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New York Times, Tuesday, July 9, 1974

Author:
Christine Tilgner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,096
Across
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Striking sport : GOLF
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Violin : AMATI
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Beer ingredients : HOPS
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Birthstone : OPAL
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Played in a way : MIMED
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Groove in a column : DADO
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Muckraker : IDATARBELL
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General known for his ride : SHERIDAN
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Phase : ANGLE
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Roman time : IDES
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Pet's name : FIDO
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Poetess Doolittle et al. : HILDAS
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Colorful pitcher : VIDABLUE
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Fancies : IDEAS
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Kind of energy : SOLAR
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Common word : AND
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Hebrew letter : TAV
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Row : MELEE
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Corporate monogram : RCA
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Guevara : CHE
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Hudson's Bay commodities : PELTS
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Eye watering : RHEUM
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Traveling bags : HOLDALLS
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Knocks, to some : BOOSTS
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Garfunkel and Carney : ARTS
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Kazakh sea : ARAL
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Black cat and broken mirror : OMENS
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Calypso island : TRINIDAD
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Met spectacular : VERDISAIDA
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Challenge : DARE
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English composer : ARNE
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Put into effect : ACTON
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Edward or Norman : LEAR
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Some sisters : WEIRD
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Time period : YEAR
Down
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Jupiter and Mars : GODS
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Fish : OPAH
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Put on cargo : LADE
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State of many keys : FLORIDA
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Chemical compounds : AMIDES
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Touchy king : MIDAS
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"___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
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Holiday in Asia : TET
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Mount ___ : IDA
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Socialize : HOBNOB
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Cassini : OLEG
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Disagreeable one : PILL
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Singular fish : SOLE
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Weather forecast aid : RADAR
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One of the Argonauts : IDAS
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Office proliferations : FILES
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Zoological suffix : IDAE
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Snag : HITCH
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Potato : IDAHO
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Kind of headed : LEVEL
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Con Ed measures : VOLTS
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___ and penates : LARES
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Whole : UNCUT
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Cheeses : EDAMS
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Hard or soft approaches : SELLS
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Defrost : MELT
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Zoroastrian : PARSI
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Horse color : ROAN
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Movie-musical inn : HOLIDAY
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Anger : DANDER
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Kellogg's pact partner : BRIAND
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Passion : ARDOR
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Famous office : OVAL
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Word with bagatelle : MERE
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Girl's name : ERNA
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Monkey : TITI
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Hill's partner : DALE
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Melody : ARIA
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Expensive : DEAR
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Kind of horse : SAW
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Card : ACE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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