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New York Times, Thursday, September 12, 1974

Author:
Mary Harris
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,161

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Across
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Deli offering : PASTRAMI
9
Rascal : SCAMP
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Under criticism : ONTHEPAN
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Secret doctrine : CABALA
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Moving furtively : STEALING
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Asian oil port : ABADAN
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Like a honky-tonk piano : TINNY
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Before Atlantic or Pacific : TRANS
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Eur. country : ENG
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Easter ___ : EGG
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Belgian city : GHENT
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Tick, for one : MITE
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Regretted : RUED
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Take time out : REST
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Mushroom delicacy : MOREL
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Honor : SALUTE
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Cocktail : SIDECAR
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Caterpillar’s meal : LEAF
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Stopper : CORK
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Type of desk : ROLLTOP
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Take the ___ : PLUNGE
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Chairman’s need : GAVEL
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Merriment : GLEE
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Ring : PEAL
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Declare : AVER
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Campus cap: Var. : BEANY
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Bathing-suit part : BRA
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Ford ex-aide J. F. ___ Horst : TER
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Rendezvous : TRYST
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Eat noisily : SLURP
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Corrida victim : ELTORO
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Works by an Italian master : TIEPOLOS
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Ski race : SLALOM
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Restore dry farmland : IRRIGATE
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Daisy : OXEYE
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Clustered : CENTERED
Down
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Toulouse-Lautrec specialties : POSTERS
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Leeward island : ANTIGUA
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Famous Yankee-Met : STENGEL
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Comparative word : THAN
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Trust, with “on” : RELY
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Bee: Prefix : API
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“___ lifeboats!” : MANTHE
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Entrance : INGRESS
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Meager : SCANT
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Taxis : CABS
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Arabian garment : ABA
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Sweet wine : MADEIRA
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Container for ferns, etc. : PLANTER
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Backer : ANGEL
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Frolicsome : ANTIC
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Word for Peter or Alexander : GREAT
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Scale model : MOCKUP
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More boring : DULLER
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Blackbird : MERL
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Show and ___ : TELL
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Disney dwarf : DOPEY
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Stuffed shirt : FOGEY
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Resort near Amalfi : RAVELLO
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Burden excessively : OVERTAX
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Impressionable : PLASTIC
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Of a galaxy : NEBULAR
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Strangle : GARROTE
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Went by : ELAPSED
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Pearly ___ : GATES
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All : ENTIRE
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Pasture grass : BROME
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New York city : TROY
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Point of land : SPIT
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Theater part : LOGE
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Rah! : OLE
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Sea eagle : ERN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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