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New York Times, Thursday, January 8, 1976

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,644

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Across
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African stockade : BOMA
5
Utmost degree : ACME
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Magnetites : ORES
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Checkroom fixture : COATHANGER
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Body english, in a way : WISHFULTHINKING
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City-map unit : LOT
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East, in Madrid : ESTE
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Lets : LEASES
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Kind of drum : SNARE
24
Bridge bid: Abbr. : DBL
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Crimean river : ALMA
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Pledges : ASSURES
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Place for a token : SLOT
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Port of Arabia : ADEN
40
Pointless : INANE
41
Gambler's dream : TOHITTHEJACKPOT
44
The vowels : AEIOU
45
Asteroid : EROS
46
"___ long, long way to . . . " : ITSA
47
Kind of general : TWOSTAR
49
Full extent : SPAN
51
Gardner of cartoons : REA
53
Golden calf et al. : IDOLS
57
Moat's protégé, in a way : CASTLE
62
Kettle or snare : DRUM
65
___ Testament : NEW
66
Kaufman-Hart play : ONCEINALIFETIME
69
Get out of the way : STANDASIDE
70
Cross : ROOD
71
Pastries : TARTS
72
Biblical priest : EBER
73
Miss Bancroft : ANNE
Down
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Rose, Cotton, etc. : BOWLS
2
Hunter of the sky : ORION
3
Hostess Perle : MESTA
4
Cinder : ASH
5
Needle, in old Rome : ACUS
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Belmont entry : COLT
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Matched : MATED
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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Highway unit : LANE
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"___ Dinka Doo" : INKA
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Shield : EGIS
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Hackman or Tierney : GENE
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Work units : ERGS
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Quirinal and Bunker, e.g. : HILLS
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Sense : FEEL
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Fractions : RATIOS
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Minstrel-show instruments : BANJOS
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Doorstep fixture : MAT
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Cling to : ADHERE
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"___ transit gloria . . . " : SIC
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Harsh : UNKIND
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Engrossed : RAPT
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Seth's son : ENOS
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Bristle : SETA
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Photocopy : STAT
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Movie-chain name : LOEW
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Louisville's river : OHIO
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Poetic word : EER
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Mild rebuke : TUT
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Viper : ASP
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Sports place : ARENA
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Love, in France : AIME
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Improvise : ADLIB
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Kind of ring : ONION
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Kind of ade : LEMON
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Bjorn Borg, e.g. : SWEDE
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Expense : COST
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Wall pier : ANTA
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Unpleasant aftermath : SCAR
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Omar's product : TENT
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Covers : LIDS
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___ out (endure) : RIDE
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Shore, in Bonn : UFER
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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___-la : TRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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