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New York Times, Monday, October 11, 1976

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,921
Across
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Part of B.A. : ARTS
5
Pretenses : SHAMS
10
Poor-housing unit : SLUM
14
Effervesce : BOIL
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Namely : TOWIT
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Start of poi : TARO
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"The Mikado," e.g. : COMICOPERA
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Mideast exports : RUGS
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Organic compounds : KETONES
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Cosmetics : ROUGES
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Shades : HUES
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Light : PERCH
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Propositions : OFFERS
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Close friend : SIDEKICK
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___ out (be indiscreet) : BLURT
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Erie or Grand : CANAL
33
Cask : TUN
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Noun-forming suffixes : IONS
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Thesaurus man : ROGET
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Tradition : LORE
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Ant turns color : TAN
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Tablelands : MESAS
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Balkan capital : SOFIA
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Barbers of sorts : STYLISTS
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Did no work : LOAFED
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Percolates : SEEPS
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Kind of eagle : BALD
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Lighter fuel : BUTANE
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Origin : GENESIS
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Adam's grandson : ENOS
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"Blondie," for one : COMICSTRIP
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Clan chief : THANE
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Cannon fodder, for short : AMMO
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Baubles : TOYS
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Ingredients of musicals : SONGS
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Charmed : RAPT
Down
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Basic principle : ABC
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Chess piece : ROOK
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One of a pair of nonwaiters : TIME
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Moves sinuously : SLITHERS
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One of a pair of bone-breakers : STONES
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Dreams : HOPES
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Commands respect : AWES
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Russian village : MIR
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Stood agape : STAREDAT
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Joined a walkout : STRUCK
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Dismiss as absurd : LAUGHITOFF
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Advise strongly : URGE
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Kind of back : MOSS
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Place that demands order : COURT
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Soviet city : OREL
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Southern and Lonesome : PINES
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News notices : OBITS
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Pontoon : FLOAT
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Laugh provoker : FUNNYSTORY
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Adventure tales : SAGAS
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Radioactivity unit : CURIE
30
Work on bread : KNEAD
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At all ___ (no limit) : COSTS
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Details : RESPECTS
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Guiding light: Var. : LOADSTAR
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Attitude : MIEN
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Flatfish varieties : SOLES
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Rents : LEASES
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Jousting adjuncts : LANCES
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Living : BEING
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Shade of red : BEET
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"I say ___ you" : UNTO
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Gangster's nemesis : GMAN
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Girl's name : IRMA
49
Stupe : SIMP
52
Cry of surprise : OHO
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Kettle's accuser : POT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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