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New York Times, Tuesday, September 24, 1974

Author:
E. R. Galli
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
E. R. Galli has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,173

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Across
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___ majesty : LESE
5
Family man : PAPA
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Decision on a slider : SAFE
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Fall drink : CIDER
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U.S.S.R. mountains : URAL
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Run-down urban area : SHANTYTOWN
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Garden tool : RAKE
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Unbroken expanse : REACH
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Insect with forceps : EARWIG
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Violent change : CATACLYSM
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Lugubrious : TEARY
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Bad-luck charm : HOODOO
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Large bears : KODIAKS
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Responsibility : ONUS
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Bookkeeper’s concern : PAYROLL
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Rainy : WET
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Full house : SELLOUT
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Tippler : SOT
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Doing a Vegas job : DEALING
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Wild animal: Lat. : FERA
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Former papal seat : AVIGNON
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Nuclear giants : HBOMBS
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Parting word at Orly : ADIEU
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Certain social system : WELFARISM
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Cut deeply : GASHED
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___ eye on (watches) : HASAN
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Water: Sp. : AGUA
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Antiaircraft artillery : ACKACKGUNS
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Ananias : LIAR
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Big game : MOOSE
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Convinced : SOLD
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Miss Negri : POLA
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Erotic : SEXY
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Musical notes : LAS
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Old verb suffix : ETH
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Get going : STARTOUT
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Groups of nine : ENNEADS
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Concise : PITHY
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Bustle : ADO
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Seat of a sort : PEW
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English composer : ARNE
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Like Dali : SURREAL
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British Guiana Indian : ARAWAK
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Hindu ascetics : FAKIRS
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Gray work : ELEGY
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Massive : CYCLOPEAN
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Tijuana fare : TACO
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Not quite upright : ATILT
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Black-tongued dog : CHOW
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First-rate : AONE
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Sight from the Narrows : SKYLINE
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Dimwit : MORON
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C.S.A. sympathizer in the North : DOUGHFACE
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Concede : ALLOW
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Musical transition : SEGUE
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Clad like Venus de Milo : SEMINUDE
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Eyes : ORBS
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Australia’s neighbor: Abbr. : TASM
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Perseverer : DIEHARD
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Ranges for food : FORAGES
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Slow movement, in music : ADAGIO
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Audio-___ : VISUAL
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Enjoy the beach : BASK
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Bedouin headcords : AGALS
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Asian capital : LHASA
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Restrain : DAMP
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Bird sound : COO
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___ Nidre : KOL
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“Nothing doing!” : NIX
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Mudhole of a sort : STY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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