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New York Times, Tuesday, January 21, 1975

Author:
DeWitt Anderson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
DeWitt Anderson has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,292
Across
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Booty : SWAG
5
Certain N.C.O.'s : SFCS
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Theater curtain : SCRIM
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Milldam : WEIR
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Inventor of the revolver : COLT
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Banal : TRITE
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Hindu soul: Var. : ATMA
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Fish gill: Fr. : OUIE
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Le Mans entry : RACER
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F.D.R. goals in W.W. II : THEFOURFREEDOMS
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Dulles's successor at State : HERTER
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Wild : FERAL
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"___ go bragh!" : ERIN
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Coils of yarn : SKEINS
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Thin nail : BRAD
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Old auto : NASH
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Bar legally : ESTOP
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Rower : OAR
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Beached : AGROUND
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Greek nickname : ARI
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Darling, in Dijon : CHERI
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Sahara feature : DUNE
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Football's Page : ALAN
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Guarantee : ASSURE
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Drink in gulps : SWIG
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To-dos : FLAPS
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No. 1 wood : DRIVER
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Journalism : THEFOURTHESTATE
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Greek-dialect group : EOLIC
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Sills specialty : ARIA
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Winglike parts : ALAE
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Kind of preview : SNEAK
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Nordhoff's partner : HALL
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"___ and trouble" : TOIL
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Difficult years : TEENS
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Pointed tools : AWLS
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Sea birds : ERNS
Down
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Mower's wake : SWATH
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"___ people ... " : WETHE
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Love, in France : AIMER
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Emulated Tweed : GRAFTED
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Type of pad : SCOURING
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Crowd plus one : FOUR
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Escarpment : CLIFF
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Flashed, as lightning : STREAKED
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Nurtures : CRADLES
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Carty of baseball : RICO
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Bit of news : ITEM
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French seas : MERS
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Ended, in verse : OER
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Vocal pauses : ERS
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Ointment : NARD
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Certain type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Mrs. Helmer : NORA
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Start a casino wheel : SPIN
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Chica or Raton : BOCA
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Cheers : RAHS
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War god : ARES
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Trifle : SOU
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Attila and friends : HUNS
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Pressure chambers : AIRLOCKS
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Fresh starts at cards : NEWDEALS
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Hoodlum : RUFFIAN
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Stir up : AGITATE
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___ de vie : EAU
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Tax org. : IRS
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Capital of Ceskoslovensko : PRAHA
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Object of a final grasp : STRAW
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Heroism : VALOR
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Tin: Fr. : ETAIN
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Staggers : REELS
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Lab routine : TEST
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Sharpen : HONE
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Bunker, e.g. : HILL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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