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New York Times, Saturday, June 8, 1974

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,065

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Across
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Tree-trunk growth : MOSS
5
Austrian statesman : RAAB
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Animal of Mideast : DAMAN
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"___ do is dream ... " : ALLI
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Start of an incantation : ABRA
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Custom : USAGE
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Styptic : ALUM
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Exploit : GEST
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Excel : SHINE
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Sicilian wine : MARSALA
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Billycock : HAT
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Cover : LID
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Leather : LAMBSKIN
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Digestive aid : PEPSIN
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Time to use one's savings : RAINYDAY
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Border on : ABUT
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Roll of cloth : BOLT
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Atmosphere : AURA
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Uncas's love : CORA
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City in Montana : BUTTE
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Dross : SCUM
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Got down : ALIT
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Old English letters : ETHS
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White or fire : SALE
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Feign : SIMULATE
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Much-used, as a path : BEATEN
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Full-toned : SONOROUS
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Joker : WAG
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Service initials : USN
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London cathedral : STPAULS
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Abadan man : IRANI
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Kind of belt : SEAT
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Small barracuda : SPET
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Cum grano ___ : SALIS
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Impulse : URGE
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"The very ___!" : IDEA
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___ fast one : PULLA
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Bridge support : PIER
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Optimistic : ROSY
Down
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Form of address : MAAM
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Spanish jar : OLLA
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Direction in music : SLUR
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U. S. admiral : SIMS
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Kind of sleeve : RAGLAN
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Nautical position : ABEAM
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___ poetica : ARS
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Additive for a tub : BATHSALTS
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Actor Hoffman : DUSTIN
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Hard wood : ASH
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Kind of box or order : MAIL
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Vedic fire god : AGNI
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Indigence : NEED
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Arab caliph : ALI
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"Go fly ___" : AKITE
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"Oh, ___!" : BROTHER
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Lake in Africa: Var. : NYASSA
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S. A. rodents : PACAS
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Town near Salerno : EBOLI
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Jewish holiday : PURIM
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Word with quo or symbol : STATUS
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Gold coin : DUCAT
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As ___ (generally) : ARULE
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Mandarin's residence : YAMEN
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Finishes : BUTTONSUP
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Full of ___ : BEANS
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Alcott : LOUISA
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Kind of fingers : BUTTER
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Clairvoyance : ESP
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River to the Missouri : OSAGE
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Small bit : WISP
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New Guinea native : ARAU
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Bitterness : GALL
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Arabian area : ASIR
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Hairstyle : UPDO
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Famous Virginians : LEES
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Abide : STAY
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Zero : NIL
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Silkworm : ERI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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