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New York Times, Monday, September 9, 1974

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { C H J K Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,158
Across
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Harass : BADGER
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Pool area : DEEPEND
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Act in a labor crisis : MEDIATE
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Everywhere : ALLOVER
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Triangle word : ETERNAL
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Technique of painting : TEMPERA
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Defrost : MELT
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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State: Fr. : ETAT
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Cheer for El Córdobes : OLE
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Relished : SAVORED
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“Harold in ___” : ITALY
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Macaroni shape : ELBOW
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Exhausted : FOREDONE
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Prompt : SPEEDY
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Nourishment : ALIMENT
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U. of Wyoming site : LARAMIE
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In ___ (very soon) : NOTIME
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Part of V. A. : VETERANS
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Fireplace : GRATE
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Greek island : SAMOS
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Iroquoians’ Five ___ : NATIONS
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Espouse : WED
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Celebes animal : ANOA
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Do certain sewing : DARN
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Rich source : MINE
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Conjugal : MARITAL
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Skilled one : ARTISAN
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Run-of-the-mill : AVERAGE
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Clerical residence : DEANERY
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Cognate : RELATED
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Run out, as a subscription : EXPIRE
Down
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Asian palm : BETEL
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Sister of Fred : ADELE
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Gossip : DIRT
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Initiated, in poems : GAN
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Age, in Italy : ETA
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Germane : RELEVANT
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Office of the Papal curia : DATARY
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Smyrna fig : ELEME
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___ blight : ELM
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English poet : POPE
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Salamander: Var. : EVET
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Tiber tributary : NERA
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Relative of doggone : DRAT
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Reminder : MEMO
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Welfare money : DOLE
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Jazz performers : SIDEMEN
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Make up for : ATONE
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Deject : DEPRESS
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Soprano Evelyn ___ : LEAR
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Early church area : BEMA
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Norse god : ODIN
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Written letters : WYES
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Tiger feature : FANG
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Swan genus : OLOR
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Donizetti opera : RITA
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Utter : EMIT
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Squelched : SATON
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Picnic drink : LEMONADE
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Heraldic fur : VAIR
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Went flat : STALED
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Maxim : ADAGE
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Partner of sadder : WISER
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Finnish lake : ENARE
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Gainsay : DENY
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Swedish wine measures : AMAR
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Cathedral area : NAVE
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Russian city : OREL
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Grass genus : AIRA
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Skirt type : MINI
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Work on lace : TAT
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King, to Caligula : REX
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Faucet : TAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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