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New York Times, Monday, January 13, 1975

Author:
William D. Wilson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,284

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Across
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Player or Cooper : GARY
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Prepare lobsters : BOIL
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Pass over : ELIDE
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Essay name : ELIA
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Disabled : LAMED
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Land of the Twins: Abbr. : MINN
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Colorful song of 1939 : DEEPPURPLE
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Baranof Island town : SITKA
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Island in Oceania : RAPA
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Dizzy or Jimmy : DEAN
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Neck of land: Abbr. : ISTH
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Raced : TORE
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Belgian river : LYS
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Coal ___ : BIN
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Former African area : TOGOLAND
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Active : ONTHEGO
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State of the Boilermakers : INDIANA
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Physics or chemistry : SCIENCE
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Popular pets : POODLES
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Wild geese : CANADAS
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Caribbean canoe : PIROGUE
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Shoulder muscles : DELTOIDS
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Out ___ limb : ONA
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Opposite of neg. : POS
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P.O. depts. : DLOS
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Connery : SEAN
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Indian meal : ATTA
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Type of croquet : ROQUE
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Parts of harnesses : CHECKREINS
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Least of the litter : RUNT
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City in N. H. : KEENE
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Small lizards : EFTS
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Balkan name : TITO
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Forest in "As You Like It" : ARDEN
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Henna et al. : DYES
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Oft-quoted author: Abbr. : ANON
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Opals and rubies : GEMS
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Others, to Caesar : ALII
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Silent movie star : RINTINTIN
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Pulls sharply : YANKS
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___ Lands of South Dakota : BAD
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Outstanding thing : ONER
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Have an ___ (intend) : IDEATO
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Florentine painter : LIPPOLIPPI
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Chosen: Fr. : ELU
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Shortening : LARD
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Drive : IMPEL
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Hold back : DELAY
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Anthony et al. : EDENS
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People with delusions : PARANOIDS
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Listened to : ATTENDED
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Farmer, at times : HOGCALLER
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Check-signer : ENDORSER
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Autumn pear : BOSC
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Native of Peru : INCA
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Deteriorates : GOESTOSEED
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Caper : DIDO
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Word with war or knuckle : HEAD
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North American Indian : ALGONQUIN
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Nine, in Bonn : NEUN
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Cruising : ASEA
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Become rigid : OSSIFY
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___ wallop : PACKA
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Different : OTHER
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Mount : STEED
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Vital body link : AORTA
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Skin trouble : ACNE
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Biblical word : UNTO
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Harrow's rival : ETON
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Perception : KEN
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Draft initials : SSS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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