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New York Times, Sunday, September 15, 1974

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,164
Across
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___ tears (tire) : BORETO
7
Eye parts : PUPILS
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Mites : ACARI
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Like barn floors : UNEVEN
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Colleen’s home : IRELAND
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Man who says : SIMON
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Place to swim with Joyce : STREAMOFCONSCIOUSNESS
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Day: Abbr. : THUR
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Black : EBON
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Landseer : EDWIN
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Profit : NET
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Forwards : SENDS
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Writer Ambler et al. : ERICS
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Solemn period : LENT
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“Tell ___ the ... ” : ITTO
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Electric units : OHMS
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Live peacefully with : COEXIST
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Large artery : ILIAC
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Place for a troubled swim : HOTWATER
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Start a compulsory dive : WALKTHEPLANK
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Verges : BRINKS
49
Take the other side : OPPOSE
51
City transits : ELS
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French revolutionary : MARAT
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___ the iceberg : TIPOF
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Body of doctrine : IDEOLOGY
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Clean again : REWASH
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Coat parts: Abbr. : PKTS
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S. A. country : ARG
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___ code : AREA
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Kind of dish or show : SIDE
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Flytrap of a sort : WEB
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Edwardian ___ : ERA
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French poem : LAI
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Flintstones’ pet : DINO
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Adz or ax : TOOL
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Wind or Argyle : SOCK
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Words of recognition : ITSYOU
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Not ornate : UNFLORID
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Man’s name : URIAN
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Humpback salmon : HOLIA
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Doctor’s wall hanging: Abbr. : CTF
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Customs : HABITS
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Protect : DEFEND
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Niagara barrel route : OVERTHEFALLS
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Confused : ALLATSEA
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Girl in “As You Like It” : CELIA
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Fonteyn vehicles : BALLETS
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Baltic land: Abbr. : ESTH
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Bunker : TRAP
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Bunker game : GOLF
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Irish dramatist : SYNGE
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Of the blood : HEMIC
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___ bodikins : ODS
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Got the card game going : DEALT
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Cry of pain : OUCH
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Bee elements : LORA
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Swimming advice : BUTDONTGONEARTHEWATER
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U. S. Indians : ERIES
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Pistol time : SUNRISE
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Vietnam river : MEKONG
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Brief novel : RECIT
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Brewing needs : YEASTS
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Sound system : STEREO
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Hall of Fame units : BUSTS
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___ run : ONTHE
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TV encore : RERUN
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“If you’re ___, ring my bell” : EVERDOWNAWELL
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Drink : TEA
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“The joke’s ___” : ONME
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Treat for ants : PICNIC
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Bolivian Indian : URO
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Pal of a sort : PEN
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___ sont : ILS
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Webby : LACELIKE
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Most nasty : SNIDEST
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Org. : ASSN
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Ohio city: Abbr. : CIN
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Lack of intellectual growth : AMENTIA
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Red-yellow shade : ROSETAN
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Available for sale : INSTOCK
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Lost for good : DOWNTHEDRAIN
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Portly : OBESE
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In favor of : FOR
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Not in, to Dutch : UIT
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Hindu worshiper : SHAKTA
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Ranch riders : COWPOKES
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Place to swim with Shakespeare : SEAOFTROUBLES
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Adverse : ILL
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Alps: Abbr. : MTS
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Garment sizes: Abbr. : XLS
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___ facto : IPSO
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Title for Elizabeth: Abbr. : HBM
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Deacon’s stole : ORARION
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Fed up with : TIREDOF
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French king : ROI
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Legal writ : ELEGIT
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Very soft, in music : PPP
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“Man ___!” (last call at sea) : THELIFEBOATS
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Adjective suffix : IAL
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Scott’s swimming companion : LADYOFTHELAKE
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A. L. team : ORIOLES
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Sincere : GENUINE
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Emperor in Chinese legend : YAO
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Turf: Var. : SWARTH
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Church room : SACRISTY
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Actor Erwin : STU
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German swim spot : BAD
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Carson : KIT
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Kind of dress : SHEATH
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Eight: Prefix : OCTA
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___ rule : ASA
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Nabokov title : ADA
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News-photo print : HALFTONE
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___ wet : ALL
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Library degree: Abbr. : DLS
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Ale time : OCTOBER
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Greenery : VERDURE
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Resilient : ELASTIC
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Tear : RIP
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Scapegoat : FALLGUY
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Hanger-on : LEECH
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Certain sounds : SNORES
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Army off. : GEN
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Kind of reaction : GUT
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Kind of pool : MOTOR
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B’way musical : IRENE
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Freight : CARGO
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Biblical word : DOST
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Haws’ partners : HEMS
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Gods: Lat. : DEI
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F.D.R. agency : NRA
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German cooler : EIS
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Doer: Suffix : AST
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Kind of wash or hen : WET

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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