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New York Times, Monday, January 12, 1976

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,648

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Across
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Skiers' lifts : TOWS
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Midwest city : OMAHA
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Bible book : ACTS
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One of the five : ERIE
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___ colony : PENAL
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Hindu goddess of beauty : SHRI
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Lofty words in an atlas : CANADIANROCKIES
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Enlarges : ADDSONTO
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MIG's and SST's : PLANES
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Aviator Post : WILEY
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Hashhouse : BEANERY
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Like a knife : BLADED
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Divides again : RECUTS
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Ventilated : AIRED
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Sensational : LURID
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Compass point : ENE
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Star in Cygnus : SADR
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Buddhist writing : SUTRA
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Prurient matter : SMUT
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Silkworm : ERI
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Shoddy : TATTY
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Monotonous sound : CHANT
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Obdurate: Var. : STONEY
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Alternative : CHOICE
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Plateaus : UPLANDS
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Inexperienced : GREEN
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Tricks : PRANKS
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Referees' needs : WHISTLES
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Narrow words in an atlas : SINGAPORESTRAIT
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Taro root : EDDO
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Miss Bordoni : IRENE
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Nine: Prefix : ENNE
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Hardy girl : TESS
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Bivouac ingredients : TENTS
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Paradise : EDEN
Down
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Mexican Indian : TECA
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Little words in a atlas : WINDWARDISLANDS
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Coast dweller : SEASIDER
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Thought : OPINED
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Substantial : MEATY
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Cambridge university: Abbr. : HAR
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Baldness : ALOPECIA
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Obliquely : ASKANT
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Big words in an atlas : CHINESEMAINLAND
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Shoe-factory worker : TREER
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Timid one : SISSY
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Parceled out : DOLED
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Man's name : CLAUD
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Black, blue or straw : BERRY
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Low : BASE
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Prevaricator : LIAR
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Like old roads : RUTTY
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Musical instruments : LUTES
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___ Dimittis : NUNC
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Feminine ending : ETTE
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Small point of land : SANDSPIT
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Closet item : SHOETREE
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Tropical bean : TONKA
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Community ___ : CHEST
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Dances : TANGOS
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Turning points : CRISES
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In a dither : UPSET
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Fall's precursor : PRIDE
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Belgian city : GHENT
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Songbird : WREN
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German article : EINE
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British gun : STEN
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Smeltery material : ORE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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