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New York Times, Saturday, October 23, 1976

Author:
Mike Leifer
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,933
Across
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Gardener's bane : CRABGRASS
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Matrons : DAMES
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Forms anew : RECREATES
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Chris of the courts : EVERT
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Personified : INCARNATE
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___ Wences : SENOR
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Brewing grain : MALT
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Roman 151 : CLI
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Diatribe : TIRADE
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Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Haggard's "___" : SHE
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Public law: Abbr. : ORD
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Mountain ___ : DEW
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___-believe : MAKE
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Used a lever : PRIED
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Showing no chagrin : UNABASHED
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Kind of active : RADIO
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Lucifer : SATAN
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"We ___ one" : ARE
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Bitter : ACERB
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Well rounded : OBESE
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Exaggerates : STRETCHES
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"The Good ___" : EARTH
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Wharf : QUAY
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Hat or banana : TOP
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Bauble : TOY
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Kind of steer or rap : BUM
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Corgi, e.g. : DOG
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Deemed : OPINED
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Agreeable French word : OUI
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Novelist Shirley Ann : GRAU
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Asian land : NEPAL
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Come to pass : EVENTUATE
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Reveres : VENERATES
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Roman spirits : LARES
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Obliteration : ERASEMENT
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Police target : CRIME
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Of the kidney : RENAL
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Adapt : ACCLIMATE
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Nasty child : BRAT
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Ruhr native: Abbr. : GER
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Western holdings : RANCHES
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Bristle: Prefix : SETI
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Compass reading : SSE
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Something wanted : DESIDERATUM
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Affirm : AVER
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Greek nymph: Var. : MENAD
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Impair : ERODE
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Scatter : STREW
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Finger Lake : SKANEATELES
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Arrangement : ORDER
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Lower : ABASE
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___ Amboy : PERTH
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Bangladesh capital : DACCA
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Entertainment org. : USO
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Arrest : NAB
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Kind of pudding : HASTY
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Lose moisture : DEHYDRATE
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Wrath : IRE
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Outmoded: Abbr. : OBS
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Horses : EQUINES
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Laver of tennis : ROD
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Of sound : TONAL
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It's usually grand : OPERA
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Tom's father : PIPER
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___ Vista : BUENA
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Containing a grain : OATEN
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Visitor : GUEST
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Nickname for Hale : NATE
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Above's companion : OVER
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Pacific island of W.W. II : GUAM
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Arden : EVE
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Three, in Parma : TRE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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