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New York Times, Saturday, September 14, 1974

38-Across : Take part in a game

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has supersymmetry.
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,163
Across
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Flourish : PROSPER
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In proportion : PRORATA
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Gear setting : REVERSE
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Picture puzzles : REBUSES
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Sir Edmund's challenge : EVEREST
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Textile-machine devices : EVENERS
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Thrice: Prefix : TER
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___ gestae : RES
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Tour player : PRO
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Abstract being : ENS
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Period of little change : PLATEAU
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Winston or Galahad : SIR
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Sweet ___ : SUE
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Disavows : RECANTS
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Worldwide: Abbr. : INT
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Time of life : TEENAGE
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Bridge supports : TRUSSES
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Babylonian goddess : AYA
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Western state: Abbr. : ORE
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Take part in a game : COMPETE
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Feeble : EPICENE
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Daydream : REVERIE
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Bill : TEN
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"You ___!" (surely) : BET
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Spring and fall : SEASONS
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Entire: Prefix : HOL
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Blackbird : ANI
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___ Plaines : DES
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"___ on parle ... " : ICI
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Set forth again : RESTATE
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Textbook adjuncts : INDICES
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One making an attempt : ESSAYER
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Alternative spelling : VARIANT
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African flies : TSETSES
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Stores : ENSILES
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Check prior to a product's sale : PRETEST
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Part of I.R.S. : REVENUE
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Do a foreman's job : OVERSEE
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Sunday talk: Abbr. : SER
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Nova Scotia's Grand ___ : PRE
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Curve : ESS
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Go over again : RETRACE
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___ arms : PRESENT
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Title for Graham: Abbr. : REV
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British award : OBE
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Hosiery mishap : RUN
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Absence of infection : ASEPSIS
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Earthenware jar : TERRINE
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Classifies : ASSORTS
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Greek letter : ETA
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Orisons : PRAYERS
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Heir : LEGATEE
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Eye-dilating chemical: Var. : ATROPIN
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Loan-shark practices : USURIES
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Doze : NAP
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Dry, as wine : SEC
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Liza Minnelli hit : CABARET
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Harmony : ONENESS
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"Odalisque" painter : MATISSE
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Tax dodgers : EVADERS
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Like glaciers and waves : EROSIVE
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Moral : ETHICAL
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Epoch in the Tertiary period : NEOCENE
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Joins up : ENLISTS
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Compass reading : ESE
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Work on lace : TAT
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Certain votes : AYS
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Driving area : TEE
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Thai river : NAN
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M.D.'s : DRS
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Clock-face reading : III

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

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