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New York Times, Monday, September 23, 1974

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,172

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Across
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Ogden’s state : UTAH
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Hit hard : SMITE
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Miss Hagen : UTA
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___ bene : NOTA
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Prowls about : MOUSES
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“___ my word” (indeed) : PON
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Snare : TRAP
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Distribute selectively : ASSORT
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___ of bricks : TON
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Fastener : ZIPPER
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Desk convenience : KNEEHOLE
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Prison areas : YARDS
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Repast : TEA
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Sluggishness : LANGUOR
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Shakespearean weather : TEMPEST
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Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
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“___ but the brave . . . ” : NONE
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Outpouring : SPATE
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William : TELL
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Brief spell of energy : SPURT
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North Sea tributary : YSER
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Excessive : UNDUE
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Concerning : INRE
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Greek goddess : HERA
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Persevere : STICKAT
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Lasts : ENDURES
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Murray : KEN
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Take ___ for the worse : ATURN
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Grasshoppers : KATYDIDS
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Like country roads : RUTTED
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Newswire Initials : UPI
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Pair : DUO
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Planet after Saturn : URANUS
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Soviet river : NEVA
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Upper house: Abbr. : USS
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“___ of the South Pacific” : TALES
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Turned right : GEED
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Swedish weight : UNTZ
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Column moldings : TORI
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Nipa palm : ATAP
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Carefree : HAPPYGOLUCKY
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Titanic’s call : SOS
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Perfume substances : MUSKS
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“When the frost ___ the pumpkin” : ISON
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Cylindrical : TERETE
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Looks up to : ESTEEMS
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Capable of : UPTO
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Kind of kit : TOOL
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Queen’s name : ANNE
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French chestnuts : MARRONS
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___ Claire : EAU
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Kind of ground : HAPPYHUNTING
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Police command to a gunman : DROPIT
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___-eater : LOTUS
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Catkin : AMENT
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Nita of silents : NALDI
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Harness ring : TERRET
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Loom bar : EASER
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Japanese monasteries : TERAS
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Hebrew letter : NUN
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Terms : TENURES
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Made do : EKEDOUT
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Ibsen’s dancer : ANITRA
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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___ man (unanimously) : ASONE
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African antelope : KUDU
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Southern constellation : APUS
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Spanish uncles : TIOS
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“___ M for Murder” : DIAL
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___ of knowledge : TREE
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Roof part : EAVE
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Kind of issue : DEAD
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Swine genus : SUS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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