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New York Times, Friday, July 12, 1974

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,099
Across
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Ruth : BABE
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Get rid of : SCRAP
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Has debts : OWES
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Drinks : ALES
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Vance or Judaeus : PHILO
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File's partner : RANK
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Monumental creation : STATUEOFLIBERTY
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Kind of carrier : HOD
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Days of yore : PAST
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Modify : ALTER
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Links sound : FORE
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Ships: Abbr. : STRS
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Marinas : BASINS
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Oxygen, for one : ELEMENT
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Works on a cake : ICES
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Iowa community : AMANA
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Word after "Strike three!" : OUT
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Monumental creation : BEETHOVENSNINTH
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Pose : SIT
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Ward off : AVERT
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French head : TETE
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Hardly at all : NOTVERY
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Sound the ___ : TOCSIN
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High nest: Var. : AERY
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Talk profusely : GUSH
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Loud noise : BLAST
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Keeps out : BARS
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Buchwald : ART
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Monumental creation : ROCKOFGIBRALTAR
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To be, in Paris : ETRE
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Server : LADLE
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Slime : OOZE
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___ of Worms : DIET
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Audit entry : ASSET
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German count : SPEE
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Shindig : BASH
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Voice : ALTO
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Draw a ___ on : BEAD
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Time zone : EST
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Toothpicks, at the canapé table : SPEARS
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Selected : CHOSE
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Falling-out : RIFT
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"I'm so ___ alone" : ALL
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Luau dish : POI
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Warning words : ORELSE
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Toad feature : WART
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Heraldic term : ENTE
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Sour curdled milk : SKYR
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Brush ___ (practice) : UPON
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Drink dispenser : BARMAN
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Clenched hand : FIST
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Angle : SLANT
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Hamilton bills : TENS
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Lobster-eaters' wear : BIBS
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___ the hole : ACEIN
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Take care of : SEETO
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Abrasive : EMERY
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Ancient dates : NONES
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Half an ice-cream flavor : TUTTI
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Sportsman Brundage : AVERY
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Now's partner : THEN
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Must : HAVETO
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Again : OVER
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Scratch cause : ITCH
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"A tisket, a ___ . . . " : TASKET
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Gun housing : TURRET
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Clark : GABLE
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Reared : BRED
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Novelist Pierre : LOTI
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Area unit : ACRE
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Bridge-table actions : BIDS
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At the summit : ATOP
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Demolish : RAZE
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___ of heaven : TREE
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Gulf state: Abbr. : FLA
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Utility item : GAS
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___ Angeles : LOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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