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New York Times, Friday, October 29, 1976

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,939
Across
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Reptiles : ASPS
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Self-important people : SNOBS
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Plagiarize : CRIB
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Faithful, in Scotland : LEAL
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Woo : COURT
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Lawn-care item : HOSE
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Friend for Pierre : AMIE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Out of a job : IDLE
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Frustrating quest : WILDGOOSECHASE
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Information : DATA
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"D' ye ___ John Peel . . . ?" : KEN
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Bactrian : CAMEL
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Elusive goal : POTOFGOLD
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Goes for : ADORES
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Salamander : NEWT
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Engage in rivalry : VIE
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Guns up : REVS
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Big ___ (V.I.P.) : WHEEL
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Watery track : WAKE
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Cheer : OLE
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Violinist Leopold : AUER
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Established : SEATED
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Delusion : MARESNEST
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British Waves : WRENS
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Dress : TOG
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Emulated : APED
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Making a hopeless try : ONAFOOLSERRAND
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Kind of shape : SHIP
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Sheer fabric : VOILE
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Table item : OLEO
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Assistant : AIDE
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"Where's ___?" : ELMER
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Endure : BEAR
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Leaves : GOES
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Ecstatic states : RAPTS
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Weird : EERY
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"There ought to be ___" : ALAW
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Truck rig, for short : SEMI
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Jack and Jill's burden : PAIL
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Participants in a winter sport : SLEDDERS
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Make tracks : SCOOT
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Nothing doing! : NOSOAP
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Face-saving devices : OUTS
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Broth, in Scotland : BREE
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Horned birds of Europe : STOCKOWLS
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Taiwan name : CHIANG
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Fishing and divining : RODS
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Capri, e.g. : ISLE
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Social : BEE
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Writer Zona : GALE
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Weight : HEFT
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Billiard shot : CAROM
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Miss St. Johns : ADELA
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Van line, e.g. : MOVER
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Unique types : ONERS
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Letter : TEE
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Kind of leaf shape : OVATE
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Compare : LIKEN
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Town-goer of film : DEEDS
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Changed sides : SWUNGOVER
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___-haw : HEE
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Clotheshorse's need : WARDROBE
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Words setting a time : ASOF
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Pitcher : EWER
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Storehouses : ETAPES
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Armor piece: Var. : TASLET
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Equals : PEERS
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Eileen's state : OHIO
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Brood of pheasants : NIDE
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Alley Oop's friend : OOLA
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Wilted : LIMP
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Nautical word : ALEE
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At hand : NEAR
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Fishing boat : DORY
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Droop : SAG

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

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