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New York Times, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,279
Across
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Haze : MIST
5
Mail drop : CHUTE
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Bumpkin : CLOD
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Hindu fire god : AGNI
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Gobi stopovers : OASES
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Word with bang : SLAM
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Escape : BREAKLOOSE
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Corroborate : SUPPORT
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U.S. observatory : PALOMAR
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Art genre : DADA
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Moslem scripture : KORAN
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Chili ingredient : CARNE
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___ crow : EAT
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Hostess of note : MESTA
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Russian range : ALAI
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Presidential monogram : FDR
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Man known for his ferry : HARPER
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Shot or Bertha : BIG
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Lockjaw : TETANUS
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Trevino : LEE
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Professed : AVOWED
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Ring results : KOS
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Gear for Johnny Bench : MITT
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Well-known tomb occupant : LENIN
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South, in France : SUD
45
Shaping machine : LATHE
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Twangy : NASAL
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Writer Sholem : ASCH
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Property transferrer : ALIENOR
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Set in motion : ACTUATE
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Erupt : BURSTFORTH
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Italian coins : LIRE
58
Island near Corsica : ELBA
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Hole ___ : INONE
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Seed part : ARIL
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Like it or ___ it : LUMP
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Money premiums : AGIOS
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Detect : ESPY
Down
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Large amount : MASS
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Nose-rubbing quarters : IGLU
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Garden flower : SNAPDRAGON
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Kettledrums : TIMPANI
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Snake : COBRA
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Red deer : HART
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"It's no ___" : USE
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Notorious Dome : TEAPOT
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Glacier ridge: Var. : ESKAR
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Bing Crosby or Rudy Vallee : CROONER
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Impend : LOOM
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Bones : OSSA
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Staining agent : DYER
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Andean livestock : LLAMAS
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Keatsian form : ODE
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Kind of fur : KARAKUL
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Conspiracy : CABAL
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Extant : ALIVE
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Air-board letters : EDT
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Quibble : SPLITHAIRS
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Wisdom and milk : TEETH
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Rugged crest : ARETE
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Bored, with "up" : FED
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Czech reformer : HUS
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Dweller : TENANT
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Show assent : NOD
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Kind of apple : WINESAP
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Blotches : MACULAE
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Lamour outfit : SARONG
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Military vessel : LST
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European capital : SOFIA
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Has a yen for : ACHES
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Fratricide victim : ABEL
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Humdinger : LULU
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Supersonic rocket : IRBM
52
"___ extra cost" (sales plug) : ATNO
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Stumble : TRIP
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Wriggling : EELY
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"Vive le ___" : ROI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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