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New York Times, Wednesday, October 29, 1975

Author:
Maurice J. Teitelbaum
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Maurice J. Teitelbaum has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,573
Across
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Chekhov’s bird : SEAGULL
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Bereaved in a way : WIDOWED
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Tirana's land : ALBANIA
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Queued up : INALINE
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Dutch republic's founder : WILLIAMOFORANGE
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Philippine skirt : SAYA
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Descartes : RENE
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Recipe measure: Abbr. : TSP
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Milan attraction : SCALA
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Keenness : EDGE
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Levy ___ (penalize) : AFINE
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Scottish alders : ARNS
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Cry of disgust : PAH
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Electronic music-makers : MOOGS
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Neckpiece : ASCOT
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Compass-needle attractor : THEMAGNETICPOLE
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Theater seats : LOGES
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Drive out : EJECT
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Cakes’ companion : ALE
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Cries of approval : YEAS
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Spinners, e.g. : LURES
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Honor card : TEN
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Brood : MOPE
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Cuba, etc., to Spaniards : ISLAS
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Diplomat: Abbr. : AMB
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Guinness : ALEC
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In addition : ALSO
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Judy Holliday musical : BELLSARERINGING
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They're often bated : BREATHS
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Sugar’s companion : CREAMER
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Put in the oven again : REROAST
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Youth period : TEENAGE
Down
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Magicians’ equipment : SAWS
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Essayist : ELIA
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Skillfully : ABLY
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Opening nights, e.g. : GALAS
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Numerical prefix : UNI
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___ Fail, Irish stone : LIA
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Take it on the ___ : LAM
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Fish or mid : WIFE
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“___ ear and out . . . ” : INONE
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Challenged : DARED
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Spanish wave : OLA
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Snow, in a way : WINTERCOAT
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Certain drawings: Abbr. : ENGS
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River or South : DEEP
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Breakfast item : ORANGEJUICE
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Western plant : CAMAS
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In ___ (bewildered) : AFOG
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Hampton : LIONEL
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Reaction of surprise : GASP
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In a fitting way : APTLY
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Lake resort : TAHOE
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Dostoevsky title : THEGAMBLER
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Chemical compounds : ESTERS
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Painter Jan : STEEN
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___ part (performs) : ACTSA
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Prefix for potamia : MESO
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North Atlantic country: Abbr. : ICEL
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Italian dinner course : PASTA
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Biblical family : ELAHS
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French novelist : SAGAN
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Dict. entry : ABBR
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___ bagatelle : MERE
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Formerly, old style : ERST
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Kidney’s relative : LIMA
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Cut, in Scotland : SNEG
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Fairy-tale heavy : OGRE
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Thai language : LAO
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New soldier: Abbr. : RCT
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Dudgeon : IRE
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Formerly named : NEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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