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New York Times, Thursday, January 30, 1975

Author:
Hal R. Hollinger
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,301
Across
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Cowboy item : SPUR
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Orange ___ (summer drink) : CRUSH
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Abbreviation for hostesses : RSVP
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Strengthen, as muscles : TONE
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Nerve networks : RETIA
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Sharif of the movies : OMAR
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German composer : ORFF
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Avoid : ELUDE
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Spleen : BILE
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Cocktail-shaker item : ICE
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"If ___ a rich man" : IWERE
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Philippine knives : BOLOS
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Kings, queens, knights, e.g. : CHESSMEN
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Some Westerns : OATERS
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Indoor sport area : LANE
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Advice, in Cannes : AVIS
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Mont-___ (isle off France) : SAINTMICHEL
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Kind of news or iron : SAD
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French river : ORNE
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Root for pipes : BRIER
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Selfsame : VERY
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Panhandle : BEG
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What Proust indulged in : REMEMBRANCE
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Israeli dance : HORA
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"___ of Eden" : EAST
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Preoccupy : OBSESS
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Road to perfection : PRACTICE
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Kind of violet : ULTRA
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Pepys's preoccupation : DIARY
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Deface : MAR
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Word with work or mate : TEAM
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Indian language : HINDI
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Walrus's perch : BERG
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U. S. Nobel physicist : RABI
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Chekhov or Rubinstein : ANTON
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Preposition : INTO
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Formerly, old style : ERST
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Famous Chinese sisters : SOONG
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Manuscript notation : STET
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Follower of Zeno : STOIC
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Part of a house : PORCH
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Hard-hearted : UNFEELING
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Sports official, for short : REF
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Ship personnel : CREWMEMBERS
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Virginian's signature : RELEE
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Motorist's maneuver : UTURN
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Word with kick or step : SIDE
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Own, in Scotland : HAE
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Part of Capek's "R.U.R." : ROBOTS
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Express pleasure : SMILE
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Heroism : VALOR
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Wine-making equipment : PRESS
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Negative contraction : ISNT
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Prisoner's means of release : BAIL
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Rational : SANE
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Arrogant : OVERBEARING
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Attention-getter : AHEM
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Kind of sister : SOB
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"Blessed ___ the meek" : ARE
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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French company: Abbr. : CIE
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Greeting-card contents : SENTIMENT
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Curve : ARC
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Indigo, for one : DYE
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Immense : VAST
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Sub ___ : ROSA
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Risqué : RACY
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Peter the ___ (Crusader) : HERMIT
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Unconventional : OUTRE
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Teary dimness : BLEAR
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Uncertain efforts : STABS
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Western horse : PINTO
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Radioactive element : RADON
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___ blanche : CARTE
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Cereal disease : ERGOT
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Prefix for saur : DINO
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Holds : HAS
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Encore! : BIS

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

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