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New York Times, Monday, October 25, 1976

22-Across : ___ with (encountered)

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,935
Across
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English poet : POPE
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Words of choice : ANDOR
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Alan or Robert : ALDA
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City of Russia : OREL
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Carried on : RAISEDCAIN
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Evening the score : INRECIPROCATION
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Vanzetti's partner : SACCO
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Mister, in Madrid : SENOR
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Initials of the 1930's : NRA
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___ with (encountered) : METUP
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Coins : CENTS
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Room : DEN
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English prime minister : PITT
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Endearing word : SUGAR
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Preposition : INTO
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Jogs : TROTS
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Erie, for one : CANAL
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Rue ___ Paix : DELA
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Crazy : GAGA
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Zoo denizen : HYENA
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Reptiles : ASPS
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Fragrant : OLENT
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___ souci : SANS
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Exclamation : TUT
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Small quantities : DRAMS
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Be enthusiastic about : GOFOR
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___ king : ALA
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Mountain spur : ARETE
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Plane maneuvers : LOOPS
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Get in a jam : LETONESELFINFOR
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Certain paintings : LANDSCAPES
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Dare, hillbilly style : DAST
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Kind of tree : SHOE
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Beauty, for one : ASSET
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Kind of code : AREA
Down
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Polynesian staples : POIS
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Like lawn shrubs : ORNAMENTAL
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Share : PERCENTAGE
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Choose : ELECT
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Piles : NAPS
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Set a course : DIRECTONESSTEPS
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Chemical compound : OSONE
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Front-line duty, for short : RECON
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Stamp ___ : ACT
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Reclined : LAIN
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Fashion name : DIOR
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Literary heroine : ANNA
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Pub game : DARTS
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___ d'etat : COUP
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Slider, for one : PITCH
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Strait between Java and Sumatra : SUNDA
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San ___ : DIEGO
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Cafeteria equipment : TRAY
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Overreaches : GOESTOOFAR
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Generally useful : ALLPURPOSE
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Cookout : ROAST
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Charlie Chan portrayer : OLAND
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Kenya river : TANA
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Argot : SLANG
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Across: Prefix : TRANS
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Opera highlights : SOLI
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Tropical palm : ARECA
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Hills of the Southwest : MESAS
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Henry or Jane : FONDA
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"___ well" : ALLS
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Jacob's wife : LEAH
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___ time : ATNO
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Miss, in Mexico: Abbr. : SRTA
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"___ to Billie Joe" : ODE
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Rapid: Abbr. : FST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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