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New York Times, Tuesday, August 13, 1974

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { B J W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,131

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Across
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Worked at Aunt Dinah's party : QUILTED
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In ___ with (conniving) : CAHOOTS
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Shake : UNNERVE
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Large Pacific area : OCEANIA
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Rather than : INSTEAD
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Kind of member : CHARTER
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Negative : NOT
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Stifled laugh : SNICKER
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Wallaba : APA
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Certain alcohols: Suffix : ITOLS
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Iowa college : COE
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Sunset or Gaza : STRIP
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Emperor : NERO
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Calling and playing : CARDS
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German article : EINE
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Toothless : EDENTATE
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" . . . upon ___ of gold" : ACROSS
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Rayburn : GENE
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Deception : FLAM
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Dwellings of a sort : TEPEES
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Messengers : COURIERS
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U. S. composer : IVES
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Smells : ODORS
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Catch : NAIL
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Landlords' concerns : RENTS
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Not abridged: Abbr. : UNC
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Opponent for Dempsey : FIRPO
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Constellation : ARA
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Ex-heavyweight champ : CARNERA
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Movie studio : LOT
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Lower jawbone : DENTALE
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Mussolini, for one : FASCIST
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Ushers : ESCORTS
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Beauty lover : ESTHETE
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Vast plains : STEPPES
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In demand : DESIRED
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Beneficial drug : QUININE
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Not seen : UNNOTED
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Imminent : INSTORE
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___ out (free) : LET
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Lock : TRESS
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Man's name : EVAN
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Devote oneself to : DEDICATE
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Like some pistols : COCKED
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Doctor's concern : ACHE
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Learns : HEARS
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Rower's need : OAR
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Where Toronto is : ONTARIO
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Men's accessories : TIEPINS
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Mexican cloaks : SARAPES
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Hard ___ : CORE
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Most protracted : LONGEST
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Ends : TERMINI
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Troubadour's love song : CANSO
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Roman goddess : SALUS
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Golf area : TEE
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Stock ___ : CAR
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Like hunger strikers, at times : FORCEFED
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Diatribes : TIRADES
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Symbol of achievement : EVEREST
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Sackcloth and ashes : PENANCE
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Opponent for Louis : CONN
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More like a certain bird : EARLIER
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Comeback : RIPOSTE
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Grooved : SLOTTED
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Compulsion : DURESS
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Abrupt declivity : SCARP
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Goes hungry : FASTS
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Der ___ : ALTE
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Level: Var. : RASE
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Spinner : TOP
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Greek letter : CHI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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