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New York Times, Friday, August 23, 1974

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,141
Across
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Top banana : CHAMP
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Western football team : RAMS
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Early pulpit : AMBO
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Daytona entry : RACER
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French friend : AMIE
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Wild animal : BOAR
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Up ___ : ATREE
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Relent : MELT
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Domineer : BOSS
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Agent for getting an edge on : WHETSTONE
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Musical direction : LENTO
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Does bar work : TENDS
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Fur animal : MARTEN
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Drink to : TOAST
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Different : OTHER
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Chesterton's detective : BROWN
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Domesday Book coin : ORA
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To-do : STIR
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Ocean : BRINE
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Later : ANON
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Use a switch : TAN
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Sandy color : BEIGE
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Lobster's abdomen : PLEON
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Zimbalist : EFREM
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Plant bristle : ARISTA
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Cotton thread : LISLE
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Uninteresting : STALE
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Being tagged along : INTOW
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Arizona city : TOMBSTONE
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Nautical word : ALOW
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Nincompoop : BOOB
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Tendon : SINEW
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King of Naples : RENE
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Against : ANTI
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Man at the mike : EMCEE
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Doer: Suffix : STER
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Bulletproof wear : VEST
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Mr. ___ (Stewart role) : DEEDS
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Bird's crop : CRAW
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Biblical verb : HATH
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Farm unit : ACRE
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Athletic event : MEET
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___ John, legendary monk : PRESTER
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Actor Novarro : RAMON
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Alter : AMEND
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Marker of significance : MILESTONE
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Collection : SET
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Convent head : ABBESS
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Astronauts' finds : MOONSTONES
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Sew loosely : BASTE
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Welles : ORSON
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Playing card : TEN
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Depend, with "on" : LEAN
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At ___ (maximally) : MOST
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Bauble for the Lorelei : RHINESTONE
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District: Abbr. : TER
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Be obligated : OWE
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Hellfire's partner : BRIMSTONE
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Manipulate by fraud : RIG
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Cheer for : ROOT
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Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
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Stinger : BEE
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___ Baba : ALI
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Concoct : BREW
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Was insistent : PRESSED
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Rose or pink : FLOWER
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White vestment : ALB
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Tale tellers : LIARS
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Sea passage : INLET
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Mr. ___ of "Dombey and Son" : TOOTS
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Scope : AMBIT
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Leisure or hot : TIME
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Formerly : ONCE
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Require : NEED
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Farm animals : EWES
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Munich's state: Abbr. : BAV

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

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