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New York Times, Sunday, January 18, 1976

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 616 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,654
Across
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"Uncle Vanya" author : CHEKHOV
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Holy city : MECCA
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Word with legs or cuffs : TROUSER
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Dramatist of the absurd : IONESCO
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One of a French trio : ATHOS
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Great joy : RAPTURE
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Potters : CLAYMEN
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Hotel-desk postings : CHECKOUTTIMES
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Intends : AIMS
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Aardvark food : ANTS
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Contents of certain books : CHECKS
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Milk: Prefix : LACT
31
___ volente : DEO
32
Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Bypass closely : SKIRT
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Factions : SECTS
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Irish cry : ARRA
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Arthur's nephew : GAWAIN
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Great Barrier Island : OTEA
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Geste or Nash : BEAU
45
Sea flier : ERN
46
Sing loudly, with "out" : BELT
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Palm leaf: Var. : OLA
50
English game pebble : CHECKSTONE
54
Makes inquiries : CHECKSUPON
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Humperdinck boy : HANSEL
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Base runner, at times : STEALER
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Treatment : USAGE
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Common abbr. : ETC
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___ code : AREA
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Ground defense: Abbr. : LAA
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African native : SOMALI
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Stopovers for game pieces : CHECKERBOARDSQUARES
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Whistle stop : HAMLET
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Gold tinctures : ORS
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Plaster item : CAST
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Rockefeller's oil: Abbr. : STD
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Miss Adoree : RENEE
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Contract's predecessor : AUCTION
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Coin : SPECIE
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Realists : ACTUALISTS
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Full go-ahead : BLANKCHECK
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Estes and Menlo: Abbr. : PKS
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Bird plumage : RUFF
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Owned : HAD
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Creil's river : OISE
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Elbe tributary : EGER
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Object of perception : SENSUM
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"What ___ God wrought!" : HATH
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Samantha : EGGAR
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Miss Kett et al. : ETTAS
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Roman way : VIA
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Relative: Abbr. : BRO
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Skin : DERM
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Sleigh puller : DASHER
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Show surprise : GASP
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Small herring : BRIT
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Accurate one : DOUBLECHECKER
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Most trim : TIDIEST
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Harmonizers' girl : ADELINE
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Type of song : THEME
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Set apart : ISOLATE
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Picks : SELECTS
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As good ___ : ASNEW
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Early stringed instrument : CHEKKER
Down
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Large insect : CICADA
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"___ than thou" : HOLIER
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Charm : ENAMOR
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Florida sights : KEYS
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Royal initials : HSM
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Kind of ography : OCEAN
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Author Kurt : VONNEGUT
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Raincoats, for short : MACS
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Moral: Abbr. : ETH
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Begin a hotel visit : CHECKIN
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Chinese fowl : COCHIN
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Suppliant : ASKER
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Japanese bastion of W.W. II : TRUK
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Zounds! : RATS
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Decide : OPT
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Practical : UTILE
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Common field plant : SUMAC
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Establish : ERECT
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Shelters or hostels : RESTS
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1905 manifesto : OCTOBER
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___ tee : TOA
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Hindu garment : SAREE
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Japanese orange : SATSUMA
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Fundamentals : ABCS
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Traveled widely : WENTABOUT
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Flatfoot's relative : TEC
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Social-club member : ELK
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Squeeze out : EKE
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Abate, old style : ASLAKE
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Give out iridescence : OPALESCE
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Of a military science : LOGISTIC
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Carbon: Suffix : ANE
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Guevara : CHE
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Kind of girl : HATCHECK
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Delights : ENCHANTS
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Dare: Fr. : OSER
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Goodman's instr. : CLAR
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Sniffles : HEADCOLDS
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Asian grass : USAR
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As ___ resort : ALAST
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Soak : RET
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Trafalgar and Times: Abbr. : SQS
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Excel in the slalom : OUTSKI
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Tall bird : EMEU
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Less smoggy : CLEARER
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Grampuses : ORCS
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Arabian capital : SANA
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Ten: Prefix : DEK
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Door sound : RAP
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___ as a daisy : ASFRESH
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Borneo natives : IBANS
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Portions: Abbr. : PCS
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Querying sounds : EHEH
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Haul : LUG
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Bowstring hemp : IFE
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Based on moral law : NOMISTIC
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Listen carefully : HEARKEN
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Crams, in Scotland : STECHS
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Grape : UVA
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Take ___ (rest) : ABREAK
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Sad, in Dijon : TRISTE
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More biting : HOTTER
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Norse tales : EDDAS
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Hollow stone : GEODE
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Thin cereal : GRUEL
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Stroll along : AMBLE
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Greek letter : THETA
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Clownlike : APISH
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Parking-lot hazard : DENT
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Honor cards : ACES
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Expanded : GREW
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Swindle : BILK
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Auto plate: Abbr. : LIC
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Uncle, in Perth : EME
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Deer : DOE

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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