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New York Times, Saturday, August 17, 1974

Author:
David Crosatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,135
Across
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Lengthy tale : SAGA
5
British resort : BATH
9
Author of "Hyperion" : KEATS
14
Exam : ORAL
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"Visi d'Arte," for one : ARIA
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Inspire : IMBUE
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Trivial finery : FALLALERY
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Opera's Nellie : MELBA
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Composer Harold : ARLEN
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Bodily : CORPOREAL
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Antelope of Siberia : SAIGA
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Thais or Chinese : ASIANS
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Hindu scripture : VEDA
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Flagged : DROOPED
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Elms, catalpas, etc. : SHADETREES
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Zola novel : NANA
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Kind of pal : PEN
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Teachers, in Troyes : MAITRES
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Van Winkle : RIP
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Wiles : ARTS
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Wall fixtures of a kind : MOOSEHEADS
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Mobile dinner for dobbin : NOSEBAG
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Bayh and Kennedy: Abbr. : SENS
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Author Korzeniowski : CONRAD
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"May I show you you to ___?" : ASEAT
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Foe : ADVERSARY
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Lithuanian city : VILNA
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General at Gettysburg : MEADE
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Silent : NOISELESS
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More washed-out : PALER
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Force : DINT
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Huskies' burdens : SLEDS
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Irritable : EDGY
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Sand hill, in England : DENE
Down
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Couches : SOFAS
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Macaw : ARARA
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Traipses : GALLIVANTS
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Word for a suspect : ALLEGED
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___ masqué : BAL
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Palm : ARECA
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Weather satellite : TIROS
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People on a certain outing : HAYRIDERS
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Robe for Madame Butterfly : KIMONO
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Essayist-poet : EMERSON
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Competent : ABLE
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Band instrument : TUBA
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Decide irrevocably : SEAL
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Poetic wreath : ANADEM
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Zoroastrians : PARSEES
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Cossack leaders : ATAMANS
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Mock moon : PARASELENE
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Oklahoma city : ENID
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Drops bait on water : DAPS
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Nine inches : SPAN
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Merriwell, for one : HERO
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El Paso's river : RIOGRANDE
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W. W. II acronym : ETO
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Grooved pulley wheel : SHEAVE
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What Texas did on Feb. 1, 1861 : SECEDED
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Stored fodder : ENSILED
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Plant pests : BORERS
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Sweet flag or calla lily : AROID
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___ swan : DYING
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Hall-of-Famer Cap : ANSON
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Cup, at Maxim's : TASSE
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Raw or New : DEAL
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Farewell: Lat. : VALE
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Eyelid swelling : STY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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