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New York Times, Wednesday, October 13, 1976

Author:
DeWitt Anderson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
DeWitt Anderson has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,923
Across
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Frenzied : AMOK
5
Tricycle, for short : VELO
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Japanese diplomat : SATO
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Sly look : LEER
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Russian U.N. name : MALIK
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Loser's food : CROW
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Waiter's offering : MENU
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Reconcile : HEAL
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Robert Frost poem, with 53 Across : STOPPINGBYWOODS
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Yankee pitcher Reynolds : ALLIE
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Overly : TOO
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Plus : AND
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"The People, ___" : YES
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Lassie et al. : COLLIES
32
Gibbons : LARS
34
American ostrich : RHEA
36
Threnody : DIRGE
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___ Flow : SCAPA
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Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
40
Riverboat hazards : SNAGS
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Ear shell : ORMER
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Meshed fabrics : NETS
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Strain at a ___ : GNAT
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Resounding : PEALING
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Undergoes : HAS
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Author Levin : IRA
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Asian native : LAO
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Sword parts : HILTS
53
Rest of 19 Across : ONASNOWYEVENING
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Monk parrot : LORO
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Nonkeeper of secrets : SIEVE
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Westernmost of Aleutians : ATTU
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Thralls : ESNES
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Muddy : ROIL
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Like some company : FAST
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Coral et al. : SEAS
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Building wings : ELLS
Down
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Charity : ALMS
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Suitable : MEET
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Wine: Prefix : OENO
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Well-known drummer : KRUPA
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Making glossy : VARNISHING
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Anchor for a swing, often : LIMB
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Give one's ___ (approve) : OKAYTO
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Education : SCHOOLING
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Mars: Prefix : AREO
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Warty creature : TOAD
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Swivel-headed birds : OWLS
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U.S. novelist : MAILER
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Single layer : PLY
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Upland plains : WOLDS
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U.S. columnist : ALSOP
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Ibsen's field : DRAMA
28
Free-wheeling criminals : CARTHIEVES
29
Pahlavi subject : IRANI
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Actress Samantha : EGGAR
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Sixth hour, in Italy : SESTA
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Makes clear : SPELLSOUT
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Compass point : ESE
38
Noun suffix : ARIAN
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Assuages : SALVES
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Snares : NOOSES
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___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
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Sneaky animal : HYENA
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Vibrate the soft palate : SNORE
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Norse king : OLAF
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___ bene : NOTA
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Carney et al. : ARTS
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Kind of acre : WISE
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Heathen deity : IDOL
58
Armstrong : NEIL
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Units of acceleration : GALS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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