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New York Times, Thursday, October 21, 1976

Author:
Beverly J. Seward
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Beverly J. Seward has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,931
Across
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Newspaper edition : LATE
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Wallach and Whitney : ELIS
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Mystery writers' award : EDGAR
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"___ a man with ... " : IMET
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Ballet skirt : TUTU
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Cloth : TOILE
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Something old : FASHIONED
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Vatican tribunal : CURIA
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Something New : AMSTERDAM
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Actor Alda : ALAN
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Besides, in the boondocks : YIT
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Short-wave buff : HAM
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Denomination : SECT
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Frees : LETSGO
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Knievel : EVEL
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Showy : THEATRICAL
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Term-paper grade: Abbr. : EXC
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Had flu symptoms : ACHED
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St. Patrick's et al. : CATHEDRALS
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Tonic-drink nut : KOLA
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Store fodder : ENSILE
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Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
51
Org. of W.W. II : OSS
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"___ monkey's uncle!" : IMA
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African weight : ROTL
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Something Old : IRONSIDES
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Took notice : SATUP
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Bernhardt : SARAH
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Something New : HAMPSHIRE
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Pooh creator : MILNE
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Skinner of stage : OTIS
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Coup d'___ : OEIL
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___ a fox : SLYAS
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Pets : CATS
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___ est percipi : ESSE
Down
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Bowl of cherries, in song : LIFE
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To ___ (unanimously) : AMAN
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Something Old and New : TESTAMENTS
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Waters : ETHEL
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W.W. II area : ETO
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Moth variety : LUNA
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Gossip-column tidbit : ITEM
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Like a bubble bath : SUDSY
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Time-saving words : ETCETERA
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Sullen : DOUR
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Encircle : GIRD
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Use a pipe-cleaner : REAM
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Gershwin et al. : IRAS
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Pinball sign : TILT
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Court need : NET
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Therefore : HENCE
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Of birds : AVIAN
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Loire feeder : CHER
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Bluebonnet state : TEXAS
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Clock sound : TICK
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Something old : SCHOOLTIES
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Celts : GAELS
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___ the hills : OLDAS
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City of Utah : LEHI
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Olives, carrot curls, etc. : RELISHES
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Half: Prefix : DEMI
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"To ___ with Love" : SIR
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Kind of pot : TOSS
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Certain committee : ADHOC
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Western lake : TAHOE
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Beliefs : ISMS
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Part of R.R. : RAIL
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Place for a Concorde : ORLY
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Zola girl : NANA
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"I could ___ horse" : EATA
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Struck : SMIT
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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Soccer star : PELE
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Afterthoughts: Abbr. : PSS

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

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