
33
___ other : ASNO
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Premiers during 1974 : MEIRTANAKACASTROANDCHOU
42
Anguish : PAIN
43
Fuel products : COKES
44
___ Kong : HONG
45
Brings up : REARS
46
Rascal : SCAMP
48
Congo river : UELE
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Kind of jaw : JUT
50
Sloths : AIS
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Art style : POP
60
German conjunction : UND
61
Simple sugar : OSE
62
Adams et al. : EDIES
63
Foreign-trade zone : FREEPORT
65
Women's org. : DAR
66
Lanchester et al. : ELSAS
69
Royal initials : HRH
70
Greek letter : PSI
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Puts on cargo : LADES
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Fuegians : ONAS
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Botanical sheath : OCREA
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Outrigger : PROA
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Arctic hazard : BERG
79
Presidents during 1974 : TITOPOMPIDOUANDMARCOS
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Relative of nix : NOPE
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Of an ego source : IDIC
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Ermine : STOAT
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Son of Zeus : ARES
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Sheer fabric : VOILE
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Literary bits : ANA
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N. Z. vine : AKA
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Ecological divisions : SERES
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Depression letters : NRA
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Arab ruler's domain : EMEERATE
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Templeton et al. : ALECS
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Puppy sound : YAP
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Safecracker: Var. : YEG
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Crag : TOR
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French season : ETE
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Lake bottom : BED
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Pacific root : TARO
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Writer Michael : INNES
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Willow spike : AMENT
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Representation : ICON
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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African village : STAD
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This, in Spain : ESTE
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Type of drum : EAR
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Certain words: Abbr. : VBS
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Shoe width : EEE
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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Less remote : NEARER
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Makes public, as a statement : RELEASES
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Ex-Chancellor and family : BRANDTS
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Importers' concerns : DUTIES
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Popular song of the '30's : STARDUST
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Propitiate : APPEASE
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Sun god : AMENRA
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Certifies : ATTESTS
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Atlantic capital : RABAT
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High in pitch : ALT
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Pacific porgy : TAI
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Cook ___ open fire : OVERAN
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Jewish month : NISAN
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County divisions: Abbr. : TPS
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Fish delicacy : ROE
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Loosen : UNLACE
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Ross and Dors : DIANAS
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Shifts carefully : EASES
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___ poetica : ARS
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Caucasian language : UDI
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Large dam : ASWAN
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Pier union: Abbr. : ILA
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Competes again : RERACES
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Ginza entertainer : GEISHA
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Stable officer : AVENOR
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Thin and watery : SEROUS
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Glove part : PALM
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Friend in Sète : AMIE
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Attack : SETON
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Aspect : FACET
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Dustcloth : RAG
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L. A. team : RAMS
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Sneak about : TIPTOE
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Low-caste Indian : KOLI
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One-seeded fruit : AKENE
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Dull knocks : THUDS
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Word with gravure : ROTO
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One speaking nonsense : DRIVELER
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Old Italian coin : SCUDO
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Harvard name : CONANT
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World culture agency : UNESCO
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Associate of M. Gandhi : JNEHRU
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Greeting : AVE
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Slanting : ASLOPE
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Old English letter : EDH
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Sharp downdraft : AIRPOCKET
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Baseball positions: Abbr. : LFS
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Onassis : ARI
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Presidents : PODGORNYANDSADAT
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Natural product : ORE
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Parts of qts. : PTS
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Roman Fate : PARCA
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Pitching ability : ARM
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Photo color : SEPIA
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Slacks : PANTS
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Fur piece : STOLE
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Lend a hand : AID
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Western org. : OAS
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Flat-bottomed craft : BATEAU
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Lehar specialty : OPERETTA
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Rang up : DIALED
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John ___ : DOE
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Girl's name : MARYJO
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Composed : SERENE
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Forsyte, etc. : SAGAS
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S.P.C.A. worker : VET
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Shoulder: Prefix : OMO
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P. I. native : ATI
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Pince-___ : NEZ
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Alas, in Bonn : ACH
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___ cord of wood : SPLITA
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Pub offering : ALE
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Berlin evening : ABEND
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Glossy : SATIN
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Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Zola title : NANA
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Idler : DRONE
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___ much as : INAS
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Participate : ENTERIN
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Program : AGENDA
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Locale for oils : MUSEUM
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Social rank : ESTATE
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P. I. tree : IBA
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British fens : CARRS
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Sunrise song : AUBADE
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Word for a wife : MISSUS
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Everest expert : SHERPA
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Vice ___ : VERSA
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Manifest : OVERT
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Exclude : DEBAR
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Insects : ANTS
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Cyrano feature : NOSE
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Poetic word : EER
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After zeta : ETA
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Coin of Riga : LAT
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Boston time : EST
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Ways: Abbr. : STS
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Police-call initials : APB
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Educ. group : NEA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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