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New York Times, Monday, July 29, 1974

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,116
Across
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Den : LAIR
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Deaf as ___ : APOST
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Morose : GLUM
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Vain : IDLE
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Knights of ___ : MALTA
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Unadorned : BARE
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Dominant trend : MAINSTREAM
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Stage routine : SKIT
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Marbles : AGATES
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Irritated state : SNIT
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Native of: Suffix : ESE
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Passover meal : SEDER
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Kind of hanger : CLIFF
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Malign : DEFAME
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Mailbox listing for the Little Women : MARCH
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Kind of bride or bonnet : WAR
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Precise : NICE
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"Damn Yankees" temptress : LOLA
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Passageway of a sort : ALIMENTARYCANAL
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Furnished : GAVE
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Stingy : NEAR
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N.F.L. scores : TDS
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"We have met the ___, and . . . " : ENEMY
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Western outlaw : BADMAN
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Place for broncs : RODEO
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Spitefulness : VENOM
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Rudiments : ABC
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Wit : SALT
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Blank space : LACUNA
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Courage : GRIT
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Jellyfish : SEANETTLES
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Deserve : RATE
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Stabs : TRIES
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State: Abbr. : ALAS
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Pastoral poem : IDYL
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Flies : SOLOS
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Use of memory : ROTE
Down
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Beans : LIMAS
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Saw : ADAGE
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Account of tribulations : ILIAD
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Let : RENTED
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Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
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Average : PAR
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Cheers : OLES
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Position : STANCE
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Ceylonese native : TAMIL
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Literary initials : GBS
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Summer-cottage site : LAKEFRONT
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U.S. novelist : URIS
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Deal out : METE
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Unruffled : SERENE
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Young Cratchit : TIM
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F.D.R. pet : FALA
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Fiver : FIN
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Behave : ACT
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"It don't ___ thing . . . " : MEANA
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Decked out : CLAD
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Dutch painter : HALS
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Conduct : WAGE
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Arkin : ALAN
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"Music Man" locale : RIVERCITY
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Note : MEMO
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Holzman : RED
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Tuber : YAM
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Tie : CRAVAT
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Scotland et al.: Abbr. : YDS
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Spanish dance : BOLERO
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Juno's drink : NECTAR
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Bridge seats : EASTS
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No-trick bid : NULLO
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___ a time : ONEAT
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Billiard stroke : MASSE
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Fields: Lat. : AGRI
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Nail : BRAD
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Shadow : TAIL
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Lowlier : LESS
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Kind of Gothic : NEO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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