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New York Times, Tuesday, July 2, 1974

48-Down : South Pacific island

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,089
Across
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Reduce : PARE
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Kind of writer : HACK
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Cooped up : CAGED
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Winged : ALAR
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Gardner : ERLE
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Divert : AMUSE
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Dewey-decimal expert : LIBRARIAN
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Ballet ___ : RUSSE
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Kimono sash : OBI
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Noted : SEEN
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Dress style : HALTER
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Observation spot for tourists : SIDEWALKCAFE
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___ best friend : MANS
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Instigator : ABETTOR
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Similarly : INKIND
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Winter gear : SKIS
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Eskimo knife : ULU
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Warning word : DONT
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Treetop sound : TWEET
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Yemenite : ARAB
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Conceit : EGO
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Display : SHOW
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Light : FLUFFY
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Gang member : MOBSTER
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Precisely : TOAT
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Some businesses : PARTNERSHIPS
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Leatherneck : MARINE
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Guns : ARMS
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Took the bait : BIT
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Lend ___ (assist) : AHAND
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With intensity : FURIOUSLY
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Star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Golf club : IRON
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Genuine : REAL
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Brontë : EMILY
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Small town : BURG
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Concerning : INRE
Down
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Departure port, 1492 : PALOS
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Fanatical : RABID
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Go astray : ERR
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In various places : HEREANDTHERE
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Arabian gazelles : ARIELS
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Prison-door sound : CLANK
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Range of sight : KEN
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Water bottles : CARAFES
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Charm : AMULET
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Sudden rush : GUST
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They, in Italy : ESSE
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Forest animal : DEER
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City on the Nile : ASWAN
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Salted peanuts, for a while : HABITFORMING
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Give forth : EMIT
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Soap unit : CAKE
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Sod : TURF
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Norwegian saint : OLAF
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Keeler : RUBY
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The same : IDEM
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Space-shot bust : NOGO
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Door opener : KNOB
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Embroider : SEW
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Beer-fermenting agent : WORT
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Writer: Abbr. : AUTH
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Hopeful one at flight time : STANDBY
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Rope : LASSO
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Ruby variety : SPINEL
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Word for a brat : TERROR
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South Pacific island : NAURU
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Creator of Ase : IBSEN
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Hemingway heroine : PILAR
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Bon ton : STYLE
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Fashioned : MADE
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Attention-getting word : AHEM
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Hindu queen : RANI
58
White lie : FIB
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Swiss canton : URI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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