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New York Times, Thursday, August 22, 1974

Author:
Stephen Kahan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.26)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0
Stephen Kahan has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,140
Across
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Sky Altar : ARA
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Beanery item for dunkers : DONUT
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S.A. rodents : PACAS
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Debussy subject : MER
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Type of setter : IRISH
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Firehouse sound : ALARM
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Gown color : ALICEBLUE
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Miss Shearer : NORMA
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Oblique glance : LEER
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Caspian, etc. : SEAS
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Go onstage : ENTER
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Like most fences : GATED
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Cover : LID
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Polite guy : GENT
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Famed dancer : ASTAIRE
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Family member : SIS
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Trygve : LIE
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Ignoble quality : MEANNESS
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Poughkeepsie campus : VASSAR
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Many-legged insect : CENTIPEDE
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"Carmen" figure : TORERO
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Did backyard work : GARDENED
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Time period : ERA
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Small quantity : SIP
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Like a surgeon's hands : STERILE
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Best man's burden : RING
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Farm creature : RAM
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Miss Adoree : RENEE
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Choral piece : MOTET
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Falls behind : LAGS
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Take a photo : SNAP
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Girl's name : ILENE
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Chauffeur's milieu : LIMOUSINE
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___ Haute : TERRE
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Unsuited : INEPT
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Age : EON
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West German City : ESSEN
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Like some forests : DENSE
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Certain students: Abbr. : SRS
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Mixture : AMALGAM
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Let go : RELEASE
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Short melody : ARIETTA
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Shaping tool : DIE
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Spheres : ORBS
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Lake Victoria outlet : NILE
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Commonplace : USUAL
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Dissertation : THESIS
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Window part : PANE
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In the course of : ALONG
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World combines : CARTELS
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Erivan's land : ARMENIA
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More fashionable : SMARTER
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Cord used in falconry : CREANCE
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Eateries : DINERS
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Deflect : DIVERT
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French painter : RENOIR
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Superlative ending : EST
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More deplorable : SADDER
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One's John Hancock: Abbr. : SIG
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Tea-leaf reader : SEERESS
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Ballet step : PAS
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Exterminator's target : TERMITE
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Bright birds : ORIOLES
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Bombastic speakers : RANTERS
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Simpletons : NINNIES
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Miss Holm : ELEANOR
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Becomes more profound : DEEPENS
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Wan : PALLID
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Category : GENRE
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Famed battleship : MAINE
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Young age : TEEN
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U. S. agents : GMEN
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Drenches : SOPS
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U. S. Indian : UTE

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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