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New York Times, Tuesday, September 10, 1974

Author:
Gladys V. Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,159

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Across
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King of Norway : OLAF
5
Scads : ACRES
10
Opposites of deps. : ARRS
14
Frederick IX, for one : DANE
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Declaration signer : PAINE
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Pace or trot : GAIT
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Cup and saucer device : ETNA
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Courtroom principal : PROSECUTOR
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Cigars: Var. : SHEROOTS
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Relatives of picnics : ROASTS
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Ohio tornado city : XENIA
24
Small room : DEN
25
Heavy : LEADEN
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Minutemen’s foes : REDCOATS
32
Cereal grass : OAT
33
Diamond maneuver : STEAL
35
Chinese province : HUPEH
36
Exchange premium : AGIO
38
Name before Barbara or Clara : SANTA
40
European capital : ROME
41
Scoff : FLOUT
43
Wounds for Caesar : STABS
45
Saratoga Springs : SPA
46
Watchers of a sort : SENTRIES
48
In a way : SORTOF
50
Shoemaker’s tool : AWL
51
U.M.W. man : MINER
52
Spain’s pride of 1588 : ARMADA
56
Stevenson’s Silver : LONGJOHN
59
Providential : HEAVENSENT
61
Weapon used for an appel : EPEE
62
Bancroft or Baxter : ANNE
63
“Slaughter on ___ Avenue” : TENTH
64
Use gum : CHEW
65
South African : BOER
66
“A Day ___ Races” : ATTHE
67
Does a field chore : TEDS
Down
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Horatian and Pindaric : ODES
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Plaster backing : LATH
3
Empire-builder’s goal : ANNEXATION
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Had qualms about : FEARED
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Names : APPOINTS
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Salado and Negro : RIOS
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Printing spaces : ENS
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Do a slow burn : SEERED
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Water, south of the border : AGUA
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Rolls of hair : RATS
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Tumult : RIOT
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Large boats: Abbr. : STRS
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Spiral shell : CONCH
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Individuals : ONES
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Alluvial river deposit : DELTA
25
Goldbricks : LOAFS
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Phila. player : EAGLE
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Declaims : RANTS
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Pronoun : OUR
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Part of man’s or woman’s : APOSTROPHE
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Rhythm : TEMPO
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Quantity of grain : SHEAF
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Artist’s aid : EASEL
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Away : OUT
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Pernod’s cousin : ABSINTHE
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Kind of school : TRADE
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Partner of dance : SONG
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“___ girl just like ... ” : IWANTA
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Factory second : REJECT
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Calendar page : MONTH
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King of Israel : AHAB
53
Gambling city : RENO
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Lion feature : MANE
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State : AVER
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40-day period : LENT
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Observe : HEED
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Front-page fodder : NEWS
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Sink : SET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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