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New York Times, Saturday, January 24, 1976

Author:
Sidney Nelson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,660
Across
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Pith helmet : TOPI
5
Halloween choice : TRICK
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Church area : APSE
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N.C. College : ELON
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Tidal wave : EAGRE
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Fish bait : CHUM
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Obvious : SELFEXPLANATORY
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Trifled : TOYED
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Awkward boat : TUB
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Water pots of India : LOTAS
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___ and Thummim : URIM
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Spanish painter : MIRO
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Newspaper section: Abbr. : FIN
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Asian palm : TALIPOT
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Prod : JAB
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Besides : ALSO
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Wanderer : NOMAD
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___ de force : TOUR
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Coin of Iran : RIAL
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Century plant : AGAVE
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Rough : RUDE
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Attractive : CUTE
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Roman menswear : TOGAS
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Ostrich's relative : EMU
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Takes umbrage : RESENTS
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Land of ___ : NOD
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Dissolute one : ROUE
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Mental discipline : YOGA
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Freshwater fish : ROACH
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Shinto temple : SHA
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La Scala's locale : MILAN
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Cannibal : ANTHROPOPHAGITE
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Brain passage : ITER
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Jewish festival : PURIM
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One of Ibsen's homes : OSLO
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Ore deposit : LODE
68
Indian coins : ANNAS
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Feds : TMEN
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Exam : TEST
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Toast additive : OLEO
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Like 2 Down : POLYUNSATURATED
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Conclude : INFER
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Ritter or Antoine : TEX
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Transported : RAPT
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Eskimo hut : IGLU
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Curmudgeon : CRAB
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Understanding : KEN
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Performer : ACTOR
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Special type of reporting : PHOTOJOURNALISM
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Koran chapter : SURA
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Tortoise genus : EMYS
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Work on copy : EDIT
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Landed : ALIT
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Sea cow : MANATEE
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Decorum : MODESTY
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Molière's forte : FARCE
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Troy, to Caesar : ILIUM
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Philosophic reason : LOGOS
30
Reflection : IMAGE
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Stately dance : PAVAN
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Video's counterpart : AUDIO
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Long green : BREAD
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Bullring yell : OLE
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Italian numeral : TRE
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German area : RUHR
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Body: Suffix : SOMA
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Yellow earth : OCHRE
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Leg of lamb : GIGOT
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Marsh bird : RAIL
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Hep : ONTO
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Kind of sugar or silk : SPUN
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Trumpet : HORN
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Samoan port : APIA
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Sign : NEON
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Agency under F.D.R. : OPA
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"___ Pinafore" : HMS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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