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New York Times, Thursday, July 18, 1974

Author:
Marie West
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Marie West has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,105
Across
1
Eternal : AGELESS
8
Roof timbers : RAFTERS
15
Slight : NOMINAL
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Advent : ARRIVAL
17
Deflates the ego : TRIMSDOWNTOSIZE
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Caravansary : SERAI
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Box-office take : GATE
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Wallace : LEW
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American artist : SLOAN
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Women's ___ : LIB
27
Ammo storehouse: Abbr. : ARS
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Sea birds : ERNES
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Convulse with laughter : PANIC
36
___ the line : TOES
38
Edna of stage : BEST
39
Kind of drum : SNARE
40
Blind alley : IMPASSE
42
Copywriters, at times : IDEAMEN
44
Permission : LEAVE
45
French island in Oceania : RAPA
47
Camera part : LENS
48
Window sign : TOLET
49
Incites : SPURS
51
Observe : SEE
52
Flatfish : DAB
54
Alder-tree genus : ALNUS
56
Lettuce : COS
59
Site of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
61
Variable stars : NOVAS
65
Where to sign : ONTHEDOTTEDLINE
69
Hodgepodge : MELANGE
70
Unpredictable : ERRATIC
71
Spends time in a bookstore : BROWSES
72
Aridity : DRYNESS
Down
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Opposite of syns. : ANTS
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Triangular inset : GORE
3
Moslem prince : EMIR
4
Beans : LIMAS
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Store fodder : ENSILE
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Blue : SAD
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Campaign-placard writers : SLOGANEERS
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Carry on : RANT
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Russian co-op : ARTEL
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To and ___ : FRO
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"___ folly to be wise" : TIS
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Kind of minded : EVIL
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Demolish : RAZE
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Great amount : SLEW
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Declines : WANES
23
Spheres : ORBS
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Hackneyed : BANAL
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Like Pisa's tower : ATILT
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Lover : ROMEO
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Part of a flower : SEPAL
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Specified : STIPULATED
33
Identifies : NAMES
34
Miss Dunne : IRENE
35
Perfume : CENSE
37
Economized : SAVED
41
___ precedent : SETA
43
Mild swear-word : DARN
46
To one side : APART
50
Various : SUNDRY
53
Scout wear : BADGE
55
Gannet : SOLAN
56
Search thoroughly : COMB
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Unique thing : ONER
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City in France : STLO
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"Anything ___" : GOES
62
Lively, in music : VITE
63
Blackbirds : ANIS
64
Parts of a min. : SECS
66
Hem's partner : HAW
67
Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
68
Misjudge : ERR

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